Teach players to face up to their opponents and deny space - forcing the error and winning back the ball - with this defending skills session.
To keep up the pressure we work on peripheral vision, blocking/shielding and communication in defence.
What's in the Session?
We start with a fun game of Cops and Robbers (bound to put a smile on all your players' faces, whatever their age) and then look at ways to develop your players' ability to limit space - challenging your defenders to work hard to pressure their opposite number and rewarding them when they successfully make an interception.
Improve your attacking players' preliminary moves - to help them outwit their marker and get free to receive the pass
Develop your players understanding of the importance of fast footwork to deceive their opponent and gain more chances on goal.
Develop your player's ability to execute powerful, accurate passing in a game in order to gain dominance over the opposition.
10 fun games and ideas to improve your warm up - Bring the WOW factor to your next practice and prepare your players, mentally and physically!
Regular analysis of your own performance as a coach will ensure you continue to improve your ability to deliver top quality sessions.
Like many other international tournaments, we've had to wait a little longer for it to start but it's time to get excited for some big hitting!
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