By taking responsibility for their opposite number, tracking their movement when your side are without the ball, no player will ever go unmarked - your players will effectively be able to shut the door on the opposition and close down their attacking avenues.
To make sure your players are man-marking masters we begin this session with a Shadow Running warm up drill, ensuring your defensive players are on the ball right from the word go - maintaining a low and stable base from which they can move in any direction quickly to follow their partner. From here, after a quick drink, your players will then continue to develop their skills in a series of Interception readiness exercises - finishing with not one, but two conditioned games!
Get the opposition playing right into your hands as your defenders dictate their movements
Refine your players' shooting technique and take those chances, with this shooting accuracy session!
Defence is the first form of attack so make sure that your players are more than capable of defending to a high standard with this session!
Culture impacts how players work together, behave, feel and communicate. How can you as a coach help sculpt your team culture?
Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
The helpful tips, ideas and drills are super useful for developing our coaching abilities and the abilities of our players.
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