Soccer Drill Demonstration


Objective: Opposed practice developing recovery runs and increase understanding on roles and responsibilities.


  • Mark out 4 channels / areas 15 x 30 (age / ability dependant).
  • Players are organised into groups of 4.
  • Each group work within a channel.
  • Player one serves the ball to player 3 who attempts to beat player 2.
  • Player 2 must retreat into own half before applying pressure.

Coaching points

  • Quality of pass to begin practice (varied, height, weight, speed, etc).
  • Get behind the ball as a priority.
  • Apply pressure once in own half.
  • When the ball moves forwards or side wards retreat back behind the ball again.
  • When to apply press

Drill tags: defence, defend, defending, football, soccer

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