Practice Category

Soccer Defending Drills

As much as attacking and scoring goals is vital if your team cannot defend, it's game over.

Improve your defenders' jockeying, positioning and tactical thinking with these defending drills and videos, by coaching your players not to dive into the tackle too early. It's key for defenders to be ready on their toes and not flat-footed.

The best way to get your defenders to improve their position, is to pit them against your attackers. The defending videos and drills have a number of small-sided games - including 1v1 challenges - to teach your players to watch the ball and not the player.