Drill Categories

1 v 1 skills Drills

To come out on top in a 1 v 1 situation, you need to have the confidence, dribbling ability and fast reactions. The one on one drills and videos below...

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 a...

Drills

Run Out To The Player - 1V1

category: Defending

Football Run out to the player - 1v1 Defending Set up a line of defenders on both sides of your 18 yard box and two lines of attackers roughly in lin...

1 Vs. 1 Channelling

category: Defending

Football 1 Vs. 1 Channelling Defending Two teams line up side by side behind their cones. When the player with the ball sets off to run around the co...

Shadow Defending

category: 1-v-1-skills

Soccer Shadow defending 1 v 1 skills Players are working in pairs. Player 1 dribbles forward and player 2 shadows them, not trying to win the ball bu...

Advancement Of Full Backs Defending

category: Defending

Soccer Advancement of full backs defending Defending Objective: To defend against a winger or opposite full back overlapping Detail: This practice us...

4 V 2

category: Conditioned-games

A 4 v 2 drill depending on which team has possession.

A square box is set up using cones. 2 blue and 2 white players are outside this box.

4 V 2

category: Possession

A 4 v 2 drill depending on which team has possession.

A square box is set up using cones. 2 blue and 2 white players are outside this box.

Web Videos

Sessions

Defending for U9s and Below

Teach young players the basics of defending - using games to teach correct body position and pressing the ball to make sure they have fun as they lear...

Defending the Long Ball

Don't let route one football be the downfall of your defence! Use this plan to practice how to move and defend against the ball over the top.

Transition Play

To develop and enhance players knowledge and understanding of transition play from attack - defence, and defence - attack.

Answers

Community Drills

Defending in opponents half

2 x 6 min roundsAttacking team tries to get the ball to the half pitchDefending team tries to win the ball and score

1v1 Transition attacking/defending

1v1 Situation where player red will try to score on blue net, after taking the shot (or the blue player cuts the ball) red player defends a...