Drills

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...

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...

Defensive Pressure

category: Defending

Football Defensive Pressure Defending Play 3 v 3 in the middle area with goalkeepers stationed in each of the goals. Balls are placed around the fiel...

Shadow Defending

category: 1-v-1-skills

Football 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 ...

1 V 1 - 3 Goal Game

category: Defending

Two players line up on opposite sides of a square.

The attacking player dribbles the ball towards the centre before then attempting to stop ...

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.

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Community Drills

3rd player 5v5 game

Game 5v5 (6v6).Setting always with advantage in defense, to build up advantage in offense.Team with ball possession should first pull opponent from ow...

5v7 possession game

2 neutral players always play with the team possessing the ball; the objective is to keep possession of the ball while moving it around the field; pos...

COD Opposing play 2

2 Teams 20x20 Field w/2 same side goalsPlay begins with pass from Player A to Player B with 1touch backPlayer A advances the ball to score on either g...