Drills

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 ...

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...

Defensive Header - On The Move

category: Technique-video

Soccer Defensive Header - On the move Technique video One player throws the ball to the other player's head. The throw should be slightly in front of...

3 Vs 3 Football

category: Possession

Soccer 3 vs 3 Football Possession Each teams has 3 players and one goal to defend and one to attack. The ball is not allowed to stop or go over head ...

Defensive Unit Work

category: Defending

Football Defensive Unit Work Defending This drill encourages players to work together in a Defensive unit and is especially relevant for midfield pla...

Keep Your Shape - Shuffle And Pass

category: Passing-and-Receiving

Football Keep your shape - Shuffle and Pass Passing and Receiving Players pass the ball to each other while keeping shape and moving along the pitch ...

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...

Playing the Ball Out From the Back

The ‘modern way’ is to play out from the back. To be able to do it successfully though, you need your defenders to be comfortable on the ball when loo...

Channelling the opposition

Develop your defenders understanding of how to channel the attackers away from danger areas to slow down attacks and isolate the opposition players.

Heading

Heading the ball is a skill that, despite its benefits, manay amateur and young players shy away from. Develop the correct technique and break down an...

Answers

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...