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Crossing and Finishing Drills

Crossing is one of the core elements in football and can be used in either a dead-ball situation such as a corner or free kick, or in open play. Consi...

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

Defensive Unit Work

category: Defending

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

6 Vs 2 Invasion Game

category: Defending

Soccer 6 vs 2 Invasion Game Defending High Intensity drill This a 6 vs 2 invasion game. Mark out three ... Defensive Unit Work Drill Thumbnail View...

Working Up To 11 V 11 Principles

category: Defending

Soccer Working up to 11 v 11 principles Defending Objective: Application of the individual & unit patterns/movements of defending with a 8 v 8 practi...

Run Out To The Player - 1V1

category: Defending

Soccer 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...

Web Videos

Soccer coaching defensive shape game

www.edgeofplay.com is a FREE football/soccer coaching website with hundreds of videos & resources! This session works your players as a defensive unit...

Sessions

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.

Answers

Community Drills

1v1, 2v2, 3v2 transition

Create a field approximately 25x25m. PROGRESSION1. White players situated 8 m from the goalpost sprint towards the red players goslpost and go 2v...

Defending as a unit

Split the players in two teams 4v4 with 4 goals.PROGRESSION Teams play free game aiming to score in the two assigned goalposts. Stop play to...

3v2 Attacking and Defending patterns

Create a grid approximately 35x25m. Assign 4 defenders (yellow players) 2 on each side. The rest of the players are split to the white cones as shown ...