Drills

Defensive Pressure

category: Defending

Play 3 v 3 in the middle area with goalkeepers stationed in each of the goals. Balls are placed around the field so that as soon as a ball goes out, t...

Defending 2 On 1

category: Defending

Player 1 has a ball; the other three balls are placed on discs on the end line. Player 1 passes the ball to player 3, who must advance the ball to the...

Total Soccer

category: Conditioned-games

Play a game of 3 v 3. Each team elects a goalkeeper that is allowed to use their hands in the defensive area as well as go forward as an outfield play...

3 V 3 V 3

category: Conditioned-games

Station 6 players in 2 teams of 3 in 1/3 of the area and 3 players in 1 team in the other 1/3. The ball starts in the area at the top of the diagram. ...

Web Videos

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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.

Public Drills

Defensive Positioning

Yellow plays ball to red who dribbles towards orange cone.yellow defender closes down and tries to force the attacker one way.1. Close down quickly2. ...

Defensive Positioning 2

GK plays ball to attackeryellow defender closes down and tries to force the attacker away from goal1. Close quickly2. brakes on when arms length3. don...

Defending as a unit

Pressure, Support and CoverPurposeto improve defensive positioning Equipment requires7 cones serveral balls minimum of 6 playersactivitythe practice s...