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 The Midfield

category: Defending

Play 2 v 2 in the area furthest from goal and 2 v 3 in the defensive area around the goal. Make 2 small goals on the end line for the defense to play ...

1 Vs 2 Attacking A Goal

category: Defending

Two players line up on opposite sides of the grid to each other, with a third player placed between them in goal. Player 1 dribbles the ball around th...

Playing From The Back

category: Defending

Play 5 v 5 +1 goalkeeper at each end. Only defending players and goalkeepers are allowed in the end zones. The game is started by the coach playing th...

Web Videos

Winning with high pressure defense

Doug Elder is the Midwest State University Head Coach and winningest active coach in NCAA Division II soccer. Take a look at this 3 v 2 drill that foc...

Community Drills

Defensive Pressure Headers

Player throws the ball then immediatly pressures the defenderDefender should head the ball over the attacker3rd player catches the ball and becomes th...

Acquire the ball in the offensive 3rd

3v3+2keepers. Ball starts from keeper 1st time. Orange team attempts to score. If successful, blue players drop from field and are replaced by next gr...

Autosave 71942489

Player A starts with the ball, passing it into Player B and starting a run to the opposite side that 'B' occupies.Player B lays the ball off t...