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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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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.