Football Drill Demonstration


Replicate defending during sustained pressure of an attack.

6 attackers in static locations.

5 defenders / 3 mid.

First, walk through how the shape should look when ball is at each attacker.

As the ball cycles around the attackers, adjust shape.

Progression - Adjust attacking shape to 2 forwards/2 wide/1 mid.

Progression - Play game. Put 2 players at half way line for defence to play ball to when won.

Progression - Play 11 attackers v 8 defenders. Defense will need to keep shape and adjust quickly

Coaching points



Don't be flat, angle to ball

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