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Teaching 1st Defender without Opposition

Teaching 1st Defender, First Defender Soccer, Teaching First Defender

 
Published 1/18/2011 6:42:16 PM
Author: Chris Johnson
Teaching 1st Defender without Opposition

Drill Objective:

This soccer defending drill is great for teaching young players how to defend when they are the closest player to the opponent with the ball.

Drill Setup:

  • You will need the attacking third of a field with a full size goal.
  • Split the team into two groups of defenders who start on both sides of the goal.
  • Two attacking players are positioned outside the penalty area on both sides of the field, with a ball.

Drill Instructions:

  1. On the coaches command the first defender from each line closes down the attacker.
  2. You should focus on a fast, controlled approach while positioning their body between the ball and the middle of the goal.
  3. Let every player go 4-5 times or until they are comfortable with approaching the attacker.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Fast, Controlled approach
  • Get body positioned between the goal and the ball.

Drill Variations

  • Have the defenders pass the ball to the attacker and focus on the same items above.


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