Defend The Defending Third | Skill (03-P3)
13 Outfield Players inc. 2 GKs, a central 152 area, 2 v 2 + Floater, 1 ST v 1 DF each end + 1 WM Floater either side to deliver.
Here we are defending the goal from wide deliveries starting with 2 v 1 situations, gradually building numbers to develop individual and paired defending in the final third.
Individual defending, reading of delivery, marking and positional sense off ball delivery. Central players must make 5 passes before delivering to wide player who puts a cross in the box. Teammate in area (not passer) makes 2 v 1 by attacking area. If they regain in area, they can break immediately to create same 2 v 1.
Individual Defending | 1 v 1 Technique | Reading Flight | Quick feet | Physical Use
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