Football Practice: 1 v 1 Defensive Pressing - Opposed (1025 - P1)
The simplest of practices for defending and/or dribbling technique. Here we start in a 15 x 15 yard area, with 1 player passing to a player at the opposite end and objective is to dribble past defender over end line. Coach can work on individual attacking and defensive technique or combine both with each intervention.
Defensive technique - Dribbling - Reading player - Feints - Speed of Movement
P1: Cone Targets
Add 2 areas in each corner of opposite end, to focus attacker on being direct, eases defending slightly.
P2: Targets both ends
Defender also has target to attack on winning possession, work speed of transition attacking and defending
P3: Floater Combination
Add a floater either side, whereby attacker must combine in front or behind to attack coned area, defender will drop