Defend The Defending Third | Tech (03-P4)
This defending session is a technical practice that works paired defenders in developing their individual and paired defending technique. With 1 goal protected by a Goalkeeper and 2 Defenders, position 3 other players on each of the cones as shown with a supply of 3/4 balls.
Each player must take it in turns to deliver a lofted pass or cross into the box for players to clear. Work through all balls and rotate defensive players to repeat practice.
COACHING POINT 1: PAIRED DEFENDING
Focus on distance of clearance and covering positions of teammate and GK
COACHING POINT 2: PRESS AND DELAY
After each clearance, players must squeeze and drop ready for next delivery
Touchtight Coaching Tips
This can be fantastic for developing players understanding between each other. Encourage different keywords for players to use between them i.e. 'clear', 'squeeze', 'out' and 'drop'.
Between the 3 players they will develop a great relationship that will allow them to defend spaces much more effectively on game day.