Defending Sessions

Defending Headers Diagram

Coach 2 CBs on Defending Headers

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Set up as per diagram: Attacking team is sets up with 1 winger, 1 striker and 2 attacking midfielders. Defending team with GK, LB, and 2 CB’s. 3 target players (T) are set up as per diagram.

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1 on 1 Defending Diagram

1v1 Defending

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Instructions: 1. Defender passes ball to attacker (roll out) to start this 1v1 defending drill.2. Attacker tries to pass the ball through the gate to score.3. Defender wins by gaining possession or clearing the ball up field.

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Individual Defending Technique Diagram

Individual Defending Technique

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Instructions: 1. Have the players pair up to work on their individual defending technique. 2. Attacker dribbles to down the field while dribbling left and right. 3. Defender adjusts their body position and body shape while jockeying backwards. 4. Defenders work on their technique. Its …

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2v1 Transition to 3v2 Diagram

2v1 Transition 3v2

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Instructions: 1. This transition exercise begins with 1 defender on White serving to 2 attackers on blue.2. The blue team tries to score with their 2v1 advantage. (7 seconds or less)3. After the shot (or White clearance) phase 2 begins with the white team countering …

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Clearances Diagram

Clear It!

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Instructions: 1. Server plays multiple balls in and around the 18 yard box. 2. Player must clear the ball as hard and high as he can down the field.

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6v6 Diagram

Defending Principles of Play

Follow us on Twitter: @SoccerWizdom and me on Instagram: @PierceHughCampbell Instructions: 1. Split the group into teams of 6 or 7.2. Focus on the Defending Principles of play.3. Coach the defending team, manage the attacking team. *Field Dimensions: 60 by 40y*

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