Defending can be waiting game for teams that play a good attacking game and dominate the opposition. How do you keep them alert, organised and ready to drop back, recover and defend a counter attack or long ball over the top? MORE
Pressing the player with the ball (U7 game)
Pressing the player with the ball
CATCH THE BIB
“Don’t let the player with the bib get away” • “Try to get the bib”
In a 10 x 10 yards square area, put players into pairs of opposite colour shirts (or bibs). One player in each pair needs to have a loose bib tucked into his shorts at the back.
When you say “go”, players must try to press their partner with the bib and pull the bib out of his shorts. This is a “lose your shadow” game for the player with the bib and a “hassle and pressing” game for the player without the bib.
It is a lot of fun for the players if they put the effort in – so encourage them to dodge and weave and get away from the presser.
Once a player has had his bib taken, he joins the chaser and helps to pinch the bibs.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs.
Agility, balance and coordination are key.