Perfect Defending


Perfect Defending is the ultimate resource for coaches who want to introduce and develop defensive skills and techniques in their training sessions, whilst keeping players inspired to learn.



Coaching defending to young players can be difficult as they are brought up with the mindset that scoring goals is everything.

The best-selling manual Perfect Defending contains a series of fun drills focusing entirely on defending. This manual is the ultimate resource for coaches who want to enhance their players’ defensive skills and techniques in their training sessions.

Practice a vast array of skills

The 67 drills and games in Perfect Defending cover the complete range of defending skills and techniques to help your defenders improve in every department:

  • Marking
  • Tackling
  • Blocking
  • Jockeying
  • Positioning
  • Forcing the direction of play
  • Clearances
  • Recovery runs

Order Perfect Defending now and help your players understand the roles and responsibilities in defensive positions.

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1 review for Perfect Defending

  1. David Clarke
    Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love how the drills move from small games, 1v1, 2v2 up to full squad drills. The diagrams are easy to follow and understand as you have small notes to explain each step as well. All in all a must for all coaches along with Soccer Attack!

    The kids look forward to training as the sessions are fun interesting and above all teaching them the skills to play better football.

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Michael Beale is the former assistant manager at Sao Paulo in Brazil. His previous roles include Liverpool's senior development coach and U23s manager, and youth development officer at Chelsea. He is the author of many manuals including the best selling 64 Small-Sided Games and Soccer Attack!
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