How can I offer an instant confidence boost to my team’s leaky defence? MORE
Tin Pan Alley
Three attackers play against two defenders in each channel in order to attempt a shot on goal.
Attackers get six attempts and then you rotate the teams including the goalkeepers.
If defenders win possession by blocking a shot they can try to play through the coned gate to score a bonus point in the event of a tie. See which defensive duo concedes the least goals.
Encourage players to defend calmly under pressure, especially when outnumbered. Concede fewer goals than opponents.
Delaying before making a move, working with team mates to press the ball and force it away from goal, angles and distance
from the man on the ball and blocking shots.
Area: Two 12×40 yards channels, each with a goal atone end and a gate at the other
Players: 10 plus 2 goalkeepers
Equipment: Two goals, cones, balls
What To Call Out
“Don’t dive in”
“Be patient – can you win it and get through the gate”
- Add an offside line to work on defending higher and good communication to force the attacking team offside.
- Begin with one attacker and defender on the goal line. An attacking player starts with the ball and must pass to a team mate. This triggers a reaction from the first defender and a recovery run from the second defender. Defender one cannot commit until defender two is back.