Give your back line a good work-out and ensure they can block any move from wide. By MICHAEL BEALE MORE
Setting up a coaching drill where you have different numbers of players on each side is a great way of boosting defensive soccer strategies and getting your players taking advantage of match-like situations.
In a match situation, a breakaway attack can often result in your defenders facing an attacker on the run bursting into your half of the pitch – the organisation of your defenders will change as more attackers enter the danger zone.
Your soccer players need to know how to deal with this situation.
This soccer drill involves players making decisions:
You need to get players to react to changing priorities in relation to where the ball is and the number of attackers they’re facing.
Set up for soccer drill session
Develop the soccer drill
Play a normal game and watch how defending set-ups take shape. Take defenders to one side and explain where they have gone wrong.
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