Give your back line a good work-out and ensure they can block any move from wide. By MICHAEL BEALE MORE
This fun soccer (football) coaching game uses elements of rugby in order to teach your young players group defending skills.
Encourage the nearest player to pressure the ball then, once the ball has been passed, to get back in line.
Set up the game
Players must work as a team to cover and pressure their opponents with the ball.
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