Animated soccer drills
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26-Dec-2017
Defense
Playname: One in front and one behind
1
Players required: 1 keeper & 3 players
Balls Required: 1

Set up as shown.

Aim of the game is for attacking player 1 to beat the two defenders and score.

The two defenders have to make sure that the forward is squeezed away from a clear shot.
2
As player 1 comes forward, he is closed down by defender 1.

Defender 2 drops 5 yards behind Defender 1 as extra cover.
3
As Player 1 beats defender 1, defender 2 then closes down the attacker and defender 1 drops 5yds behind him as extra cover.
4
The process is continually repeated with defenders interchanging positions ONLY after they are beaten by the attacker.
5
With regular practice, the defenders should be able to naturally follow this defensive pattern and eventually force the attacker to the wider defenders.
Drill submitted by: Wayne Cook

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