Defend your place in the championship!

It is very common that in the soccer world it is said that a team is as profitable and stable as its defense.

The truth is that, effectively, the performance of the defense has not only a direct impact on the team’s results but also an indirect side. If, on the one hand, a team with a structured and cohesive defense tends to concede fewer goals and, therefore, can present better results, it is certain that the attacking sector also benefits from the quality of this performance, since it is often in the defense that starts the attack.

For this reason, it is very normal to see great teams with high defense performances presenting deadly attack sectors. Let us look at the case of Manchester City, which, at this moment, has the second-best attack and the best defense in the Premier League.

To help you develop your team’s defensive sector, we’ve prepared a new video with defending exercises.

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Check the coaching points of our suggested exercises bellow:

1 vs 1 Face Off - Tactical Boards Soccer 1 vs 1 Face Off

Coaching Points
-Change of direction and speed; deception; set up defender; protect the ball; vision; close control; creativity.

5 vs 4 Two Adjacent Goals - Tactical Boards Soccer 5 vs 4 Two Adjacent Goals

Coaching Points
– Angle and distance of cover; change the role of pressure and cover; visual and verbal communication; control and restraint; delay and channel.

Neutral Channel Players - Tactical Boards Soccer Neutral Channel Players

Coaching Points
– Constant movement; communication is vital; good angle and distance of support to receive the ball; create supporting angles; look to combine; keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing.

One Goal Plus Target Zones - Tactical Boards Soccer One Goal Plus Target Zones

Coaching Points
– Angle, distance and timing of support; vision; body position – open to the field; decision making; verbal and visual communication; spread out; quick finish; switch point of attack.

Touch Restriction 2 - Tactical Boards Soccer Touch Restriction 2

Coaching Points
– Angle and speed of approach; control and restraint; delay and channel; angle and distance of cover; intercept pass; change the role of pressure and cover; visual and verbal communication.


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