Strengthen your team’s defense!

The defense sector in a soccer team is one of the most important aspects to take into account when the coach thinks about preparing the team for a new season or when he starts to outline which is the top 11 of a team.

An old soccer maxim says that a soccer team is built backwards. When taking this maxim as a reference, we must take into account all the individual and collective qualities of the players to form an unshakable defense.

To help you prepare your team’s defensive sector, evolving the technical qualities but also developing the bond between players, we have prepared this new video with defending exercises.

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Check the coaching points of our suggested exercises bellow:

6 Goal Game with Goalies - Tactical Boards Soccer 6 Goal Game with Goalies

Coaching Points
– Support teammates; fast transitions; spread out; quick finish; switch point of attack; take on a defender.

Defend End Line Vol 2 - Tactical Boards Soccer Defend End Line Vol 2

Coaching Points
– Change of speed & direction often; take on defender; attack open space; deception; set up defender; protect the ball; vision; close control.

Multi Goal Scrimmage - Tactical Boards Soccer Multi Goal Scrimmage

Coaching Points
– Change of direction and speed; deception; set up defender; protect the ball; vision; angle, distance and timing of support; decision making; verbal and visual communication; quick transitions.

Plus 2 Channel Players - Tactical Boards Soccer Plus 2 Channel Players

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

Transition Game 3 - Tactical Boards Soccer Transition Game 3

Coaching Points
– Unbalancing the defense; create space for others; attack space behind defense; quick transitions; quick finish; vision and anticipation; positioning to gain an advantage.

Two Neutrals with Restrictions - Tactical Boards Soccer Two Neutrals with Restrictions

Coaching Points
– Quality of preparation touch; aggressive and positive mentality; vision and anticipation; placement versus power; positioning to gain an advantage; angle, distance and timing of support; body position – open to the field; decision making; verbal and visual communication; quick transitions.


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