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Free Defending Drills for 5-year-old kids

Defending Drills – Zone 1vs1 With Target

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DESCRIPTION
• one player starts in the middle and acts as a defender
• another player acts a goalie in the mini goal
• first player in line dribbles and tries to get past the defender in the middle grid before trying to score on the mini goal
• the attacker then becomes the defender and the defender becomes the goalie

VARIATION
• passive defender
• players must use a move to get past the defender
• players can attack in pairs (2v1)
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• change of direction and speed
• deception
• set up defender
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control

 

Defending Drills – Transitions Game 6

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DESCRIPTION
• each team defends and attacks one goal with goalie plus an adjacent cone goal
• coach plays the ball in determines how many players from each team come on the field to play (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5)
• if a goal is scored all players leave the field until coach decides how many players play in the next game
• teams score on cone goals by dribbling through it (2 points)

VARIATION
• teams can score on any goal
• one team defends the cone goals and the other team the goals with goalies
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• communication
• support teammates
• fast transitions
• spread out
• quick finish
• switch point of attack
• quick decision making

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