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Ball Control Drills
Good defending is the cornerstone of every team that wins the majority of its games. It certainly will take pressure off the attack having to score and it also tends to make it less difficult to win if a team isn't necessarily scoring goals only to catch up with the opponent. It is also the coach’s role to build a certain kind of pride in his players to enjoy shutting out the other team. Therefore all players on the team should learn how to defend well including midfielders and forwards and not just defenders exclusively. Players that defend well, with a disciplined, protection first mentality, can contribute a lot to a team and may even realize that they're playing more effectively than in the past because you dedicated time and effort to become great at this soccer skill. The competitive U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & adult soccer defending drills and progressive soccer games in this section will help you coach your players the defending principles (pressure, cover and balance) and improve the soccer skill needed in defensive situations as a team and individual. A lot more soccer (football) defending drills will be added to this segment so check back often.
Key Coaching Points for Individual and Team Defending: