Team Defending: Technical Practice

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Team Defending: Technical Warm-Up

Set-up a small square grid.

Play 4v2 keep-away.

Any player who gives away possession becomes a defender. Whichever defender has been in the middle the longest is the next one out.

The first pass is free.

Guided Questions

  • Who applies pressure?
  • Who provides cover? Where?
  • Who is providing balance? Where?
  • When to drop?
  • When to step up?
  • What should be the angle of approach?
  • How fast to approach?
  • What is the distance of approach?
  • What is the angle of recovery?
  • How to get compact when the ball is wide?
  • How to get compact when the ball is central?

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