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An enjoyable session to teach to footballers of all ages to help inproving the defenders ability to close down attackers.
Main Coaching Point.
Speed of Approach-The defender should approach his opponent when the ball while the ball is travelling in order to make up ground but they should know when to stop so that they do not give away a foul or the attacker is able to turn them with ease
Jockey- The Defender needs to "jockey" the attacker to be able to break up and slow down play.
Can we Intercept?- Does the attacker know that you are closing him down or are they not paying attention, can you get to the ball and intercept it?
Be Patien- Don't give away silly fouls, wait for an opening where you can steal the ball or tackle the defender without giving away a foul or force them into a mistake.