|Rank:||Elite – 2 points|
Session based on defending from the front in a 4-2-3-1
Main Coaching Points
Role of 9 - bend pressing run on central defender to half the pitch
Role of 7 or 11 - stay narrow cutting off pass into 10, edge across as ball moves across the pitch, press fullback cutting off pass inside to midfielders
Role of 10 - pick up deepest midfielder & go press central defender if opposition switch via goalkeeper (9 to move into 10s role
Role of 6 and 8 - move across into strong side of pitch and look for opportunities to 'double press' ie. back up wide player pressing full back.(when playing against a midfield 4) / defend 'ball side' when playing against a central midfield 3.