Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressure - Defending

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Jarrad Hiles
Name: Jarrad Hiles
City: Toronto
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro
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Split players evenly around four cones. The first player go in front of the cone.


Pass the ball to the right, then move left

Pressure/Shut down player opposite you

Player A passes to his right and then runs to his left. Player B receives the ball from A. The player opposite, Player D then shuts down and presses Player B as close as he can. Player B plays to his right to Player C and then joins the back of line A. This is a cue for opposite player (Player A) to press player C. The sequence continues, C passes to D and B applies the pressure.


Let the players decide which direction to make the next pass.

They still run the opposite direction of the pass.

Coaching Points:

Can you read the angle of your fellow defender to know where the next pass will be played

When pressuring can you angle your approach and force the ball to be passed a certain direction

Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right

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