Category Archives: Defending

Defending in a Box


I’ve done a variation of this, I think with a circle and with more players (and maybe as keeper practice), but I like how this isolates the defender and forces the defender to move and think.



1 v 1 Game

I like this because it takes an otherwise predictable idea (the standard serve across a grid and then play 1 v 1) and makes it a bit more involved and interesting.


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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in 1 v 1, Defending, Dribbling


Four Goal Chaos


If you have one (or two) big goals (I’m assuming I won’t have four big goals), you could restrict the shooting, i.e. after two small-goal-shots, you have to shoot at the big goal with a goalie.





Passing Game with Neutrals

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Clearance Small Sided Game

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7 v 7 Quick Break to Attack

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Defensive Recovery Game with Restrictions

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