defend the line

  • Organisation

    two even teams that will allow 4v4 or 5v5 and preferably two GKs (can also be done with small goals).

  • Process

    4v4 or 5v5 directional exercise. every time the ball goes over the endline (goal, goal kick, corner kick). a new team comes on with the ball.

  • Tip

    emphasis is on defensive starting positions and 1v1 defending.

  • Field size

    dimensions will vary depending on the numbers and the focus.

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


20 min

Author: Kevin Varnado

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