WU - Ball Mastery + DF Approach & Body Position

  • Organisation


    Ball Mastery WU + Individual DF technique  

    SET UP:

    • 15m x 8m lanes
    • 2 pairs in each lane


  • Process


    • DF (red) pass ball to AT (blue) and DF closes space quickly
    • AT dribbles from side to side (zig-zags) working on designated dribbling technique
    • As AT dribbles, the DF works on DF shape and jockeying
    • Switch roles after each rep


    Inside Cut

    Outside Cut


    Random (Unpredictable COD) – REACTIVE DF shape 


    Approach: Close down the AT w/ speed and intensity to delay forward movement

    Communication: I GOT BALL!! (habit that translates to communication when defending in units)

    Braking + Body Position:Smaller steps as you approach AT. Lower center of gravity and angle body shape (“side-on”)

    Spacing: Be at a challenging distance from AT but not too close where he can easily accelerate pass you

Training Set:



U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 11, Under 12]


10 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Individual training

Skill Level:


Author: Bryan Cadiz

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