Offense, Defense, Midfield
To develop footwork necessary for successful defense.
Description of Drill-Execution
Start the drill with the coach throwing a lob pass to one of the four offense players (X). The offense then dodges to the goal. The defender (D) must come out to meet the ball as the offense is catching it, then correctly address the ball and prevent the dodger from getting a shot off.
- Defensive Footwork
- Defensive Positioning
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Add an extra offensive player as an outlet pass to the dodger. Attack the goal from multiple locations.