To improve on defensive approach above the goal line extended.
Description of Drill-Execution
Defensive players are in one line starting on the crease. At the coach’s signal, they approach the top cone and address the dodger. The defenders goal is to force the dodgers down the alley away from the center of the field.
- 1 v 1 defense and attack
- Defensive Footwork
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Allow attackman and midfielders to participate to simulate the situations they encounter with dodgers. (ie: riding for attackman). Increase speed of drill as players become better at positioning. Approach from both sides to simulate defensive sliding from multiple angles.