Improve your team’s ability to ride the clearing team after a shot on goal.
Description of Drill
This is a drill/play set up to have a standard ride after a shot. The goal is to have your players get back on defense and pick up the players as they set up to clear. Notice your defense is locked on the attack, and your midfielders are getting back to midfield before the clearing team. This is to prevent the fast break by the clearing team.
- Defensive Positioning
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
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