Defending Unbalanced Technical & Skill

Higham Town F.C. Coaching Resources

Session Details

  • Players
  • 3 or more
  • Duration
  • 5 – 10 minutes
  • Area Size
  • 10m / 10m


1 v 2 to the end line. The defender starts wth the ball and passes across to the attacker. As soon as the ball is played the game is live. If it goes out then start the game again.


  • Can start with only pressure (no tackling)
  • 2 v 3
  • Add goals

Key Points

  • Jockeying technique
  • Slow the attacker down
  • Create 1 v 1 by showing the attacker away from the other attacker (cut off early by curving run)
  • When to win the ball (after big touch, mistake etc)

Next Session

Defending Unbalanced Technical & Skill 3v3