Defending Technical / Skill – Individual

Higham Town F.C. Coaching Resources

Session Details

  • Players
  • 10
  • Duration
  • 15 – 20 minutes
  • Area Size
  • 20m / 20m


1v1 to the end line. The defender starts with 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).
  • Play as a ladder game to add fun/competition element to the game (winner goes up a group and losing player goes down a group).
  • 2 v 2.

Key Points

  • Jockeying technique.
  • Slow the attacker down.
  • Individual defending tactics (show onto weak foot etc).
  • When to win te ball (after big touch, mistake etc).

Next Session

Passing Technical / Skill