This soccer defensive drill works with defenders to play the ball and protect the soccer goal and goal keeper.
- Server (S) passes ball to attacker (A) who attacks ball.
- Defender (D) sprints to close down attacker.
- A and D play 1v1 on goal.
- Instruct defender to stay goalside, delay attacker, eye on ball, 1-2 arms length distance, diagonal stance to force attacker wide, tackle ball only when attacker loses control of ball.
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