Counter Attacking and the Recovering Defender 1v1s

By Jebreel Bubtana This exercise works on counter attacking and recovering as a defender. Set up the field as shown below in figure 1, with two goals 25 yards apart and two lines of players to the right of each … Continue reading

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Possession and Winning the Ball Back with High Pressure

By Jebreel Bubtana This exercise gets the players to develop their anaerobic endurance very well by winning the ball back quickly. The idea is to place the team with the ball under high pressure and win the ball back as … Continue reading

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Defending a 2v1 Situation

By Jebreel Bubtana Learning how to defend a 2v1 is very important, as it is a situation that comes up many times during the course of a game. Set up the field as shown below in figure 1. Mini goals … Continue reading

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1v1 Defending Drills for Conditioning

By Jebreel Bubtana It is important to get your players to understand that when defending they must show the attackers away from goal and this set of exercises is great for developing this understanding and working on endurance. Set up … Continue reading

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Defending the Counter Attack – Continuous

By Daniel Severn This exercise will help your players to develop an understanding of key defensive positioning, delaying an opponent and help to develop their decision making. It can be broken down into a more tactical practice, but I like … Continue reading

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Winning the Ball Back Quickly and Working on Conditioning

By Jebreel Bubtana, BRASA, Brazilian Soccer Academy If you like to have your team play a high pressure game and win the ball back quickly when they lose it, then this is a great way to develop this. Playing a … Continue reading

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