Defending 1 vs 1
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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