13-03-2014 Defending 11vs11 Darren Pitfield
Coach team how to compact the field and prevent opportunities to penetrate. Reduce the space between lines as an 11 man unit and learn how to slide and shift to...Read more
05-03-2014 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield
Coach how to shift the defending block and how to compact the field. Coach defending deep and being hard to penetrate by maintaining spacing and co-ordinating as a unit effectively...Read more
10-02-2014 Compact Defending Games Alexander Trukan
Coach understanding when to counter-attack on a large scale small sided game. Coach how to counter-attack in different ways and also how to regain possession in your own half. Strategies...Read more
05-12-2013 Defending Functional Drills Alexander Trukan
Defending priorities and roles for central defenders in dealing with wide served balls. Coach how to deal with attackers in the final third and the details of the defending movements of...Read more
14-12-2011 Defending 11vs11 Heinz Fractz
Developing a team’s ability to prevent forward play. Develop full team defending technique and also individual defending technique. ...Read more
11-12-2011 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield
Defending direction play in a Phase of Play, coaching players on various scenarios of when an opponents attempt to play a direct style of play. ...Read more
04-12-2011 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield
Developing defending movement of the central three players in a 4-3-3 (4-2-3-1) and a zonal defending in midfield system. Basic principles of defending are also trained in this progressive exercise...Read more
02-12-2011 Defending Functional Drills TonyDeers
Defending responsibilities and roles of an outside back (full back) in a functional defending exercise in our own half. Small group defending in combination with the techniques and strategies on...Read more
01-12-2011 Pressing SSGs Darren Pitfield
Defending confrontation line and understanding its application in a small sided game. Coach a team to pressure (press) based on a line of confrontation. ...Read more
27-09-2011 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield
Developing understanding of how to defend wide areas in a 4-3-3 formation. Phase of Play activity in a specific 4-3-3 formation for players to understand their roles and responsibilities.Read more
16-08-2011 Small Group Defending - Level 2 Heinz Fractz
Developing the principles for zonal defending and 2vs2 defending technique. Small sided game to train defending in small groups. ...Read more
27-07-2011 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield
Develop players’ understanding of negative transition and quick recovery to defensive shape. Develop players’ understanding of passing patterns and understanding of rotating positions. Phase of Play instructed and led by the...Read more
17-07-2011 Small Group Defending - Level 2 Heinz Fractz
Develop defending technique as an individual. Develop defending in a small group (pairs) and a basic understanding of defending in a small group. ...Read more
16-07-2011 Warmup Drills Darren Pitfield
Develop players’ understanding of offside and movements of the defensive line. Develop players’ understanding of pressure on the ball when defending and of how to drop when there is no pressure...Read more
04-07-2011 4-3-3 (Standard) TonyDeers
Defending structure and organization in the midfield. Developing good defending shape in the midfield. Developing the ability to prevent penetrating passes. ...Read more
29-06-2011 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield
Defending unit structure and organization of a back four and two defending midfielders. To train the back 4 and 2 centre midfielders to defend as a unit. Develop an understanding of...Read more
01-06-2011 4-3-3 (Standard) Ray Power
Defending from the front in a 4-3-3 exercise. Pressing roles and the actions of the players involved in retaining the football back as quickly as possible and/or forcing errors from our...Read more
10-05-2011 1vs1 Defending - Level 2 Ray Power
Defending priorities in and around the 18yrd area. Focusing on preventing goal scoring opportunities and small group defending techniques. 1vs1 defending technique. ...Read more
29-04-2011 Pressing SSGs Darren Pitfield
Defending with high pressure and working with to initiate a high press from the front of the field in order to attempt to win the ball back quickly. This small sided...Read more
15-02-2011 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield
Defending from the front exercise and understanding trapping pockets and how to apply pressure on and steer an opponents back line into forcing turn overs of possession high up the field...Read more
24-01-2011 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield
Defending priorities in wide areas are coached in this Phase of Play. Players gain an understanding of times to press and options on defending in the wide corridors of the field...Read more
10-11-2010 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield
Defending functionally with Centre Backs. Training a pair of Centre Backs to work together and effectively deal with threatening situations. ...Read more
10-08-2010 1vs1 Defending - Level 2 Darren Pitfield
1vs1 defending functional exercise where individual defending technique should be emphasized and trained. ...Read more
19-03-2010 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield
Defending functional activity to develop the defending units ability to make decisions on when to press and when to drop. ...Read more
07-09-2009 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield
Defending in the final 3rd and defending priorities. Positioning of the defending line and coaching the principles of defending in the defending half. Movements and spacing of the defending unit to...Read more
12-12-2008 Aerial Passing SSG's Darren Pitfield
Defending and the ability to prevent forward ball movement. Also technical development of the ability to play aerial passes into targets. Developing defending principles and providing immediate pressure on the ball...Read more
Playing out the back exercise with progressive difficulty. Foundational level activity to build good supporting angles and incorporate strategies to build possession out from the defensive third of the field...
23-03-2018 Hits:62853 Playing Out from the Back SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Develop Playing Out the Back in zones with transition built into the exercise. Coach shape and movements necessary to build out fro the back and circulate the football through the...
27-12-2015 Hits:65589 Playing Out from the Back SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Coach Playing out from the Back and building possession through the 3rds. Based on a possession style of football. Passing into the midfield. This exercise has several progressions that develop...
19-02-2015 Hits:67100 Playing Out from the Back SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Coach understanding when to counter-attack on a large scale small sided game. Coach how to counter-attack in different ways and also how to regain possession in your own half. Strategies...
10-02-2014 Hits:53613 Compact Defending Games Alexander TrukanRead more
Defending recovery runs small sided game with sectioned area to determine clear defending runs for players. Coach where to make recovery runs for various positions (In particular Midfield players) and make...
29-11-2012 Hits:48253 Compact Defending Games Darren PitfieldRead more
Defending transition exercise designed to develop the recovery runs of players on a loss of possession. Coach where to make recovery runs for various positions, roles and responsibilities. Coach compactness in...
02-12-2011 Hits:51159 Compact Defending Games Heinz FractzRead more
Defending confrontation line and understanding its application in a small sided game. Coach a team to pressure (press) based on a line of confrontation. ...
01-12-2011 Hits:38989 Pressing SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Defending with high pressure and working with to initiate a high press from the front of the field in order to attempt to win the ball back quickly. This small sided...
29-04-2011 Hits:62082 Pressing SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Developing playing out of the back (building out of the back) in a small sided game. Progressing to playing into and through midfield areas to target goals. Foundational game for...
26-03-2011 Hits:56458 Playing Out from the Back SSGs Darren PitfieldRead more
Drill Objective(s) To train the ability defend and track forward runs. To train the ability of the attackers to make positive forward runs. Develop individual and small group defending. Drill No: SSG16 Age: 12-Adult No. Players: 16 Area/Pitch: 30x25yrds Difficulty: Medium Time: 20mins Standard ViewDiagram...
16-12-2008 Hits:58262 Compact Defending Games Darren PitfieldRead more
Small sided game that focuses on the usage of the offside line to create opportunities to catch attacking teams offside and conversely for the attacking team to penetrate a high...
16-12-2008 Hits:55539 Compact Defending Games Darren PitfieldRead more