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Teaching Team Defensive Soccer Skills

If you haven’t yet, you should read the Individual Defending post first as Team Defending builds on those concepts. If you have, please read on…

Team Defending

All team defending relies on individual defenders being able to handle their assignments.

However, good positioning and communication (often hard to achieve with young players) by teammates can have an enormous impact in helping an individual defender successfully complete the challenge.

Here we offer a couple of drills that can help teams achieve some “team chemistry” when defending, and translate that into a successful transition on offense.

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