3 center backs is coming back to the game with giant teams applying this method of defending more. In the next drills we will demonstrate their defensive role while defending high up in the field. While defenders are high lined, the forwards have high chances to pass the ball behing defenders’ backs and exploit their speed to get their chance.
In this drill, we are trying to introduce to defenders this kind of danger. The poles in the middle create gates where forwards have to pass through. This will force defenders to cover these gates and try to block a pass. The 2 players at each end are the target players. They are allowed to move along the line to create a possible passing lane to their mates.
Forwards are allowed to move 2 to 3 steps beyond the offside line, the gates. This will create more pressure on defenders and recurrent situations where they will have to cover the gates, then run back to stop forwards from scoring their point. 2 forwards move up, 3 defenders go back. 1 to press the ball holder, one to mark the other forward, while the third move into the channel trying to block a pass to the target player.
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