32 – MARK, COVER, PRESS


PLAYERS: SPACE: INTENSITY:
TIME: REPETITIONS: REST:

In the following drills, the defenders work shall simulate 3 center backs to press, mark and cover.

The playing zone is divided into 4 boxes, 3 defenders, 3 forwards, 2 neutral players send a ball back in if goes out.

The play starts, 1 defender follows the player with the ball and applies pressuer on him. The 2 other mates follow the other forwards, mark and cover their areas.

The defender who is pressing the forward with the ball is allowed to press trying to block his directions.

The defender who is marking the forward closer to the ball holder should mark his man trying to keep him behind him and control his shoulders. The one who is marking the forward far from play must cover the area, meanwhile keeping an eye on the forward at his zone.

The forwards must hold on the ball for set of seconds as the aim in this drill is to educate defenders and expose them to enouh time of defensive work.


THE FOUR CORNERS

Technical/Tactical:
Physical:
Psychological:
Social:

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Currently off the football pitch, enjoying my life in the medical field. Eager to learn and never reluctant to try something new. Admirer of hard work and hard workers. I prefer to implement mental toughness in wherever I work through exercise, and not just lecturing! My next adventure in the football pitch will be REMARKABLE! Meet me on twitter: @coach_gz

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