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Football Formations suitable for amateur teams

Football Formations suitable for amateur teams

A key aspect to consider is which football formations will suit your team. This post discusses what makes a formation easy to implement.

Dynamic defending drill

Dynamic defending drill

This dynamic defending drill will keep defenders on their toes. The exercise transitions between 1v1, 2v1 and 3v1.

What is a high line in football? Should my team use it?

What is a high line in football? Should my team use it?

A popular approach for offensive football teams is to use a high line defence. This post describes its meaning and characteristics.

Atletico Madrid sliding tackle drill

Atletico Madrid sliding tackle drill

Sliding tackles are legal but risky. Therefore, players must know how to perform them safely and when to use them. This post describes a sliding [...]

Defending in the box drill

Defending in the box drill

Defending in the box can be a risky business, but even good teams have to do it at some point during a game. This drill will help your defence to [...]

Build up from your defensive half

Build up from your defensive half

Sunday league teams often restart the game with a long kick from the goalkeeper. It may feel like an easy way to keep the opposition away from your [...]

Defensive drill – Backline coordination

Defensive drill – Backline coordination

The backline of a football team should move as a block when playing zonal defending. This drill will help practice backline coordination.

Defend the goal – Have fun with this shooting drill

Defend the goal – Have fun with this shooting drill

This drill simulates a scenario where the goalkeeper is beaten, and defenders must rush to defend the goal.

Put your defence under pressure with this defensive drill

Put your defence under pressure with this defensive drill

Often in a game, the defence is outnumbered by the opposition. Your defenders need to be ready for these scenarios. This post discusses a drill that [...]