#12 Four Exercises to Improve the Quality of Your Defending Positions and Footwork

#12 Four Exercises to Improve the Quality of Your Defending Positions and Footwork

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This article contains exercises that are designed to improve your ability to execute the basic defending skills.

Learning Content

In these exercises, we focus on the quality of defending positions, footwork and defending against a throw-in.

 
Excercise 1: Defending Positions
  • Test and compare the defending positions that can be achieved by varying the quality of the LFT position.
  • Practice different defending positions.
  • Explore the impact that the quality of the LFT position has on a player’s ability to execute a defending position.
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The rest of this article includes:
  • Excercise 2: Footwork
  • Excercise 3: 1v1 Against Right-facing Attacker
  • Excercise 4: Marking by Throw-in

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About the Author

Anders Giske

Anders Giske is a football (soccer) coach and founder of the blog: Giske Defending – The Ultimate Learning Centre to Football Defence Skills. He is a former professional footballer with many years’ experience playing in the Bundesliga and for the Norwegian national team. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Facebook and LinkedIn