Defenders practice stealing the ball from and then controlling it against multiple attackers.
- Create two adjacent 20 yard squares.
How it Works
- Divide your players team into two teams. Assign each player a number. Put a team in each square. Give each team a ball.
- The teams dribble and pass amongst themselves. You call out a number (or numbers) and those players rush into the other half and try to steal the ball.
- If an invading player wins the ball and knocks it out of the playing area within 20 seconds, they win a point for their team. If they can win the ball and dribble it back to their own playing area, their team gets three points.
- Remind defenders that the faster they pressure on the attacker, the faster he will have to make a decision and high pressure often forces offensive mistakes.
- With good pressure, offensive players will have less time to look up and find a good pass or path to dribble.