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1v1 emergency defending

Sam Griffiths, FA coach development officer,  delivers a practice that helps players work on their 1v1 emergency defending skills.

This session helps players to: 

  • slide, block and intercept the ball to defend the goal 
  • develop their 1v1 defending skills 
  • force an attacker onto their weaker side during a 1v1  
  • know when to win the ball and when to drop and delay  
  • understand the relationship between the goalkeeper and defender.