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Players from two teams run after the ball

Pressing session: defending in the opposition half 

The late Julie Chipchase delivers a session focusing on defending in the opposition half.


Key objectives 

This session helps players to: 

  • understand the defending principles of play 

  • win the ball back early in the opposition’s half 

  • improve their pressing and positioning skills 

  • force play into certain areas of the pitch 

  • cover positions away from the ball.