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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. 

Winning the ball back

If you use this with your team, let us know how you get on by posting in the England Football Community.