This feature explores how to coach your U11-U13 players the defending principles of the game in order to familiarise them with the demands of the 9v9 format.
This is a very good drill for 9-a-side defensive principles also remain constant throughout the game, and the approach of the coach and players will determine how the team set up when out of possession. This is shared from the Coaching Manual website, with thanks!
Click to see the full defending principles session. Listen to how the coach engages with the kids and discusses body shape too!