Soccer Defending Drills

Latest Soccer Defending Drills

3.85
106 Votes
170,377 Views
Soccer Drills Clean Your Room
This is a great soccer drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as a individual or a small group.
3.75
155 Votes
263,170 Views
Soccer Drills 3v1 Rotating Defenders
This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
3.86
133 Votes
259,361 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill
This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
4
167 Votes
250,949 Views
Soccer Drills Triangle Goal Game
The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
3.83
106 Votes
167,216 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble with Teammate
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble while working with a teammate. This teaches young soccer players to work together with your teammate to shut down the attacker.
4.08
115 Votes
163,414 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Dribble Attack with Shot
The purpose of this 1v1 drill is to focus on dribbling to beat a defender and finishing with a shot. This drill can also be used to focus on defensive players defending the dribble.
3.92
97 Votes
150,483 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.
3.75
68 Votes
112,754 Views
Soccer Drills Teaching 1st Defender without Opposition
This soccer defending drill is great for teaching young players how to defend when they are the closest player to the opponent with the ball.
4.11
109 Votes
188,188 Views
Soccer Drills Circle Keep-Away Passing Game
This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

4.13
215 Votes
283,742 Views
Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.

Top Rated Soccer Defending Drills

4.26
377 Votes
460,226 Views
Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.23
110 Votes
210,627 Views
Soccer Drills 4v3 Attack vs. Defense
This attacking soccer drill is a great drill to focus on finishing. Since the attackers have the numerical advantage, they should learn how to exploit their advantage and finish with a shot on goal.
4.22
245 Votes
387,614 Views
Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.18
272 Votes
427,807 Views
Soccer Drills Four Corners Passing Game
The Four Corners Passing Game is a great soccer drill to focus on passing, changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.
4.17
145 Votes
228,383 Views
Soccer Drills Attack vs. Defence Shooting and Defending Drill
This drill is one that the kids love. The players will get to work on both attacking (shooting) and defending skills and if ran correctly, very fast paced.
4.16
85 Votes
166,841 Views
Soccer Drills 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18
This is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18 yard box. Important soccer finishing skills such as chipping, crossing, heading, finishing and composure in the 18.
4.16
61 Votes
121,716 Views
Soccer Drills Finding the Target Player
This drill is designed to encourage midfield and defensive players to look up field to find the "Target Player" and play to that Target player.
4.16
196 Votes
294,917 Views
Soccer Drills Angle of Support Possession Drill
This soccer passing drill is a great drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.
4.16
112 Votes
168,495 Views
Soccer Drills 5v2 Rotating Defenders
This 5v2 drill will focus on keeping possession by making good passes as well as good passing decisions, moving to open space, and good communication.
4.16
56 Votes
104,571 Views
Soccer Drills 1 v 1 to Goal
1 v 1 to Goal is a great soccer drill to improve goal scoring. This drill focuses on beating the last defender, staying in control of the ball and finishing with a good shot on goal.

Most Viewed Soccer Defending Drills

4.26
377 Votes
460,226 Views
Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.18
272 Votes
427,807 Views
Soccer Drills Four Corners Passing Game
The Four Corners Passing Game is a great soccer drill to focus on passing, changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.
4.22
245 Votes
387,614 Views
Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.16
196 Votes
294,917 Views
Soccer Drills Angle of Support Possession Drill
This soccer passing drill is a great drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.
4.13
215 Votes
283,742 Views
Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
3.75
155 Votes
263,170 Views
Soccer Drills 3v1 Rotating Defenders
This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
3.86
133 Votes
259,361 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill
This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
4
167 Votes
250,949 Views
Soccer Drills Triangle Goal Game
The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
4.16
183 Votes
250,518 Views
Soccer Drills Split the Defenders Passing Game
This soccer drill is great for a little more advanced player from 11 years old to 14 years and focuses on passing to split two defenders.
4.06
124 Votes
233,859 Views
Soccer Drills Guard the Castle
This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!

All Soccer Defending Drills

4.26
377 Votes
460,226 Views
Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.18
272 Votes
427,807 Views
Soccer Drills Four Corners Passing Game
The Four Corners Passing Game is a great soccer drill to focus on passing, changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.
4.22
245 Votes
387,614 Views
Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.16
196 Votes
294,917 Views
Soccer Drills Angle of Support Possession Drill
This soccer passing drill is a great drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.
4.13
215 Votes
283,742 Views
Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
3.75
155 Votes
263,170 Views
Soccer Drills 3v1 Rotating Defenders
This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
3.86
133 Votes
259,361 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill
This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
4
167 Votes
250,949 Views
Soccer Drills Triangle Goal Game
The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
4.16
183 Votes
250,518 Views
Soccer Drills Split the Defenders Passing Game
This soccer drill is great for a little more advanced player from 11 years old to 14 years and focuses on passing to split two defenders.
4.06
124 Votes
233,859 Views
Soccer Drills Guard the Castle
This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!
4.17
145 Votes
228,383 Views
Soccer Drills Attack vs. Defence Shooting and Defending Drill
This drill is one that the kids love. The players will get to work on both attacking (shooting) and defending skills and if ran correctly, very fast paced.
4.23
110 Votes
210,627 Views
Soccer Drills 4v3 Attack vs. Defense
This attacking soccer drill is a great drill to focus on finishing. Since the attackers have the numerical advantage, they should learn how to exploit their advantage and finish with a shot on goal.
4.11
109 Votes
188,188 Views
Soccer Drills Circle Keep-Away Passing Game
This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

4.15
134 Votes
183,019 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Competition
This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, getting behind the defensive players and shooting at half chances. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
3.85
106 Votes
170,377 Views
Soccer Drills Clean Your Room
This is a great soccer drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as a individual or a small group.
4.16
112 Votes
168,495 Views
Soccer Drills 5v2 Rotating Defenders
This 5v2 drill will focus on keeping possession by making good passes as well as good passing decisions, moving to open space, and good communication.
3.83
106 Votes
167,216 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble with Teammate
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble while working with a teammate. This teaches young soccer players to work together with your teammate to shut down the attacker.
4.16
85 Votes
166,841 Views
Soccer Drills 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18
This is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18 yard box. Important soccer finishing skills such as chipping, crossing, heading, finishing and composure in the 18.
4.08
115 Votes
163,414 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Dribble Attack with Shot
The purpose of this 1v1 drill is to focus on dribbling to beat a defender and finishing with a shot. This drill can also be used to focus on defensive players defending the dribble.
3.92
97 Votes
150,483 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.
4.14
65 Votes
133,829 Views
Soccer Drills Attacking the End Line Crossing Game
This drill focuses on attacking from the end line from the flanks and serving a ball in. This is a great crossing game to isolate the flank players and getting them to serve the ball in front of the goal.
4.05
80 Votes
130,906 Views
Soccer Drills 3v2 Flying Changes
This drill is designed to focus on all aspects of the game in a 3v2 situation. Mainly runs of attackers, angle of support, passing vs. shooting decisions, defensive shape, and recovery runs, along with working on mental attentiveness.
4.11
84 Votes
129,402 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 Playing Wide Out of the Back
This drill is designed to get players to play balls wide when playing from the back (defensive third of the field). Players will recognize that they will find more time and space in the outsides of the fields and be relieving the center of the field from dangerous play.
4.08
78 Votes
126,339 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 + Target Players with 2 Goals
This is a great 4v4 soccer game that teaches players to play into their target player. This adds a more realistic twist to the normal 4 on 4 soccer game.
4.16
61 Votes
121,716 Views
Soccer Drills Finding the Target Player
This drill is designed to encourage midfield and defensive players to look up field to find the "Target Player" and play to that Target player.
4.12
85 Votes
116,453 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Challenge
This soccer drill focuses on putting players in 2v2 situations while attacking the goal. The dynamics of the games works on transitioning and fitness and demands on the players can be intense at times.
3.75
68 Votes
112,754 Views
Soccer Drills Teaching 1st Defender without Opposition
This soccer defending drill is great for teaching young players how to defend when they are the closest player to the opponent with the ball.
3.95
65 Votes
111,774 Views
Soccer Drills Lane Spacing and Separation Soccer Game
This soccer game uses lanes to divide the soccer field into three equal areas to teach spacing and separation to young soccer players.
4.13
39 Votes
111,705 Views
Soccer Drills Quick Transition Game
This soccer drill is a great way to focus on attacking and defending and is great for teaching the basic principals of soccer. The game can be modified to teach many aspects of the game.
4.06
66 Votes
108,638 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 Zone Game
This possession soccer drill will helps players keep possession for a purpose with short/long passing combinations. Also allows one to focus on defensive transition by quickly close down space and eliminate passing lanes.
4.04
55 Votes
105,995 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer End Zone Game
The soccer end zone game is a great soccer drill that will help coaches focus on all aspects of attacking and defending in soccer. With incorporating end zones into the game it gives players a chance to learn to attack space behind the defense and allows defenders to learn how to deny space behind them.
4.16
56 Votes
104,571 Views
Soccer Drills 1 v 1 to Goal
1 v 1 to Goal is a great soccer drill to improve goal scoring. This drill focuses on beating the last defender, staying in control of the ball and finishing with a good shot on goal.
3.95
39 Votes
103,491 Views
Soccer Drills Defensive Speed Course
This soccer fitness drill is designed to improve defensive speed and quickness in front of the goal. This is desitned to be more of a fitness training drill than a technical or tactical defensive soccer training drill.
4.08
36 Votes
101,977 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2+1 (2 vs. 2 plus target attacker)
This 2v2+1 soccer drill is a great situational game that allows you to focus on numbers up attacking situations or numbers down defending situations.
4.05
19 Votes
95,560 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 to Multiple Goals
This soccer drill is great drill for focusing on teaching players attacking skills such as taking on their opponent or learning to attack space. Defensively it will teach players the responsibility of man marking.
4.12
51 Votes
94,374 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4, To Lines or Small Goals
This 4v4 soccer game is the smallest version of a full sided soccer game. The 4v4 soccer game will focus on all aspects of the game of soccer including: attacking, defending, passing, receiving, support, penetration, and spreading the field.
4.03
32 Votes
88,375 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1, 1v2, 2v2 - 4 goal game
This 1v1 soccer drill puts soccer players in 1v1 situations with multiple goals. 1v1 soccer helps players focus on penetration by forcing the player to dribbling to beat their opponent and allows players to make the attack unpredictable through creativity. Your kids will love this soccer drill!
4.12
34 Votes
80,949 Views
Soccer Drills Target Players
This attacking drill focuses on the target players in the attacking third of the field.
4.07
44 Votes
79,242 Views
Soccer Drills Improving Speed of Play - Passing Drill
This soccer drill is designed to improve the speed of play, decision making, and passing accuracy under pressure.
4.10
31 Votes
77,438 Views
Soccer Drills Transition Drill
This drill is designed to be played at a quick pace. This dynamic game will allow you to focus on transition from offense to defense.
4.1
30 Votes
75,944 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1v1 Triangle Game
This drill will focus on the attacking in number down situations and will mainly encourage players to dribble, take players on, shielding and vision to find the open goal. Defensively this drill encourages players to stay aware of their defensive shape and tackling players on the dribble.
3.98
43 Votes
74,465 Views
Soccer Drills Tunnel of Death
This drill can be used to focus on either attacking or defending. It teaches players to take advantage of an off balanced defender by attacking with speed, or could be used to focus on good defensive posture and transition.
4.1
30 Votes
67,090 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here
This drill is a very fast paced 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.
3.86
21 Votes
62,473 Views
Soccer Drills Diagonal 1v1 Soccer Drill
This 1v1 soccer drill is great to focus on 1v1 play whether it's on the offensive or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, and getting behind the defensive players. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
3.8
20 Votes
61,207 Views
Soccer Drills Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders
This drill is a great soccer drill to teach players to dribble at and beat defenders. It also focuses on other aspects of the game such as passing, receiving, and support. Teaches players to take on defenders.
3.95
20 Votes
52,970 Views
Soccer Drills Pressure/Cover Tactical Defending Soccer Game
The focus of this soccer game is to teach players recognize the first defender (closest defender to the ball) and second defenders (player covering/supporting the first defender). The drill should also be geared towards teaching the players how to pressure the player with the ball and what is proper cover positioning.
3.45
11 Votes
45,867 Views
Soccer Drills Great Attacking Skills
This drill focuses on attacking in a number’s up situation and opening up and finding the attacker in a 1v1 situation. This drill puts a lot of emphasis on good passing, receiving and general possession.

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