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What to practice as a Defender

The art of defending is about awareness and reading the game, fantastic decision making and being composed on the ball.

As with all roles on a football pitch, the Brilliant Basics are key so make sure you practice two of those on every session you do until you master them.

If you haven’t already read the curriculum for Centre Backs and Full Backs as this will guide you on the areas of your game you should be working on.

The drills below are a filtered list of training drills specifically for Defenders so we have done some of the hard work for you.

Enjoy the drills