Slides and Crashing
To work on defensive positioning in the attack zone.
Description of Drill-Execution
Defensive players are in one line starting on the bottom left cone. At the coach’s signal, they approach the top cone and address coach as if he were a dodger. The players then recover to the crease cone.
- Defensive Positioning
- Defensive Recovery
- Defensive Footwork
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Allow attackman and midfielders to participate to simulate the encounter with dodgers (ie: riding for attackman). Increase speed of drill as players become better at positioning. Approach from both sides to simulate defensive sliding from multiple angles.