Objective: To practise individual tackling and defensive skills.
Set-up: Create a
20-yard square playing area with a normal-sized goal at one end.
Three or four defenders stand next to the goal and three
or four attackers stand at the end of the playing area opposite the goal.
How to play: On
your signal, a defender passes a ball to one of the attackers. As soon as the attacker
touches the ball, the defender runs out quickly and tries to stop the attacker shooting at
The defender is awarded a point if she successfully
tackles the attacker or manages to keep the attacker from shooting for 15 seconds.
The attacker wins a point for a shot at goal.
Attackers and defenders change places every three or four
You can either play this as team game and play first team
to 10 points wins or set individual targets.
Emphasise the need for the defenders to close down the
attackers quickly and for the attackers to shoot as soon as they can.
1. Award two points to defenders who can keep an attacker
away from goal for 15 seconds without tackling.
2. If a defender wins the ball they can shoot at goal.
3. Play two attackers against one defender.