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Soccer Coaching Tips for Defenders

By Dave Clarke, Soccer Coach Weekly , 06/13/18, 12:00PM CDT


Explain to young defenders that possession is something to be treasured, not given away lightly.

When you’re coaching your young defenders, emphasise that it is important to work on ball control skills and hacking the ball isn’t enough.

Key soccer coaching tips

  • Set high standards for your defenders.
  • They need good ball control skills and good passing skills to link up smoothly with the midfield, or the attack.