When a team forces their opponents to throw to one side of the pitch, it gives other defenders a chance to stand on that side of their player in position to get an interception. This drill gives a chance to practice staying on that side, even as the attacker moves.
4 cones positioned in a straight line. Outer cones should be roughly 12m apart. One inner cone should be roughly 1m from outer cone, second inner cone should be roughly 2m from outer cone.
Attacker > Defender
- Attacker tries to touch outer cone before defender can touch corresponding inner cone.
- Attacker can fake and change direction at any time. This means defender should be ready for these changes and thus not over commit in any direction.
- As ability and understanding improve, defenders can look to position their body between attacker and the closer cones. This prevents the attacker from running straight at the cone.
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