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  • What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared Montz former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com.

  • Today we are learning how to defend in a 1 vs 1 situation.

  • Defending is not about being big, fast and strong. Yes, those things help but the best

  • defenders are the smartest and don't just relay on their athleticism to win tackles;

  • they use their minds. In this OSA video I will show you basic key points and advanced

  • key points.

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  • 1. Close down space and be 1-2 steps away from the attacker. If you are to far away

  • that gives them time to get their head up and look around. Get close to force their

  • head down.

  • 2. Jockey, be patient and don't dive in.

  • The best attackers want you to dive in on them because they will just touch it around

  • you and go.

  • So we want to jockey them. I'm not sure where the term jockey came from but basically it

  • means to be patient and move your body backwards as the attacker is dribbling the ball.

  • 3. Force the attacker onto their weak foot. Let's say you are the attacker, which way

  • am I forcing you right now? I'm not forcing you any direction. Based off my body position

  • you can go right or left. This is why I want to stand sideways at an angle to force you

  • one direction. Typically you force an attacker towards their weak foot.

  • How do you know which foot is their weak foot? Good question. You certainly don't ask them

  • when you are about to tackle them… "excuse me buddy, what is your weak foot?". You know

  • the answer by being observant in the game and knowing what foot they use to pass the

  • ball.

  • 4. Be on your toes! Don't be back on your heels.

  • 5. Keep your feet moving, don't stand like a statue.

  • 6. Keep your eye on the ball! Do not look at the attackers feet, hips or shoulders.

  • Focus on the ball. If the ball isn't going to the right, the attacker is not going to

  • the right.

  • 7. Win the ball with confidence when the time is right. When that attacker takes their touch

  • to far ahead of them like so what are they? Off balance, that is a good time to step in

  • and win it. When the attacker has one leg up in the air doing a scissors what are they?

  • Off balance, that is a good time to step in and win it.

  • When you do step in get your body behind you. Don't just reach and lunge for the ball with

  • your foot.

  • Equipment Needed: You will need a few balls, one will work if

  • that's all you got, 10 cones and a partner. If you don't have a partner then hang tight

  • and I'll show you an exercise how to practice 1v1 defending on your own.

  • Exercise Player Can Do: Set up two cone goals and a small field around

  • the goals. This is your 1v1 field. Don't make it to tiny because you want enough room to

  • work on your defending technique. If you don't have enough cones to make a sideline then

  • don't have sidelines and you be the judge when it goes out.

  • One goal will be the defending goal, the other the attacking goal. Behind the defender goal

  • is all the balls. The defender will pass the ball to the attacker, then sprint and close

  • the space down, set your feet and start defending. The attacker tries to beat the defender and

  • score through the cone goals. If the defender wins it they try to score or kick the ball

  • out.

  • After the defender goes 5 times then switch with your partner. Repeat this process until

  • you are mastering it or get tired.

  • Starting out I'd advise just doing a few jockeying reps. So the attacker doesn't try to beat

  • you and you don't try to win it. You just practice jockeying and being patient.

  • Advanced Key Points:

  • Now for some advance key points.

  • 1. DO NOT take giant steps! Keep your feet underneath your body by taking smaller steps

  • and moving your feet fast. Versus taking big giant steps and getting off balance and not

  • being able to react as fast.

  • 2. Get your arm out, use your body and be physical. I am NOT saying foul or hurt anyone,

  • not at all. But when that attacker goes to take a touch by you because you have your

  • body angled correctly when you turn to take your step you will be a step ahead of them.

  • At that moment get your arm out and put it into their chest/abs as you are in your running

  • stride. This will push them back a bit and push you forward.

  • This should like part of your running stride. Do not just run side by side with each other

  • and not make contact.

  • Be careful not to foul. If it looks like this, you will probably be called for a foul.

  • If it looks like this you will be a great 1v1 defender.

  • 3. Use the sideline as a 2nd defender when you can. If you are near the sideline force

  • your attacker to the sideline so they only have a limited amount of room to try and dribble

  • around you. This way if they try to beat you down the sideline and dribble out of bounds,

  • little dap to you, you did a great job!

  • 4. Let the attacker make the mistake, then win it. Lots of attackers try to do to much,

  • this is when they take that touch to far in front of them or have a bad touch, that is

  • when you win it. Be patient, let them make the mistake.

  • What Player Could Be Doing Wrong: Some things that could be going wrong.

  • If the attacker is just running by you and you are frozen in place for a second or two

  • you are diving in. Don't dive in. Be patient. They need to get past you to be successful,

  • if they are standing there with the ball not getting behind you and not doing anything

  • dangerous you are doing your job; don't dive in and give them a chance.

  • If you feel like the attacker passes the ball back but you didn't do a good job because

  • you didn't win it from them, don't think you have to win every ball. If your attacker passes

  • backwards or sideways you are doing your job.

  • Exercise to Practice on your Own To practice on your own set up a start cone

  • and an attacker cone 15 yards ahead of you. Set a ball next to the attacker cone. Sprint

  • from the start cone, close down the imaginary attacker, then jockey back to the start cone.

  • Do this 5 times, then rest and repeat. Just pretend there is an attacker making moves

  • on you.

  • Bonus Tip! Be confident. Mentally believe you will win

  • the ball every time, don't hope to win it. You won't win the ball every time, but have

  • the mindset that you will. If the attacker gets behind you, that's okay, it's going to

  • happen. Just hustle back on defense and react positive. I'll applaud you every time if you

  • react positive; none of us are perfect.

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