What ‘Makes’ a Great Defender

Tackle

Defending is really simple, it mainly relies on mental skills with just a handful of technical skills and physical skills. The great thing about mental skills is you can learn them from watching others, once you’re aware of them you can do them to an extent, you’ll still need to break down the steps (which is what this blog is for) and practise things like timing, but it’s relatively simple and just knowing them will improve your game.

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Intercepting – Tackle Less to Win the Ball More

Footballer

Intercepting a pass is a skill you can quickly and easily learn. When you watch it happen in a game it often looks as though the opposition team as misplaced the pass, but when you know this simple technique you’ll be able to force your opposition into making this ‘mistake’.

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