How can I help my team improve their defending?


The question this week comes from Michael:

“While we score a lot of goals, my U14 team are constantly conceding a lot of goals. Do you have some advice for how I can improve my team’s defending?”

Additional video & reading

Session Plan Library: All Defending Sessions

PDP Magazine Issue #7: Inside the Liverpool Academy – Dave Wright

PDP Podcast: Ben Bartlett

PDP Blog: Creating Decision Makers – Mark O’Sullivan

Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything

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Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Dave Wright is a Co-Founder of Player Development Project and UEFA A licensed coach with 15 years coaching experience in England, Australia & New Zealand. He currently works as an academy coach in London.
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