6V4 (defending in small groups)
Drill Diagram

Key Points

Group defending


6 players pass to each other consecutively maintaining possession. 4 defending players apply pressure to dispossess opponents.
Version 1:Defender wins possession, finds a teammate who then dribbles ball out of grid
Version 2:Defender wins possession, finds a teammate and then group of 4 attack small goals on either side of grid

After 5-8 yard pass; press sideways on & try to gain possession of ball with block tackle, poke tackle, body, or shoulder


For the younger age groups, you may want to use one less defender if the offensive team has trouble maintaining possession.