Soccer coaching tips to get defenders jockeying their opponents
Defenders should always be ready to anticipate an attacker's change of direction and block their route by jockeying - that is holding the player up through movement without any physical contact or tackling.
It can be said that these defenders are "light on their feet" because they are always on their toes, ready to react and move to cut out an attack.
How to play jockeying game
- Set up a 20 yards by 10 yards playing area and use two cones, two balls and two small goals.
- Playing across the width of the pitch, the defender passes to the attacker and races to defend.
- The attacker must use disguises and feints before trying to dribble and score a goal.
- The defender must try to anticipate the attacker's movement and challenge to win the ball.
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