sidleine tackle

When a player is moving down the sideline, this often presents the best opportunity to force a turnover.

Set up the drill as in the animation, with 4 poles and 1 cone.

Two players start as indicated, with the defender behind the player with the ball. On the whistle, both players immediately sprint to the opposite pole and turn. The player in possession must try and work it between the two poles, but cannot cut inside until they pass the cone.

The defender must try and dispossess the player in possession.

Make sure that your defenders do not lunge in, but rather time their tackle on the bounce or solo. It is also important that the defender is aware that the attacker will want to cut inside, and ┬áthat they don’t let this happen

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