Taking a pass close to the defensive line needs the receiver to step away from the contact, and quickly. If they have a supporting player behind them, they can also step and pass into the space they left behind. Use this exercise to develop the footwork, handling and support skills needed. MORE
Evasive skills, drills and activities to improve your attack
Encourage your players to make themselves more difficult to tackle with evasive skills. Here are four different sessions to help players understand and then development their footwork.
Every player can improve their agility. Use these activities to build their technique and awareness.
This activity works on the attacking close to the defender, just as the attacker receives a pass. It also develops the role of the supporting player who has to read the movements of their team mate.
Here’s a 10 minute evasion activity which builds from a warm-up to a 1 v 1 game. It’s competitive which gives the players immediate feedback on how effective their evasive skills are working out.
Evasive training needs go forward. This activity encourages players to use speed and agility to get past the defender in front of them.
In this full session plan, the players develop their awareness of agility, evasion and support play to break down a defensive line.