All footballers, no matter what their position, must recognise the crucial role of defence. From the full-forward who must chase hard to the full-back who spoils a mark, they all contribute to the eventual success of your team.

Defensive skills include:

  • spoiling marks
  • tackling
  • shepherding
  • blocking
  • smothering

It is important to practise all these skills correctly so that you don’t give away any free kicks.