The Know the Game Skills series is the perfect introduction to a sport for every budding player. Each book aims to teach young players the basic skills of the game they need to start enjoying the sport - by giving plenty of simple practice drills and showing how the star players do it. Football: Defending aims to teach the basic skills needed to stop opponents scoring goals. It teaches the young player how to: tackle and pressure opponents control and pass the ball head the ball clear play as a defensive unit clear the ball from danger areas set up a counter attack. Clearly illustrated and written by a professional coach, this book will give every player all the skills and confidence they need to enjoy football - from the playground kickabout to competitive matches.