Which Muscles Are Used When Shielding The Ball?
Shielding the ball is an important quality to possess for players of any position. If you can’t hold your ground then you’re going to find yourself getting bullied off the ball and ultimately unable to maintain possession under pressure, this can also be applied to goalkeepers who become surrounded by opponents when their team is defending a corner.
Fortunately you can train to increase your ball shielding qualities! Yianni outlines some training strategies in this video.