I was recently cut from my high school JV soccer team. The coach said that if I improved I could try again. I screwed up a lot but I realized that the source of most of my problems was that I don’t know how to move well without watching the soccer ball (I know, something I should have learned a long time ago) and I know that if I fix that, I will make a pretty good Defender. Any drills or something that I can do to help improve my game? Thanks.
You’re on your way to curing your own problem. Sounds like you’ve diagnosed it yourself. Look in your local area for Soccer clinics. Nowadays they’re everywhere.
Although the clinics may not have a specific coach for being a Defender, the people who are there may know someone that can help you. You can also search YouTube for Soccer Defender specific videos.
But your most important task ahead is to practice your moves. As they say, practice makes perfect. If you truly want to get better at Soccer and being a Defender, follow the tips above.