EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

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Defending in pairs

Double team

in Defending, Other, Tactics

The practice allows you to start to introduce the idea of how multiple units on the field start to work and interact with each other. It also introduces the idea of recovering once the ball passes you on the field. MORE

Dummy

Dummy

in Other, Tactics

Dummy describes the deception employed when a player lets the ball run past him or through his legs to a team mate. MORE

One-two

One-Two

in Other, Tactics

A one-two is a passing movement used by two players in order to go beyond or between defenders. MORE

Set and go

Set and Go

in Other, Tactics

Set and go is a movement used by a centre-forward to enable him to shake off a defender and make space to get a shot away. MORE

Force inside

Force Inside

in Other, Tactics

Force inside is a defensive tactic. The nearest defender to the ball goes to pressure the opponent and block forward momentum. MORE

Force outside

Force Outside

in Other, Tactics

When forcing outside, the defending team gets compact to stop the opponents passing in the centre of the pitch. MORE

Drop off

Drop Off

in Other, Tactics

Drop off is a delaying tactic used when a team is defending against a fast attack, or a counter attack. MORE

Floating or false 9

Floating or False 9

in Other, Tactics

A floating or false 9 is a centre forward who leaves his position in the centre of attack and moves deeper to link with the midfield. MORE

Goalside - part 1

Goalside

in Other, Tactics

Goalside is a tactic used when a team is defending. The aim is to get as many players as possible between the ball and the goal being defended. MORE

High press

High Press

in Other, Tactics

High press describes an attacking tactic employed by a team that defends high up the pitch and inside the opposition’s half. MORE

Track

Track

in Other, Tactics

Track is what midfielders do when closely following an opposing midfielder’s forward run. MORE

Press

Press

in Other, Tactics

Press is when a player runs at high speed towards an opponent in possession of the ball. MORE

Set a trap

Set a Trap

in Other, Tactics

Set a trap is the term used when a team is defending and targets an opposing player to put under pressure. It is similar to Steer and Storm. MORE

Crossover

Crossover

in Other, Tactics

A crossover movement is made in wide areas of the pitch by three players combining passing and movement. MORE

Step and hold

Step and Hold

in Other, Tactics

Step and hold is a tactic used by defenders to move the defensive line up, specifically when opponents make a backward pass. It is similar to Jump To Press but used in the defensive half of the pitch. MORE

15 yard rule

15 Yard Rule

in Other, Tactics

The 15 yard rule applies to throw-ins. The rule is very simple – all receiving players must start at least 15 yards away from the throw-in taker. MORE

No touch

No Touch

in Other, Tactics

No touch is a type of turn. To make a no touch turn a player must allow the ball to roll past him and into space. MORE


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