EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Force Inside

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

The pressing player angles his body to force the opponent away from the edge of the pitch and into more crowded areas.

When using this tactic, you don’t allow opponents down the wings and beyond your defenders. By forcing inside, you keep the play in front of you and going sideways or backwards.

Soccer tactics made simple key

Force inside

The blue player on the ball is forced inside by the stance and positioning of the red defender

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