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Aggressive marking

Aggressive Marking

in Other, Tactics

Aggressive marking is the term used when a defender is marking on the shoulder of his direct opponent, i.e. he is positioned next to, rather than behind, the attacker. MORE

Channel side

Channel Side

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Channel side is a defending tactic used up by a central defender, which positions him closer to the touchline than his direct opponent. The defender will also be on the shoulder of the opponent and in a supporting position behind the team’s full back. MORE

Blindside run

Blindside Run

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A blindside run is a move made by an attacker that a defender doesn’t see because he is busy watching the ball. MORE

Teaser passes

Teaser Passes

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A team will play short teaser passes to lure opponents out of position, force them to chase the ball and suck them into one area of the field. MORE

Horseshoe

Horseshoe

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Horseshoe is the name given to the tactic of passing the ball around the defensive line from one side of the pitch to the other. MORE

Tumble Dryer

Tumble Dryer

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Tumble dryer is a term used to describe random movements by players of an attacking team in central areas of the pitch. The tactic is used specifically when opponents are sitting deep inside their own half. MORE

One touch kill

One Touch Kill

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A one touch kill is a quick first-time pass that gets a team out of a pressured situation caused by the opposition. MORE

Inverted winger - part 1

Inverted Winger

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If a left-footed wide player plays on the right wing, or a right-footed player plays on the left wing, he is described as an inverted winger. MORE

Rotation

Rotation

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The movement of players either while in possession of the ball or defending is known as rotation. MORE

Off the Line

Off the line

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Off the line describes a wide player who moves from a wide area into central areas to receive the ball. The term refers to his movement off the touchline. MORE

Defensive diamond

Defensive Diamond

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A defensive diamond is created when a team’s midfielder drops back from midfield towards his own goal (also known as dropping deep) to form a diamond shape with his goalkeeper and two centre backs. MORE

Open Shoulders

Open Shoulders

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Open shoulders refers to a player’s body position if he is facing a team mate ahead of receiving a pass from him. MORE

My players want to swap positions feature

My U11s players want to swap positions

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“Some of my Under 11s want to swap positions just as I had found them the perfect places to play. Should I agree?” Answer In a word, yes! It’s a tricky one, but the long and short is that we’re all in youth coaching because it gives kids enjoyment, plus a sense of contributing towards... MORE

9v9 3-4-1

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Coaching a team who are about to step up into 9v9? Now is a good time to delve into starting formations. In this third part, DAVE CLARKE looks at 3-4-1… MORE

Live Webchat – Wednesday 17th July

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Hello, I’m Dave Clarke.Below you can find a replay of my live webchat where I discussed all things coaching and tried to answer as many of your questions as I could!SCW chat MORE

Formation option for seven a side soccer teams

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Formations are the blueprint for your football (soccer) team’s tactics. Within those formations your players need to exploit their positions to be successful. Here I look at the pros and cons of a 2-2-2 formation at 7-a-side and how it works. This 2-2-2 formation is a balanced formation and easy for young players to understand.... MORE

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