One of the most interesting parts of being a coach is getting a grip on the tactics that a team plays – one thing for sure is there are a million different ways to play the game. A coach needs to create a playing style for the team and also have a number of different styles up his sleeve should the tactics prove ineffective against the team they are playing. MORE
Zigzag passing refers to quick combination passes through midfield.
The aim of zigzagging is to work the ball through the pitch in order to construct a team’s attack.
To use this type of tactic, midfielders must run on different angles to each other and with an open body stance.
The aim is to play forward passes quickly through the opposition midfield.