INSPIRED, CONFIDENT & EFFECTIVE COACHING

Tactics

Soccer tactics range from the way a player stands or moves, to the pace, style, positioning and movement of the entire team.

How those concepts are conveyed is a language of its own, which can be baffling to a new coach and even to some experienced ones.

The drills, games and activities in this section will help you build a team that can adapt to different playing styles.

You can use these sessions and advice to coach tactics to your players. How do you train them to cope with a team that presses high up the pitch? Or one that sits deep and invites pressure?

Tactics are a great way to create team togetherness and promote communication in all areas of the pitch

Keeper passing

Keeper keeps it

in Goalkeeping, Tactics

The most effective way of scoring more goals is to play out from the back and build play with possession. Use this session to teach your keeper to play the ball out with his feet MORE

Defend from the front

in Email newsletters, Tactics

Defending from the front is a key tactic for teams like Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. He wants more than just forward play from his offensive-minded midfielders. He wants work-rate and discipline. Use these sessions to get your players pressing from the front MORE

Support worker

in Defending, Tactics

This training session is a great fun way of introducing and explaining the concepts of defensive pressure and support play to young players. MORE

1-0 up tactics

in Defending, Tactics

When a team is 1-0 up at half-time they need a tactic that will help them score again but has good defensive qualities so the opposition have less chance of equalising MORE

1-0 down tactics

in Attacking, Tactics

If you're 1-0 down at half-time you have to be more attacking in the second half. This session will help your team adopt a more attacking mindset without overcommitting up front. MORE

defend the wings

Wing pressure

in Defending, Tactics

This teaches pressing cues and encourages pressing on the flanks, so when a team is under attack they can keep play on the wings and stop direct attacks. MORE

Press or hold

in Defending, Tactics

If you want to improve your team’s defensive performance, use this to teach players when to press and when to hold, so they can control play even if they don’t have possession. MORE

pressing in midfield

Defending in midfield

in Defending, Tactics

Use this game to teach your players to be strong midfielders who can win the battles in midfield and get the ball into attackers, stopping the opposition in their tracks and hitting teams quickly on the break. MORE

Press to win the ball

Do it yourself

in Defending, Tactics

This session helps you coach players to understand that they have to stay close and not let opponents get free or they will give the game away. MORE

React in possession

in Email newsletters, Tactics

I coach my team to attack the opponent non-stop when they have the ball, when they lose it and when the opposition have it – defending is our first offensive action. What I try to get across in my coaching session is every player being an attacker and every player being a defender. MORE


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