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

5 minutes to play feature

5 minutes to play

in Tactics

It’s late in the game with the championship at stake – this session puts your players in the driving seat and lets them decide on the tactics that will win the title. Why use it This session lets the players decide amongst themselves what to do to win the league. It is a game scenario... MORE

Box Switch

SWITCHING PLAY – box switch

in Attacking, Tactics

Simple fact. Being able to switch play makes the pitch bigger and give more options to create goalscoring situations – this variant on the theme looks at switching play from a counter attack MORE

One nil up, two men down

in Tactics, Tips and advice

Your team is 1-0 up but your opponents have a two-man advantage. A game to teach each team the importance of setting out the tactics to hold on to a lead. Why use it This is a great scenario to challenge your players. One team is 1-0 up but loses a man and the other... MORE

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