INSPIRED, CONFIDENT & EFFECTIVE COACHING

Tactics

Goalside - part 1

Goalside

in Other, Tactics

Goalside is a tactic used when a team is defending. The aim is to get as many players as possible between the ball and the goal being defended. MORE

Track

Track

in Other, Tactics

Track is what midfielders do when closely following an opposing midfielder’s forward run. MORE

Crossover

Crossover

in Other, Tactics

A crossover movement is made in wide areas of the pitch by three players combining passing and movement. MORE

Press

Press

in Other, Tactics

Press is when a player runs at high speed towards an opponent in possession of the ball. MORE

Set a trap

Set a Trap

in Other, Tactics

Set a trap is the term used when a team is defending and targets an opposing player to put under pressure. It is similar to Steer and Storm. MORE

Step and hold

Step and Hold

in Other, Tactics

Step and hold is a tactic used by defenders to move the defensive line up, specifically when opponents make a backward pass. It is similar to Jump To Press but used in the defensive half of the pitch. MORE

15 yard rule

15 Yard Rule

in Other, Tactics

The 15 yard rule applies to throw-ins. The rule is very simple – all receiving players must start at least 15 yards away from the throw-in taker. MORE

No touch

No Touch

in Other, Tactics

No touch is a type of turn. To make a no touch turn a player must allow the ball to roll past him and into space. MORE

Face their goal

Face Their Goal

in Other, Tactics

Face their goal is a tactic used when the team is defending. It is a reminder to players to recover the team’s defensive shape and stand facing up the pitch. MORE

Touch on the move - part 1

Touch on the Move

in Other, Tactics

Touch on the move is a term used to describe a player who, when receiving a pass, makes a first touch that puts the ball into space (not allowing the ball to stop rolling). MORE

Front marking

Front Marking

in Other, Tactics

Front marking is a tactic used by midfielders and forwards to block the ball as it is being passed to the player being marked. MORE

Space, not man

Space, Not Man

in Other, Tactics

If a team is told space, not man the players are being directed to mark, or protect, the space between the opposing attackers and their own goal, rather than getting tight (close) to the attackers. MORE

Jump to press

Jump to Press

in Other, Tactics

Jump to press is a tactic used specifically by midfielders and forwards to chase vigorously the opposition’s passes that are played backwards. MORE


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