Soccer tactics PDF
Explanation about defensive tactics actions in soccer. Analysis of defensive concepts (pressing, marking, regrouping, covering, position-exchange, defensive vigilance, defensive timing, tackle, shoulder to shoulder, anticipating, interception).
Exhibition of a series of exercises to improve defensive actions in soccer. In tactical exercises are detailed objectives, the development of exercise and some variants thereof.
Explanation about offensive tactics actions in soccer. Analysis of offensive concepts (width, attacking moves, horizontal or diagonal pass, keep the ball, counterattack, run forwards losing a marker, creating empty spaces, one-two, pace of the game, overlapping and attacking speed).
Exhibition of a series of exercises to improve offensive actions in soccer. In tactical exercises are detailed objectives, the development of exercise and some variants thereof.
According to studies by various authors (Alex Sanz Torrelles, César Frattarola Alcaraz, J.M. Simon, J.A. Reeves, Angelo Pereni y Mario Bonfanti), 30% - 40% of games are decided by moves set pieces (throw-ins, corner kicks, throw penalties).
We conducted a study of play system most used in soccer. We think that it is better to adapt play system to the qualities of our football players.
Explanation of the various solutions to resist different play systems in soccer. When a play system is opposed to another a numerical superiorities are generated in some areas, and we explain how certain movements of repositioning is able to resist other play systems.
If a team employing the 1-4-3-3 formation plays against a team using the 1-4-2-3-1 formation, they must concentrate on the possibility of being outnumbered (5 against 3) in midfield when the opposing wingers or side midfielders regroup towards the midfield.
When a team using the 1-4-3-3 formation plays against a team in a 1-3-5-2 formation, they must keep the battle between the two strikers and the two centre-backs under control. It is also important to control the two side midfielders the team using the 1-3-5-2 formation has because they cover a lot of ground and add width to the opposing team´s attacking...
When a team in a 1-4-3-3 formation plays against another team using the same formation, the 4 defenders outnumber the 3 opposing strikers, and both teams have 3 midfielders.
When a team using the 1-4-3-3 formation plays against a team in a 1-4-4-2, its players must focus on the fact that they will be, in theory, outnumbered in midfield (4 against 3) when the opposing team´s side midfielders regroup. The team using the 1-4-3-3 formation must also take care of the two opposing strikers.
When a team shaped in the 1-4-3-3 formation plays against a team using the 1-5-3-2 formation, they come up against the following problem: the opposing defenders outnumber the team´s attacking players, particularly in the middle of the defence, where the three centre-backs face just one centre-forward.
When a team in a 1-4-3-3 formation plays against another that uses the 1-3-4-3 formation, they come up against the following disadvantages: full-backs must control the opposing advanced wingers and side midfielders, which means they must solve 2 against 1 situations.
When a team using the 1-4-3-3 formation plays against a team in a 1-3-4-1-2 formation, they come up against the following problems: the full-backs need to control the two opposing side midfielders, who have a lot of space around them, and the centre-backs must cope with a 2 against 2 situation down the middle.
When a team using the 1-4-4-2 formation plays against a team with the 1-3-5-2 formation, it is essential for full-backs to reposition towards the middle and help centre-backs in order to outnumber the opposing strikers.
When a team uses the 1-4-4-2 formation against a team in a 1-4-3-3, it needs a strong midfield so as not to find itself 2 against 3 in central areas of the pitch. The team must also outnumber opponents 4 against 3 in midfield.
When a team plays with the 1-4-4-2 formation against another team using the same formation, it is necessary to apply accurate repositioning at exactly the right moment so as to confront the opposition.
When a team uses the 1-4-4-2 formation against an opposing team playing in a 1-5-3-2 formation, full-backs must reposition towards central areas of the pitch to help the centre-backs and outnumber the opposing strikers.
When a team uses the 1-4-4-2 formation against an opponent in a 1-3-4-3 formation, both teams should outnumber opponents in defence, and have the same number of players in midfield. It is important that midfielders double mark opposing strikers.