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 in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation plays against a team using a 1-3-4-1-2 formation, the two teams have the same number of players in midfield, less strikers than opposing defenders and more defenders than opposing strikers.
When a team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation plays against a team in a 1-5-3-2 formation, it is important for full-backs to reposition towards the centre of defence in order to help the two centre-backs in their battle against the two opposing strikers.
When a team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation plays against a team using a 1-4-3-3 formation, the withdrawn striker must help in defence and mark the opposing central midfielder so as not to be outnumbered 2 against 3 in central areas of the pitch and outnumber the opposition in midfield thanks to a series of repositioning movements.
When a team using the 1-4-2-3-1 formation comes up against a team in a 1-4-4-2 formation, it is important to change the fact that the two centre-backs face two strikers, and to solve the fact that the team is outnumbered in the centre of midfield (3 against 2).
When a team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation plays against a team in the same formation, players´ quality becomes very important. Also, the two wingers must reposition in order to help the full-backs and outnumber the opposing team in those areas.
When a team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation plays against a team using a 1-3-4-3 formation, both teams outnumber the opposing strikers in defence and the team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation outnumbers the opposition in midfield.
When a team in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation comes up against a team using the 1-3-5-2 formation, it is essential that full-backs reposition towards the middle of the pitch in order to help the centre-backs and outnumber the opposing strikers, considering they were previously in a 2 against 2 situation against the centre-backs.
Regrouping is defined as the series of retreating movements carried out by players of a team that lost possession in order to go back to their initial defensive positions as soon as possible.
It is the defensive tactical move used by a player when an opponent dribbles or runs past him, and he tries to quickly take the position of the teammate who has come out to meet the opponent in order to help the defender.
Double marking is a tactical move used by a player who helps a teammate who is already pressing the opponent in control of the ball, thus creating a tactical 2 against 1 situation.
This is the defensive tactical move that consists in a player taking up a position where he can help a teammate if the opponent in control of the ball gets past him.
It is the physical-technical-tactical defensive move used on a pass made by an opponent in order to modify the direction in which the ball was travelling and prevent the opponent from achieving his aim.