Coach Equipment

Soccer Tactic - The Back Four - Structured Exercises - Shifting

Soccer drill procedure

Free dribbling. When called, players should quickly get their bearings and chose the shortest route to the sideline. Good spatial awareness is an important prerequisite for a successful back four.


Players move freely with the ball. In the penalty area, when the coach gives the signal, every player runs to the edge of the field and stops at the marking.


- Different dribbling techniques
- No balls

Soccer coach tips

- Correct errors individually
- Don’t forget to push forward
- The sequence should be performed according to the description!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 4
Materials required: One ball per player, limit the practice field
Field size: According to group’s ability.

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