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Soccer Tactic - The Back Four - Structured Exercises - Teamwork

Soccer drill procedure

Every player tries to create the required formation. Quickly gaining one’s bearings and noticing gaps are the goals of this drill. This is a good and easy introduction to defending in the penalty area. This can be very difficult at first, but they’ll get used to it. What is even more difficult is maintaining an overview when more than one group is practicing in one area at the same time.


When the coach gives the command, the players line up diagonally across from the coach.


- Different dribbling techniques
- No balls
- Competition between groups. Which team can be in formation in the shortest amount of time?

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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