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Soccer Tactic - The Back Four - Structured Exercises - Organisation

Soccer drill procedure

In this drill, players should once again create a formation in a short amount of time. This drill is made more difficult by passing and by the position of the ball at the end of the sequence. Players must be mindful of more than one task at a time and must concentrate. This drill shows that soccer tactics can be taught in a playful manner.


In a limited practice field, groups of four pass the ball to one another within their own group. When the coach signals, the groups position themselves in a row, next to each other. The player on the outside of the chain holds the ball.


- Different dribbling techniques
- At the end, the ball should be on one of the two middle positions in the chain.

Soccer coach tips

- 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 group, limit the practice field
Field size: According to group’s ability.

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