Coach Equipment

Soccer Tactic - The Back Four - Structured Exercises - Rectangle

Soccer drill procedure

In the back four, defenders pay great attention to the distance between themselves and others. In this drill, we’re trying to develop a feel and an eye for keeping distance. This important skill is taught in a game. Have patience with your team!


The group-of-four moves to form a rectangle by standing on the corners of the field. The distance between players should stay the same. Changes in direction should be introduced frequently.


- Each player has a ball
- The distance between each player changes consistently

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: Limit the practice field
Field size: According to group’s ability.

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