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Soccer Tactic - The Back Four - Structured drills – The Fan

Soccer drill procedure

We’ll constantly change the distance between players in the back four. Once the players get into a routine, the drill speed should be increased further. Dribbling also increases the difficulty. This drill is only one building block of our drill collection on zone defense in soccer.


Players dribble in groups of four in one row, remaining close to one another. At the coach’s signal, they fan out and dribble away from each other. At the next command, they dribble back to their starting positions.


- No balls
- Different dribbling techniques

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: Each player has a ball, limit the practice field
Field size: According to group’s ability.

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