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Dutch Academy Football Coaching U12-13 - Technical and Tactical Practices Jurgen Klopp's Attacking Tactics and Sessions
The Dutch Academy Football Coaching (U12-13) book in FULL COLOUR contains a detailed outline of the Dutch training methodology for this age group. Topics include the basic principles, the age-specific characteristics, training/coaching methods, match days, the style of play, technical and tactical training, positional roles and requirements, passing practices and small sided games.

This book contains 71 practices as used in top academies in the Netherlands. There are technical and tactical practices for a wide range of topics ideal for coaches at youth level wanting to develop their team to world leading, Dutch academy standards.


Jurgen Klopp's Attacking Tactics
Tactical Analysis and Sessions
from Borussia Dortmund's 4-2-3-1

This long awaited book in FULL COLOUR contains a full and extensive analysis of Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund team. This tactical blueprint is explained clearly with supporting diagrams, notes and detailed descriptions.

This analysis has been used to produce 16 sessions (75 practices) including functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.

Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics :
  • Creating Space On The Flank
  • The Centre Forward Creating Space in the Centre
  • Creating and Exploiting Space in the 2nd Stage of Attack with Passing Combinations.
  • Overloading on the Flank with The Centre Back or Defensive Midfielder
  • Passing Combination: Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass
  • Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
  • Long Passes in Behind the Defence
  • Switching Play
  • Direct Positive Transition
  • Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
  • Indirect Positive Transition with a Switch of Play

A Chance for You to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play

This book includes:

  • 256 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 95 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 16 Sessions
  • 75 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

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Borussia Dortmund are a very exciting team that play at a high tempo with a good style and fluidity. Jurgen Klopp has led his Borussia Dortmund team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League final in 2013.

Session and Practice Topic Samples:
  • Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind in a 10 v 7 Zonal Game
  • Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Small Sided Game
  • Overloading - Forward Moving to Receive Towards the Flank in a Functional Practice
  • Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination in a 5 Zone Possession Game
  • Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in a 6 (+4) v 6 End to End Possession Game
  • Building Up Play Under Pressure, Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing
  • Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 4 Practice
  • Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attacks in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
  • Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
  • Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a Dynamic Zone Play Transition Game

Full Book Contents

HOW THE TACTICAL ANALYSIS WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS BOOK
JURGEN KLOPP AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND
BORUSSIA DORTMUND’S PLAYERS
COACHING FORMAT

CHAPTER 1: PLAYER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Role of the Centre Forward
Role of the Attacking Midfielders
Role of the Defensive Midfielders
Role of the Full Backs
Role of the Centre Backs

CHAPTER 2: PLAYERS WHO TAKE PART DURING AN ATTACK
Players Who Take Part During An Attack Through The Centre
Players Who Take Part During An Attack On The Flank

CHAPTER 3: RETAINING BALANCE
Fluidity And Balance
Retaining Balance During An Attack
Retaining Balance In The Midfield

CHAPTER 4: FORMATIONS AND THE THREE STAGES OF ATTACK
Formations With 2 Players At The Back
Formations With 3 Players At The Back
Choosing The Appropriate Formation
The Three Stages Of Attack
The First Stage Of Attack Against 2 Passive Forwards
The First Stage Of Attack Against 2 Aggressive Forwards
Moving Towards Available Passing Lanes On The Side To Create Passing Options
Moving Towards Available Passing Lanes In The Centre To Create Passing Options
The Second Stage Of Attack - Creating Scoring Chances

CHAPTER 5: ATTACKING TACTICAL SITUATIONS & SESSIONS

Attacking Tactical Situation 1: Creating Space On The Flank
Analysis Of Creating Space
Wing Play: Creating Space On The Flank
Tactical Analysis: Wingers Creating Space On The Flank

Session For This Tactical Situation (6 Practices)
1. Creating Space On the Flank with Combination Play
2. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 2 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 2 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank (2)
4. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 3 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank
5. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
6. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 1: Creating Space On The Flank
Centre Forward Play: Creating Space In The Centre
Tactical Analysis: The Centre Forward Creating Space In The Centre

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind with Combination Play
2. Building Up Play with the Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind for the No.10
3. Building Up Play with the Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind for the Winger
4. The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind in a 10 v 7 Zonal Game

The Central Attacking Midfielder (No.10) Creating Space

Attacking Tactical Situation 3: Getting Free of Marking
Creating And Exploiting Space On The Flank By The Same Player
Tactical Analysis: Creating And Exploiting Space On The Flank By The Same Player
Analysis Of Getting Free Of Marking
Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement (Winger)
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement (Centre Forward)
Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep (Winger)
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep (Centre Forward)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Getting Free of Marking With an Up and Down Movement To Attack Forward Quickly
2. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking With an Up and Down Movement and Passing in Behind the Defence
3. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking With a Dropping Back Movement and Passing in Behind the Defence
4. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking and Passing in Behind the Defence in a Dynamic Game
5. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking and Passing in Behind the Defence in a Dynamic Game (2)

Attacking Tactical Situation 4: Creating and Exploiting Space in the 2nd Stage of Attack with Passing Combinations
Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With Passing Combinations
Creating Space In The 2nd Stage With Simple Passing Combinations
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With A Simple Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With A Complex Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The Centre And Exploiting It With A Complex Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating And Exploiting Space Near The Sidelines In The 2nd Stage Of Attack

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination
2. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
3. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice (2)
4. Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flanks with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal SSG
5. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 5: Overloading on the Flank with The Centre Back or Defensive Midfielder
Analysis Of Overloading
Overloading: The Centre Back Or Defensive Midfielder Move Forward With The Ball And Towards The Flank
Tactical Analysis: The Centre Back Or Defensive Midfielder Moves Forward With The Ball And Towards The Flank

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Running with the Ball Out From the Back and Creating a Numerical Advantage
2. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank in a 3 v 2 Exercise
3. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Small Sided Game
4. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 11 v 11 Game with Side Zones

Attacking Tactical Situation 6: Overloading on the Flank or in the Centre with a Forward Moving to Receive
Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The ‘No.10’ Moving To Receive
Tactical Analysis: Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The No.10 Moving To Receive
Tactical Analysis: Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The No.9 Moving To Receive

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Creating a Numerical Advantage On the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive
2. Overloading - Forward Moving to Receive Towards the Flank in a Functional Practice
3. Overloading on the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive in a Dynamic Zonal Small Sided Game
4. Overloading on the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive in an 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 7: Passing Combination: Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass
Analysis Of Passing Combinations
The Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination
Tactical Analysis: The Winger And The ‘No.10’ Use A Vertical Or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Attacking Combination Play
2. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination in a 5 Zone Possession Game
3. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination and Decision Making Practice
4. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combinations and Finishing in a 4 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 8: The Lay-Off Passing Combination
The Lay-Off Combination
Tactical Analysis: The Lay-Off Combination

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Attacking Combination Play with a Lay-Off Pass
2. Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in a 6 (+4) v 6 End to End Possession Game
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure and Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination
4. Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal SSG

Attacking Tactical Situation 9: Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
Passing Combination With A Third Man Run
Tactical Analysis: Passing Combination With A Third Man Run

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
2. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run in a 6 (+5) v 6 End to End Possession Game
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing
4. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 10: Direct Play
Analysis Of Direct Play
Long Pass To The Centre Forward Who Directs It Towards An Attacking Midfielder
The Team’s Reaction To The Long Pass Towards The Centre Forward (Second Ball)
Tactical Analysis: The Team’s Reaction To The Long Pass Towards The Centre Forward (Second Ball)

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. The Centre Forward Directing a Long Pass to the Forward Running Attacking Midfielder
2. The Centre Forward Directing a Long Pass to the Forward Running Attacking Midfielder (2)
3. Long Passes and Timing Forward Runs in a 5 Zone 7 (+2) v 7 Small Sided Game
4. Long Passes and Timing Forward Runs in a 4 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 11: Long Passes in Behind the Defence
Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Centre)
Tactical Analysis: Long Pass In Behind The Defence (From The Centre)

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Direct Play: Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side
2. Building Up Under Pressure + Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender. 180
3. Building Up Under Pressure + Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender (2)
4. Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender in a 9 v 7 Dynamic Game

Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Sidelines)
Tactical Analysis: Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Sidelines)

Attacking Tactical Situation 12: Switching Play
Analysis Of Switching Play
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play - The Full Back Providing Width & The Winger Inside

Session For This Tactical Situation (7 Practices)
1. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back and the Winger in a Central Position
2. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back and the Winger in a Central Position (2)
3. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 2 (+2 Mannequins) Practice
4. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 2 (+2 Mannequins) Practice (2)
5. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 4 Practice
6. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 4 Zone 11 v 10 Game
7. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 6 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Full Back Wide And The Winger In A Deep Position
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Full Back Wide And The Winger In An Advanced Position
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Winger Providing The Width
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With Both The Full Back And Winger Providing Width

CHAPTER 6: THE TRANSITION FROM DEFENCE TO ATTACK
The Transition From Defence To Attack

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 1: Direct Positive Transition
Available Spaces During The Positive Transition
Exploiting The Available Spaces (The Centre Forward Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (Centre Forward On Strong Side)
Exploiting The Available Spaces (The No.10 Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack on the Flank with the Centre Forward on the Strong Side
2. Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attack on the Flank in an 8 v 4 Practice
3. Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attacks in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
4. Winning the Ball High Up and Quick Counter Attacks in a 3 Zone 9 v 9 (+GK) Dynamic Transition Game
5. Winning the Ball High Up and Quick Counter Attacks in a 3 Zone 11 v 11 Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 2: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass (Centre Forward Is On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass (The No.10 Is On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Moving to Receive in the Passing Lanes: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
2. Moving to Receive in the Passing Lanes: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 6 v 6 (+GK) Practice
3. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 3 Zone Transition Game
4. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 9 v 9 (+GK) Transition Game
5. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in an 11 v 11 Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 3: Indirect Positive Transition with a Switch of Play
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play (The Centre Forward On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play (The No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack with a Switch of Play to the Full Back on the Weak Side
2. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack with a Switch of Play to the Full Back in an 8 v 4 Practice
3. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
4. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in a 9 v 9 (+GK) Dynamic Transition Game
5. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in a 6 Zone 11 v 11 Dynamic Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 4: Direct Positive Transition (Both the Centre Forward & the No.10 on the Strong Side)
Exploiting The Available Spaces (Both The Centre Forward And The No.10 On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (Both The Centre Forward And The No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Direct Positive Transition with Both the Centre Forward and No.10 to Attack on the Flanks
2. Direct Positive Transition with Both the Centre Forward and No.10 on the Flank in an 8 v 6 (+GK) Practice
3. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a Dynamic Zone Play Transition Game
4. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a 9 v 9 (+GK) 6 Zone Transition Game
5. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 6 Zone Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 5: Indirect Positive Transition (Both the Centre Forward and the No.10 on the Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass
(Both The Centre Forward & No.10 On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play
(Both The Centre Forward & No.10 On Strong Side)


Meet the Author
Athanasisos Terzis - ITALIA Award

Best Coaching Book 2014 - Italian FA
Athanasios Terzis
  • UEFA ‘B’ Coaching licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
Soccer Team Tactics

Played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

I have written 6 books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese) and FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations.

Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

I have watched Borussia Dortmund in many of their league and Champions league matches for the last few years and all of them during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1000 hours of research has enabled me to present a full tactical blueprint of Borussia Dortmund and supporting training sessions in this book and the Jurgen Klopp’s Defending Tactics book (other part of this book set).


The tactical analysis diagrams are very clear and simple to understand with supporting description and coaching assessments.
The sessions and practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play!

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  • 95 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 16 Sessions
  • 75 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level
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Jurgen Klopp's Defending Tactics
Tactical Analysis and Sessions
from Borussia Dortmund's 4-2-3-1

The Defending part of this book in FULL COLOUR contains a full and extensive analysis of Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund team. This tactical blueprint is explained clearly with supporting diagrams, notes and detailed descriptions.

This defending analysis has been used to produce 14 sessions (53 practices) including functional practices, opposed/unopposed zone play, transition games, game situations and small sided games.

Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics :
  • Pressing Against Teams With Two Defensive Midfielders (4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1)
  • Creating Superiority In Numbers And Blocking All Passing Options (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
  • Ultra Offensive Pressing
  • Pressing Against The 4-3-3 Formation
  • Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
  • Defending In The Middle Third
  • Preventing Through Balls
  • Defending Near The Sideline
  • Switching From Passive Defending To Pressing
  • Defending Against Teams With A Three Man Defence
  • Defending In The Defensive Third

A Chance for You to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play

This book includes:

  • 220 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 91 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 14 Sessions
  • 53 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

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Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund are a very successful team that focus on high tempo pressing, preventing through balls and preparing for the transition from attack to defence when in possession. Jurgen Klopp has led his team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League Final in 2013.

Session and Practice Topic Samples:
  • Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and the Centre Back, Preventing Passes Inside and Forcing the Ball Wide
  • Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic Zonal Game
  • Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice
  • Preventing Through Balls with Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 8 v 7 SSG
  • Defending Near the Sideline in a 9 v 9 Dynamic Small Sided Game With Side Zones
  • Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a 2 Phase Dynamic SSG
  • Retaining Superiority In Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
  • Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
  • Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game
  • Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game
  • Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in a Dynamic 4 Zone 9 v 10 Transition Game

Full Book Contents

HOW THE TACTICAL ANALYSIS WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS BOOK
JURGEN KLOPP AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND
BORUSSIA DORTMUND’S PLAYERS
COACHING FORMAT

CHAPTER 1: BORUSSIA DORTMUND IN THE DEFENSIVE PHASE
The Defensive Phase
Pressing

CHAPTER 2: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1
Pressing Against Teams With Two Defensive Midfielders (4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1).
Blocking The Passing Options For The Centre Back And Forcing The Ball Wide (Winger Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Blocking Inside And Forward Passes
Creating A Strong Side And Forcing The Ball Wide (Centre Forward Is The First Defender)
Creating Superiority In Numbers And Blocking All Passing Options (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Creating Superiority In Numbers, Marking All Potential Receivers
And Applying Double Marking
Marking All Potential Receivers After Pass Towards The Full Back (No.10 Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Blocking The Passing Options

Defending Tactical Situation 1: Applying Pressure On the Goalkeeper
Applying Pressure On The Goalkeeper
Tactical Analysis: Applying Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 4-4-2

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and Forcing the Ball Wide
2. Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and the Centre Back, Preventing Passes Inside and Forcing the Ball Wide
3. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing the Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in a 2 Zone Dynamic Practice
4. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing The Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in a 2 Zone Dynamic Practice (2)
5. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing The Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in an 11 v 11 Game

Defending Tactical Situation 2: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back During the Pressing Application
Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back During The Pressing Application
Tactical Analysis: Defending Against The Forward Run Of The Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side
2. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side (2)
3. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side in a 10 v 10 Small Sided Game
4. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Game

Defending Tactical Situation 3: Ultra Offensive Pressing
Ultra Offensive Pressing
Applying Immediate Pressure, Forcing The Ball Inside & Preventing A Pass To The Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes
2. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic Zonal Game
3. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Defending Tactical Situation 4: Ultra Offensive Pressing: Defending Against a Long Pass Towards the Advanced Full Back
Defending Against A Long Pass Towards The Advanced Full Back
Tactical Analysis: Applying Immediate Pressure And Defending A Long Pass Towards The Advanced Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defensive Reactions to a Successful Long Pass Towards the Advanced Full Back with High Tempo Pressing
2. Defending a Successful Long Pass with Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in a 9 v 8 (+GK) Practice
3. Defending a Successful Long Pass with Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in a 9 v 8 (+GK) Practice (2)
4. Defending a Successful Long Pass With Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in an 11 v 11 Game

CHAPTER 3: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-3-3
Pressing Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
Defending The Inside Pass Towards The Def. Midfielder (No.10 Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Defending A Long Pass To The No.10 Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Creating A Strong Side And Forcing The Ball Wide (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
Forcing The Ball Wide And Marking All The Potential Receivers Of The Ball

CHAPTER 4: PRESSING AGAINST THE 3-4-3
Pressing Against The 3-4-3 Formation
Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 3-4-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper
Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide After The First Pass To The Centre Back
Ultra Offensive Pressing
Putting Immediate Pressure On The Ball And Forcing The Ball Inside
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide After The First Pass Towards The Centre Back

CHAPTER 5: DEFENDING IN THE MIDDLE THIRD
Defending In The Middle Third

Defending Tactical Situation 5: Putting Pressure on Midfielders Positioned Between the Lines
Putting Pressure On Midfielders Positioned Between The Lines
Tactical Analysis: Pressing Midfielders Who Move To Receive In Free Space Near The Sideline

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Pressing Midfielders Positioned Between the Lines and Retaining a Compact Formation
2. Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
3.Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice (2)
4. Pressing Midfielders and Retaining a Compact Formation in a Zonal Dynamic 9 v 9 Small Sided Game
5. Pressing Midfielders and Retaining a Compact Formation in a 7 Zone Dynamic 8 v 9 Small Sided Game

Defending Tactical Situation 6: Preventing Through Balls
Preventing Through Balls

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Preventing Through Balls With a Compact and Cohesive Midfield Line
2. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide
3. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice
4. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice (2)

Defending Tactical Situation 7: The Defenders’ Reaction to Through Balls
The Defenders’ Reaction To Through Balls

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending Passes to the Forwards: Decision Making and Cohesive Reactions
2. Preventing Through Balls by Using ‘Controlling Positions’ and Providing Cover in Defence
3. Preventing Through Balls with Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 8 v 7 SSG
4. Preventing Through Balls With Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 9 v 8 (+GK) SSG

Defending Tactical Situation 8: Defending Near the Sideline
Defending Near The Sideline
Tactical Analysis: Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back On The Strong Side

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending in Pairs Near the Sideline (Full Back and Winger)
2. Defending Near the Sideline in a 2 v 1 Situation
3. Defending Near the Sideline in a 2 v 2 Situation
4. Defending Near the Sideline in a 9 v 9 Dynamic Small Sided Game With Side Zones

Defending Tactical Situation 9: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Weak Side
Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back On The Weak Side
Tactical Analysis: Switching From Passive Defending To Pressing

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side with a 3 v 2 Numerical Advantage
2. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side with a 4 v 3 Numerical Advantage
3. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a 2 Phase Dynamic SSG
4. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Defending Tactical Situation 10: Defending Against Teams with a Three Man Defence
Defending Against Teams With A Three Man Defence

Defending Tactical Situation 11: Dealing with the Extensive Shift of a Centre Back Towards the Sideline (Covering the Position)
Dealing With The Extensive Shift Of A Centre Back

CHAPTER 6: DEFENDING IN THE DEFENSIVE THIRD
Defending In The Defensive Third

CHAPTER 7: THE TRANSITION FROM ATTACK TO DEFENCE
The Transition From Attack To Defence

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 1: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-4-2 Formation

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
2. Retaining Superiority in Numbers when Both Full Backs are in Advanced Positions (Def. Midfielder Drops Back)
3. Retaining Superiority In Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
4. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game (2)
5. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back and Transition Play in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 2: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-2-3-1 Formation

Session For This Tactical Situation (2 Practices)
1. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
2. Retaining Superiority in Numbers when Both Full Backs are in Advanced Positions (Def. Midfielder Drops Back)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 3: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1, 4-3-1-2 and 3-4-1-2
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-3-3 Or 4-1-4-1 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-3-1-2 Or 3-4-1-2 Formation

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 4: Retaining Balance in Midfield
Retaining Balance In Midfield
Superiority In Numbers At The Back Created By The Full Back Dropping Back On The Weak Side
Tactical Analysis: 3 Man Defence Created By The Full Back On The Weak Side Dropping Back
Tactical Analysis: Superiority In Numbers Created By Def. Midfielder Dropping Back
Tactical Analysis: Superiority In Numbers Created By The Def. Midfielder Dropping Back Into A Centre Back’s Position

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game
2. Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game (2)
3.Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game (3)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 5: Retaining Balance Near the Sideline
Retaining Balance Near The Sideline
The Full Back And Winger Are In Advanced Positions And The Def. Midfielder Provides Balance
Tactical Analysis: The Balance Near The Sideline Is Provided By The Def. Midfielder
Tactical Analysis: Full Back Moves Forward & The Winger Drops Deep To Provide Balance
Tactical Analysis: The Full Back & Winger Are In Advanced Positions And The Def. Midfielder Drops Back To Provide Balance

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game
2. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game (2)
3. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game (3)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 6: Retaining a Safety Player
Retaining A Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Full Back And Def. Midfielder Are The Safety Players
Tactical Analysis: The Winger Receives Near The Sideline & The Full Back Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Def. Midfielder Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: Both Defensive Midfielders Are Safety Players
Tactical Analysis: The Winger Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Def. Midfielder And The Winger Are The Safety Players

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in a Dynamic 4 Zone 9 v 10 Transition Game
2. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
3. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game (2)


Meet the Author
Athanasisos Terzis - ITALIA Award

Best Coaching Book 2014 - Italian FA
Athanasios Terzis
  • UEFA ‘B’ Coaching licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
Soccer Team Tactics

Played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

I have written 6 books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese) and FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations.

Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

I have watched Borussia Dortmund in many of their league and Champions league matches for the last few years and all of them during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1000 hours of research has enabled me to present a full tactical blueprint of Borussia Dortmund and supporting training sessions in this book and the Jurgen Klopp’s Defending Tactics book (other part of this book set).


The tactical analysis diagrams are very clear and simple to understand with supporting description and coaching assessments.
The sessions and practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 Defending Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play!

  • 220 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 91 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 14 Sessions
  • 53 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

Jurgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics
Tactical Analysis and Sessions from Borussia Dortmund's 4-2-3-1

186 Tactical Topics with 30 Sessions and 128 Practices

This long awaited 2 book set in FULL COLOUR contains a full and extensive analysis of Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund team. This tactical blueprint is explained clearly with supporting diagrams, notes and detailed descriptions.

The Attacking analysis has been used to produce 16 sessions (75 practices) including functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.

The Defending analysis has been used to produce 14 sessions (53 practices) including functional practices, opposed/unopposed zone play, transition games, game situations and small sided games.

Attacking Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics:
  • Creating Space On The Flank
  • The Centre Forward Creating Space in the Centre
  • Creating and Exploiting Space in the 2nd Stage of Attack with Passing Combinations.
  • Overloading on the Flank with The Centre Back or Defensive Midfielder
  • Passing Combination: Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass
  • Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
  • Long Passes in Behind the Defence
  • Switching Play
  • Direct Positive Transition
  • Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
  • Indirect Positive Transition with a Switch of Play

Defending Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics:

  • Pressing Against Teams With Two Defensive Midfielders (4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1)
  • Creating Superiority In Numbers And Blocking All Passing Options (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
  • Ultra Offensive Pressing
  • Pressing Against The 4-3-3 Formation
  • Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
  • Defending In The Middle Third
  • Preventing Through Balls
  • Defending Near The Sideline
  • Switching From Passive Defending To Pressing
  • Defending Against Teams With A Three Man Defence
  • Defending In The Defensive Third

A Chance for You to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play

The Attacking book includes:

  • 256 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 95 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 16 Sessions
  • 75 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

See full coaching topics below:


This Defending book includes:

  • 220 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 91 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 14 Sessions
  • 53 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

See full coaching topics below:



Borussia Dortmund are a very exciting team that play at a high tempo with a good style and fluidity. Jurgen Klopp has led his Borussia Dortmund team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League final in 2013.

Attacking Book Session and Practice Topic Samples:

  • Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind in a 10 v 7 Zonal Game
  • Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Small Sided Game
  • Overloading - Forward Moving to Receive Towards the Flank in a Functional Practice
  • Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination in a 5 Zone Possession Game
  • Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in a 6 (+4) v 6 End to End Possession Game
  • Building Up Play Under Pressure, Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing
  • Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 4 Practice
  • Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attacks in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
  • Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
  • Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a Dynamic Zone Play Transition Game

Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund are a very successful team that focus on high tempo pressing, preventing through balls and preparing for the transition from attack to defence when in possession. Jurgen Klopp has led his team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League Final in 2013.

Defending Book Session and Practice Topic Samples:

  • Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and the Centre Back, Preventing Passes Inside and Forcing the Ball Wide
  • Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic Zonal Game
  • Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  • Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice
  • Preventing Through Balls with Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 8 v 7 SSG
  • Defending Near the Sideline in a 9 v 9 Dynamic Small Sided Game With Side Zones
  • Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a 2 Phase Dynamic SSG
  • Retaining Superiority In Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
  • Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
  • Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game
  • Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game
  • Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in a Dynamic 4 Zone 9 v 10 Transition Game
Attcking Book Contents

HOW THE TACTICAL ANALYSIS WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS BOOK
JURGEN KLOPP AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND
BORUSSIA DORTMUND’S PLAYERS
COACHING FORMAT

CHAPTER 1: PLAYER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Role of the Centre Forward
Role of the Attacking Midfielders
Role of the Defensive Midfielders
Role of the Full Backs
Role of the Centre Backs

CHAPTER 2: PLAYERS WHO TAKE PART DURING AN ATTACK
Players Who Take Part During An Attack Through The Centre
Players Who Take Part During An Attack On The Flank

CHAPTER 3: RETAINING BALANCE
Fluidity And Balance
Retaining Balance During An Attack
Retaining Balance In The Midfield

CHAPTER 4: FORMATIONS AND THE THREE STAGES OF ATTACK
Formations With 2 Players At The Back
Formations With 3 Players At The Back
Choosing The Appropriate Formation
The Three Stages Of Attack
The First Stage Of Attack Against 2 Passive Forwards
The First Stage Of Attack Against 2 Aggressive Forwards
Moving Towards Available Passing Lanes On The Side To Create Passing Options
Moving Towards Available Passing Lanes In The Centre To Create Passing Options
The Second Stage Of Attack - Creating Scoring Chances

CHAPTER 5: ATTACKING TACTICAL SITUATIONS & SESSIONS

Attacking Tactical Situation 1: Creating Space On The Flank
Analysis Of Creating Space
Wing Play: Creating Space On The Flank
Tactical Analysis: Wingers Creating Space On The Flank

Session For This Tactical Situation (6 Practices)
1. Creating Space On the Flank with Combination Play
2. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 2 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 2 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank (2)
4. Building Up Play Under Pressure from 3 Forwards, Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flank
5. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
6. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Creating Space on the Flank and Crossing in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 1: Creating Space On The Flank
Centre Forward Play: Creating Space In The Centre
Tactical Analysis: The Centre Forward Creating Space In The Centre

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind with Combination Play
2. Building Up Play with the Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind for the No.10
3. Building Up Play with the Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind for the Winger
4. The Forward Dropping Deep to Create Space in Behind in a 10 v 7 Zonal Game

The Central Attacking Midfielder (No.10) Creating Space

Attacking Tactical Situation 3: Getting Free of Marking
Creating And Exploiting Space On The Flank By The Same Player
Tactical Analysis: Creating And Exploiting Space On The Flank By The Same Player
Analysis Of Getting Free Of Marking
Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement (Winger)
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking With An Up And Down Movement (Centre Forward)
Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep (Winger)
Tactical Analysis: Getting Free Of Marking By Dropping Deep (Centre Forward)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Getting Free of Marking With an Up and Down Movement To Attack Forward Quickly
2. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking With an Up and Down Movement and Passing in Behind the Defence
3. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking With a Dropping Back Movement and Passing in Behind the Defence
4. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking and Passing in Behind the Defence in a Dynamic Game
5. Building Up, Getting Free of Marking and Passing in Behind the Defence in a Dynamic Game (2)

Attacking Tactical Situation 4: Creating and Exploiting Space in the 2nd Stage of Attack with Passing Combinations
Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With Passing Combinations
Creating Space In The 2nd Stage With Simple Passing Combinations
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With A Simple Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The 2nd Stage And Exploiting It With A Complex Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating Space In The Centre And Exploiting It With A Complex Passing Combination
Tactical Analysis: Creating And Exploiting Space Near The Sidelines In The 2nd Stage Of Attack

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination
2. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
3. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal Practice (2)
4. Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flanks with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal SSG
5. Creating and Exploiting Space with a Complex Passing Combination in a Dynamic Zonal 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 5: Overloading on the Flank with The Centre Back or Defensive Midfielder
Analysis Of Overloading
Overloading: The Centre Back Or Defensive Midfielder Move Forward With The Ball And Towards The Flank
Tactical Analysis: The Centre Back Or Defensive Midfielder Moves Forward With The Ball And Towards The Flank

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Running with the Ball Out From the Back and Creating a Numerical Advantage
2. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank in a 3 v 2 Exercise
3. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Small Sided Game
4. Creating a Numerical Advantage on the Flank (3 v 2) in an 11 v 11 Game with Side Zones

Attacking Tactical Situation 6: Overloading on the Flank or in the Centre with a Forward Moving to Receive
Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The ‘No.10’ Moving To Receive
Tactical Analysis: Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The No.10 Moving To Receive
Tactical Analysis: Overloading On The Flank Or In The Centre With The No.9 Moving To Receive

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Creating a Numerical Advantage On the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive
2. Overloading - Forward Moving to Receive Towards the Flank in a Functional Practice
3. Overloading on the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive in a Dynamic Zonal Small Sided Game
4. Overloading on the Flank with a Forward Moving to Receive in an 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 7: Passing Combination: Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass
Analysis Of Passing Combinations
The Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination
Tactical Analysis: The Winger And The ‘No.10’ Use A Vertical Or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Attacking Combination Play
2. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination in a 5 Zone Possession Game
3. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combination and Decision Making Practice
4. Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass Combinations and Finishing in a 4 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 8: The Lay-Off Passing Combination
The Lay-Off Combination
Tactical Analysis: The Lay-Off Combination

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Attacking Combination Play with a Lay-Off Pass
2. Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in a 6 (+4) v 6 End to End Possession Game
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure and Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination
4. Passing Through the Centre with a Lay-Off Passing Combination in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal SSG

Attacking Tactical Situation 9: Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
Passing Combination With A Third Man Run
Tactical Analysis: Passing Combination With A Third Man Run

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
2. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run in a 6 (+5) v 6 End to End Possession Game
3. Building Up Play Under Pressure, Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing
4. Passing Combination with a Third Man Run and Finishing in an 11 v 11 Dynamic Zonal Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 10: Direct Play
Analysis Of Direct Play
Long Pass To The Centre Forward Who Directs It Towards An Attacking Midfielder
The Team’s Reaction To The Long Pass Towards The Centre Forward (Second Ball)
Tactical Analysis: The Team’s Reaction To The Long Pass Towards The Centre Forward (Second Ball)

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. The Centre Forward Directing a Long Pass to the Forward Running Attacking Midfielder
2. The Centre Forward Directing a Long Pass to the Forward Running Attacking Midfielder (2)
3. Long Passes and Timing Forward Runs in a 5 Zone 7 (+2) v 7 Small Sided Game
4. Long Passes and Timing Forward Runs in a 4 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Attacking Tactical Situation 11: Long Passes in Behind the Defence
Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Centre)
Tactical Analysis: Long Pass In Behind The Defence (From The Centre)

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Direct Play: Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side
2. Building Up Under Pressure + Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender. 180
3. Building Up Under Pressure + Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender (2)
4. Long Diagonal Pass in Behind the Defence on the Blind Side of the Defender in a 9 v 7 Dynamic Game

Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Sidelines)
Tactical Analysis: Long Passes In Behind The Defence (From The Sidelines)

Attacking Tactical Situation 12: Switching Play
Analysis Of Switching Play
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play - The Full Back Providing Width & The Winger Inside

Session For This Tactical Situation (7 Practices)
1. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back and the Winger in a Central Position
2. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back and the Winger in a Central Position (2)
3. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 2 (+2 Mannequins) Practice
4. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 2 (+2 Mannequins) Practice (2)
5. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 7 v 4 Practice
6. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 4 Zone 11 v 10 Game
7. Switching Play with the Width Provided by the Full Back in a 6 Zone 11 v 11 Game

Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Full Back Wide And The Winger In A Deep Position
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Full Back Wide And The Winger In An Advanced Position
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With The Winger Providing The Width
Tactical Analysis: Switching Play With Both The Full Back And Winger Providing Width

CHAPTER 6: THE TRANSITION FROM DEFENCE TO ATTACK
The Transition From Defence To Attack

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 1: Direct Positive Transition
Available Spaces During The Positive Transition
Exploiting The Available Spaces (The Centre Forward Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (Centre Forward On Strong Side)
Exploiting The Available Spaces (The No.10 Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack on the Flank with the Centre Forward on the Strong Side
2. Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attack on the Flank in an 8 v 4 Practice
3. Collective Defensive Movements, Press High and Quick Counter Attacks in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
4. Winning the Ball High Up and Quick Counter Attacks in a 3 Zone 9 v 9 (+GK) Dynamic Transition Game
5. Winning the Ball High Up and Quick Counter Attacks in a 3 Zone 11 v 11 Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 2: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass (Centre Forward Is On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass (The No.10 Is On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Moving to Receive in the Passing Lanes: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
2. Moving to Receive in the Passing Lanes: Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 6 v 6 (+GK) Practice
3. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 3 Zone Transition Game
4. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in a 9 v 9 (+GK) Transition Game
5. Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass in an 11 v 11 Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 3: Indirect Positive Transition with a Switch of Play
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play (The Centre Forward On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play (The No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack with a Switch of Play to the Full Back on the Weak Side
2. Defensive Movements and Quick Counter Attack with a Switch of Play to the Full Back in an 8 v 4 Practice
3. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in an 8 v 8 Transition Game
4. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in a 9 v 9 (+GK) Dynamic Transition Game
5. Indirect Positive Transition with Switch of Play in a 6 Zone 11 v 11 Dynamic Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 4: Direct Positive Transition (Both the Centre Forward & the No.10 on the Strong Side)
Exploiting The Available Spaces (Both The Centre Forward And The No.10 On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Direct Positive Transition (Both The Centre Forward And The No.10 On The Strong Side)

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Direct Positive Transition with Both the Centre Forward and No.10 to Attack on the Flanks
2. Direct Positive Transition with Both the Centre Forward and No.10 on the Flank in an 8 v 6 (+GK) Practice
3. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a Dynamic Zone Play Transition Game
4. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in a 9 v 9 (+GK) 6 Zone Transition Game
5. Direct Positive Transition to Create a 2 v 1 Situation on the Flank in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 6 Zone Transition Game

Positive Transition Tactical Situation 5: Indirect Positive Transition (Both the Centre Forward and the No.10 on the Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Forward Pass
(Both The Centre Forward & No.10 On The Strong Side)
Tactical Analysis: Indirect Positive Transition With A Switch Of Play
(Both The Centre Forward & No.10 On Strong Side)


Defending Book Contents

HOW THE TACTICAL ANALYSIS WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS BOOK
JURGEN KLOPP AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND
BORUSSIA DORTMUND’S PLAYERS
COACHING FORMAT

CHAPTER 1: BORUSSIA DORTMUND IN THE DEFENSIVE PHASE
The Defensive Phase
Pressing

CHAPTER 2: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1
Pressing Against Teams With Two Defensive Midfielders (4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1).
Blocking The Passing Options For The Centre Back And Forcing The Ball Wide (Winger Is The First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Blocking Inside And Forward Passes
Creating A Strong Side And Forcing The Ball Wide (Centre Forward Is The First Defender)
Creating Superiority In Numbers And Blocking All Passing Options (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Creating Superiority In Numbers, Marking All Potential Receivers
And Applying Double Marking
Marking All Potential Receivers After Pass Towards The Full Back (No.10 Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Blocking The Passing Options

Defending Tactical Situation 1: Applying Pressure On the Goalkeeper
Applying Pressure On The Goalkeeper
Tactical Analysis: Applying Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 4-4-2

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and Forcing the Ball Wide
2. Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and the Centre Back, Preventing Passes Inside and Forcing the Ball Wide
3. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing the Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in a 2 Zone Dynamic Practice
4. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing The Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in a 2 Zone Dynamic Practice (2)
5. Creating a Strong Side, Forcing The Ball Wide and Marking All Potential Receivers in an 11 v 11 Game

Defending Tactical Situation 2: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back During the Pressing Application
Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back During The Pressing Application
Tactical Analysis: Defending Against The Forward Run Of The Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side
2. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side (2)
3. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side in a 10 v 10 Small Sided Game
4. Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Strong Side in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Game

Defending Tactical Situation 3: Ultra Offensive Pressing
Ultra Offensive Pressing
Applying Immediate Pressure, Forcing The Ball Inside & Preventing A Pass To The Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes
2. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic Zonal Game
3. Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Defending Tactical Situation 4: Ultra Offensive Pressing: Defending Against a Long Pass Towards the Advanced Full Back
Defending Against A Long Pass Towards The Advanced Full Back
Tactical Analysis: Applying Immediate Pressure And Defending A Long Pass Towards The Advanced Full Back

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defensive Reactions to a Successful Long Pass Towards the Advanced Full Back with High Tempo Pressing
2. Defending a Successful Long Pass with Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in a 9 v 8 (+GK) Practice
3. Defending a Successful Long Pass with Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in a 9 v 8 (+GK) Practice (2)
4. Defending a Successful Long Pass With Cohesive Pressing on the Strong Side in an 11 v 11 Game

CHAPTER 3: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-3-3
Pressing Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
Defending The Inside Pass Towards The Def. Midfielder (No.10 Is First Defender)
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Defending A Long Pass To The No.10 Against The 4-3-3 Formation
Creating A Strong Side And Forcing The Ball Wide (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
Forcing The Ball Wide And Marking All The Potential Receivers Of The Ball

CHAPTER 4: PRESSING AGAINST THE 3-4-3
Pressing Against The 3-4-3 Formation
Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper Against The 3-4-3 Formation
Tactical Analysis: Putting Pressure On The Goalkeeper
Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide After The First Pass To The Centre Back
Ultra Offensive Pressing
Putting Immediate Pressure On The Ball And Forcing The Ball Inside
Tactical Analysis: Forcing The Ball Wide After The First Pass Towards The Centre Back

CHAPTER 5: DEFENDING IN THE MIDDLE THIRD
Defending In The Middle Third

Defending Tactical Situation 5: Putting Pressure on Midfielders Positioned Between the Lines
Putting Pressure On Midfielders Positioned Between The Lines
Tactical Analysis: Pressing Midfielders Who Move To Receive In Free Space Near The Sideline

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Pressing Midfielders Positioned Between the Lines and Retaining a Compact Formation
2. Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
3.Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice (2)
4. Pressing Midfielders and Retaining a Compact Formation in a Zonal Dynamic 9 v 9 Small Sided Game
5. Pressing Midfielders and Retaining a Compact Formation in a 7 Zone Dynamic 8 v 9 Small Sided Game

Defending Tactical Situation 6: Preventing Through Balls
Preventing Through Balls

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Preventing Through Balls With a Compact and Cohesive Midfield Line
2. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide
3. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice
4. Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice (2)

Defending Tactical Situation 7: The Defenders’ Reaction to Through Balls
The Defenders’ Reaction To Through Balls

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending Passes to the Forwards: Decision Making and Cohesive Reactions
2. Preventing Through Balls by Using ‘Controlling Positions’ and Providing Cover in Defence
3. Preventing Through Balls with Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 8 v 7 SSG
4. Preventing Through Balls With Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 9 v 8 (+GK) SSG

Defending Tactical Situation 8: Defending Near the Sideline
Defending Near The Sideline
Tactical Analysis: Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back On The Strong Side

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Defending in Pairs Near the Sideline (Full Back and Winger)
2. Defending Near the Sideline in a 2 v 1 Situation
3. Defending Near the Sideline in a 2 v 2 Situation
4. Defending Near the Sideline in a 9 v 9 Dynamic Small Sided Game With Side Zones

Defending Tactical Situation 9: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Weak Side
Defending The Forward Run Of The Full Back On The Weak Side
Tactical Analysis: Switching From Passive Defending To Pressing

Session For This Tactical Situation (4 Practices)
1. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side with a 3 v 2 Numerical Advantage
2. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side with a 4 v 3 Numerical Advantage
3. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a 2 Phase Dynamic SSG
4. Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a Dynamic 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Defending Tactical Situation 10: Defending Against Teams with a Three Man Defence
Defending Against Teams With A Three Man Defence

Defending Tactical Situation 11: Dealing with the Extensive Shift of a Centre Back Towards the Sideline (Covering the Position)
Dealing With The Extensive Shift Of A Centre Back

CHAPTER 6: DEFENDING IN THE DEFENSIVE THIRD
Defending In The Defensive Third

CHAPTER 7: THE TRANSITION FROM ATTACK TO DEFENCE
The Transition From Attack To Defence

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 1: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-4-2 Formation

Session For This Tactical Situation (5 Practices)
1. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
2. Retaining Superiority in Numbers when Both Full Backs are in Advanced Positions (Def. Midfielder Drops Back)
3. Retaining Superiority In Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
4. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game (2)
5. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back and Transition Play in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 2: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-2-3-1 Formation

Session For This Tactical Situation (2 Practices)
1. Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
2. Retaining Superiority in Numbers when Both Full Backs are in Advanced Positions (Def. Midfielder Drops Back)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 3: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1, 4-3-1-2 and 3-4-1-2
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-3-3 Or 4-1-4-1 Formation
Retaining Superiority In Numbers At The Back Against The 4-3-1-2 Or 3-4-1-2 Formation

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 4: Retaining Balance in Midfield
Retaining Balance In Midfield
Superiority In Numbers At The Back Created By The Full Back Dropping Back On The Weak Side
Tactical Analysis: 3 Man Defence Created By The Full Back On The Weak Side Dropping Back
Tactical Analysis: Superiority In Numbers Created By Def. Midfielder Dropping Back
Tactical Analysis: Superiority In Numbers Created By The Def. Midfielder Dropping Back Into A Centre Back’s Position

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game
2. Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game (2)
3.Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game (3)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 5: Retaining Balance Near the Sideline
Retaining Balance Near The Sideline
The Full Back And Winger Are In Advanced Positions And The Def. Midfielder Provides Balance
Tactical Analysis: The Balance Near The Sideline Is Provided By The Def. Midfielder
Tactical Analysis: Full Back Moves Forward & The Winger Drops Deep To Provide Balance
Tactical Analysis: The Full Back & Winger Are In Advanced Positions And The Def. Midfielder Drops Back To Provide Balance

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game
2. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game (2)
3. Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game (3)

Negative Transition Tactical Situation 6: Retaining a Safety Player
Retaining A Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Full Back And Def. Midfielder Are The Safety Players
Tactical Analysis: The Winger Receives Near The Sideline & The Full Back Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Def. Midfielder Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: Both Defensive Midfielders Are Safety Players
Tactical Analysis: The Winger Is The Safety Player
Tactical Analysis: The Def. Midfielder And The Winger Are The Safety Players

Session For This Tactical Situation (3 Practices)
1. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in a Dynamic 4 Zone 9 v 10 Transition Game
2. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
3. Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game (2)


Meet the Author
Athanasisos Terzis - ITALIA Award

Best Coaching Book 2014 - Italian FA
Athanasios Terzis
  • UEFA ‘B’ Coaching licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
Soccer Team Tactics

Played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

I have written 6 books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese) and FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations.

Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

I have watched Borussia Dortmund in many of their league and Champions league matches for the last few years and all of them during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1000 hours of research has enabled me to present a full tactical blueprint of Borussia Dortmund and supporting training sessions in this book and the Jurgen Klopp’s Defending Tactics book (other part of this book set).


The tactical analysis diagrams are very clear and simple to understand with supporting description and coaching assessments.
The sessions and practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to Learn Klopp's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play!

2 Book Set:

  • 476 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 186 Tactical Analysis Topics
  • 30 Sessions
  • 128 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level
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This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR contains Spanish coaching philosophies as well as 120 practices as used in the academies of the Spanish La Liga.

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This book includes:

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  • 48 Goal Analysis
  • 31 Sessions
  • 140 Practices
  • U12-Pro Level

See full coaching topics below:


This book includes chapters on how to play in all the different phases of the game and against various different oppositions and formations. The first 3 chapter are based on attacking against teams which defend in the low, the middle and the high zone. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 focus on the transition from defence to attack in the low, middle and high zone.

Learn exactly how Spain found attacking solutions for every tactical situation with sessions such as:

  • Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre
  • Fast Break Attacks
  • Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: Passing through the Lines
  • Quick Transition to Attack when Defending a Corner Kick
  • Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area


Practice Topic Samples:

  • Quick Finishing in a 2 Zone 6 v 6 (+4) Small Sided Game
  • One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing
  • 6 (+4) v 4 Possession Play in the Centre Transition Game
  • Crossing & Finishing with Quick Transitional Wide Counter Attacks
  • Switching Positions to Create Space in a 6 v 6 (+4) End to End Possession Game
  • Transition to Defence / Attack in a 4 (+2) v 4 Possession Game
  • Possession Play & Pressing in a 4 (+3) v 4 Transition Game

Full Book Contents
Summary Of Spain Between 2008 & 2012
Spain Formation (4-4-2) & Players for UEFA Euro 2008 Finals
Spain Formation (4-3-3) & Players for FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals
Spain Formation (4-2-3-1) & Players for UEFA Euro 2012 Finals
Coaching Format


CHAPTER 1
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Low Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Inside the Penalty Area
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(7 Practices)
1. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice
2. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice (2)
3. Directional First Touch and Finishing Inside the Penalty Area
4. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 (+8) Small Sided Game
5. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 Small Sided Game
6. Quick Finishing in a 2 Zone 6 v 6 (+4) Small Sided Game
7. Directional First Touch and Quick Finishing in a Position Specific Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(6 Practices)
1. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run
2. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing
3. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing (2)
4. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a 6 v 6 (+2) Small Sided Game
5. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
6. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a Position Specific 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. One-Two Combination & Dribbling Practice
2. One-Two Combination, 3rd Man Run and Finishing Practice
3. One-Two Combination on the Flanks in a Position Specific Pattern of Play
4. One-Two Combinations in a Position Specific 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Passing in Behind a Defensive Line Positioned on the Edge of the Box
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
Full Pitch Template for 5 Practices
1. 6 (+4) v 4 Possession Play in the Centre Transition Game
2. 10 v 10 Tactical Movements in the Middle Zone Possession Game
3. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind the Defence Goal Zone Game
4. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game
5. 11 v 11 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from Deep
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. Full Back’s Support Play in a 9 v 9 (+2) End to End Possession Game
2. Full Back’s Support Play in a 10 v 10 (+2) End to End Possession Game on a Full Pitch
3. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game
4. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)

Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from the Byline
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. Continuous Crossing & Finishing Practice
2. Crossing & Finishing with Quick Transitional Wide Counter Attacks
3. 2 v 1 Flank Play in a Dynamic Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Unopposed Pattern of Play
2. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Opposed Pattern of Play
3. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 7 v 6 Zonal Game
4. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 9 v 10 Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game
2. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game (2)
3. Attacking through the Centre and Shooting from Distance in a 6 v 6 Dynamic Small Sided Game

Goal Analysis: Individual Play: Dribbling & Creativity
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. Dribbling Inside from the Flank and Shooting Unopposed
2. Switching Play & Finishing in a Continuous 1 v 1 Duel Practice
3. Double 1 v 1 Play on the Flank & Finishing in a Dynamic Side Zone Practice

CHAPTER 2
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Middle Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Switching Positions to Create Space
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Switching Positions to Create Space in a Combination Pattern of Play
2. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 6 v 6 (+4) End to End Possession Game
3. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 7 v 7 (+4) Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
4. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 9 v 9 Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
5. Switching Positions Attacking Combination Play in an 11 v 10 Position Specific Game with Central Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Maintaining Possession Before Quickly Switching Play to the Opposition’s Weak Side
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (4 Practices)
1. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction
2. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction (2)
3. Attacking from the Back with One-Two Combinations Pattern of Play
4. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a Position Specific Attacking Combination Practice

Goal Analysis: Through Balls from the Flank into the Centre & in Behind
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. 6v6 (+2) ‘End Zone’ Final Ball Game
2. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (1)
3. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (2)
4. Passing in Behind a Middle Defensive Line in a 9v9 Game
5. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a 4 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
1. 10 v 10 Passing through the Lines in a 6 Zone Possession Game
2. Passing through the Lines in a 3 Zone Possession Game with a Middle Safety Zone
3. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game
4. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)
5. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (3)

Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flank
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. 6 v 6 (+6) Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
2. 10 v 10 Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
3. Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flanks in a Position Specific 5 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
1. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 (+4) 2 Zone Possession Game
2. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 2 Zone Possession Game with 4 Goals
3. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 Game with 2 Goals
4. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in a 9 v 9 (+2) 3 Zone Game
5. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 11 v 11 3 Zone Game

CHAPTER 3
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the High Zone

Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 6 v 4 Transition Game
2. Transition to Defence / Attack in a 4 (+2) v 4 Possession Game
3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game
4. Attacking from the Back Under Pressure in a 6 v 5 Dynamic Game
5. Attacking from the Back in a Dynamic Zonal Attacking Game

Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 7 v 4 Transition Game
2. Possession Play & Pressing in a 4 (+3) v 4 Transition Game
3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game (2)
4. Possession & Pressing in a Continuous 4 Grid Transition Game
5. Keeping Possession in the Low Zone, Switching Play & Fast Attacks in an 11 v 11 Zonal Game
CHAPTER 4
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Low Zone

Goal Analysis: Quick Transition to Attack when Defending a Corner Kick
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Quick Passing Combination, Diagonal Runs & Dribbling Practice
2. Quick Passing Combination, 3rd Man Run & Dribbling Practice
3. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank
4. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank on a Full Pitch
5. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank in a Fully Active Game Situation

Goal Analysis: Playing Quickly from Back to Front: Exploiting 1v1, 2v1 or 2v2 Situations in the Final Third
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(6 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Passing Exercise with 1v1 Duel
2. GROUP A: Possession and 1 v 1 Duels in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
3. GROUP A: 1v1 / 2v2 Duels in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game
4. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game
5. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game (2)
6. GROUP A & B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball
- 2 v 2 Support Play in a 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: Passing through the Lines
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. Building Up Play Quickly Through the Lines Small Sided Games
2. Quick Transition to Attack from the Back in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
3. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Game
4. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: (4 v 3 +1 Situation)
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(2 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Win the Ball, Counter Attack & Quick Negative Transition (Switching the Point of Defence)
2. GROUP B: Transition from Defence to Attack in a 4 v 5 (+2) Dynamic Zonal Game
3. GROUP B: 6 v 6 Quick Reactions in a 2 Zone Transition Phase Game
4. Group A & B: Winning the Ball & 4 v 3 (+1) Fast Break Attacks in a 3 Zone Transition Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Fast Break Attack
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel
2. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel (2)
3. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game
4. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game (2)

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack with a Numerical Disadvantage in the Opposition Half
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 2 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
2. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
3. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game on a Full Pitch

CHAPTER 5
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Middle Zone

Goal Analysis: Quick Counter Attack in a 2 v 2 Situation with Curved Outside Run
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(7 Practices)
1. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind
2. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind (2)
3. Attacking Combination Play with Inside / Outside Runs
4. Attacking Combination Play with Curved Outside Run and Shot
5. Inside & Outside Attacking Runs with 2 v 1 Duel and Finishing
6. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass Out Wide in a 7 v 7 Dynamic 3 Zone Small Sided Game
7. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass
Out Wide in a Dynamic 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone, Quick Pass and Counter Attack
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(6 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game
2. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game with Goals
3. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line
(4-4-2 / 4-4-1-1 Pattern of Play)
4. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line in a 6 v 5 Zonal Game
5. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Passing Immediately in Behind
(Position Specific 8 v 8 Game)
6. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Quick Counter Attack
in a 5 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Creating a Numerical Advantage in the Centre & Quick Counter Attack using the Flank
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(4 Practices)
1. Break through the Centre, Pass to the Flank, Support Play & Finishing Practice
2. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 5 v 5 (+4) Transition Game
3. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 2 Zone Small Sided Game
4. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in an 11 v 11 Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Quick Pass in Behind the Defensive Line after Regaining Possession
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game without Goalkeepers
2. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game with Goalkeepers & Passing Gates
3. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game
4. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game (2)
5. Fast Break Attacks in a Dynamic 4 Zone 11 v 11 Transition Game

Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Middle Zone: Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Fast Break Attack Game with 4 Different Scenarios
2. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game
3. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game (2)
4. Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence in a Dynamic 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
5. Fast Break Attacks with Different Numerical Scenarios in an 11 v 11 Game

CHAPTER 6
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the High Zone

Goal Analysis: Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Continuous 6 v 5 Zonal Possession Game
2. Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic Transition Game with 4 Goals
3. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Small Sided Game
4. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
5. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 7 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball & One-Two Combination High Up the Pitch
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. One-Two Combinations with Passive Pressing
2. One-Two Combinations in Direction of Play with Passive Pressing
3. Dribbling, One-Two Combinations & Finishing Practice
4. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
5. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game

Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(3 Practices)
1. Quick Transition to Attack / Defence Dynamic 9 v 9 Possession Game
2. High Press & Counter Attack in a 9 v 7 (+4) Small Sided Game
3. High Press & Counter Attacking in a Position Specific Game

Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
(5 Practices)
1. Continuous Transition to Defence & then Transition to Attack in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Game
2. High Intensity 8 v 8 Pressing Game with Empty Goals
3. Continuous Transition to Defence / Attack in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
4. Continuous Dynamic 9 v 9 Transition Game with Shooting Zone
5. Winning Possession High Up the Pitch in an 11 v 11 Transition Game

Meet the Author

Michail Tsokaktsidis

Michail Tsokaktsidis

  • UEFA 'A' coaching licence

  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports Science, specialising in Soccer Conditioning.
  • I am 39 years old and started playing football at the age of 10 for F.C Doxa Dramas in Greece. I played in all the age levels before progressing to the first team when I was 19 years old. I played for 10 years as a professional at all levels of Greek football for the following teams: Doxa Dramas, Iltex Likoi (WOLVES), Agrotikos Asteras, Ethnikos K., Pandramaikos and Olimpiakos Volou.

    During my career I won 6 championships with 5 different teams. At the age of 29 I stopped playing and completed my studies in fitness conditioning and football coaching. I was also a student of the UEFA coaching schools (H.F.F in Greece) and I am a fully certified UEFA A’ licence coach.

    I started my coaching career in youth football for 3 years and for the last 4 years I have been a head coach in 3 different semi-professional teams in Greece (winning 2 championships). The aim is to develop young players to be professional footballers. My desire is to work at a higher level elsewhere in Europe. Football is my main focus in life and I have a deep passion for coaching. From very early I was interested in studying training methods as well as to observe and analyse how they are successfully applied (in all phases of the game).

    I love to learn from the great and successful teams who help to evolve the game. For my second book of the series, I wanted to use my skills to create great content for coaches all over the world to improve their training sessions. I decided to analyse the most successful national team in recent years, Spain. They are a team which play attractive, but also effective football and have
    conquered all before them. The period in which all these goals were scored was 2008-2012 (official competitive games) when Spain won Euro 2008, the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

    I think this is a book which provides content that has not been produced before. We have combined a comprehensive analysis of the phases of play which lead to goals with training exercises that can be used for coaches to train the same tactical situations used with many formations such as the 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1 and 4-2-3-1.

    1. We analyse Spain’s tactics and the phases of play which lead to their best goals and work on how to recognise and find solutions against different opposition’s formations and various tactical situations.
    2. We created specific practices to train how to apply the same objectives to your team and achieve the same results.

    In life, I believe it is not what you own that matters, but what you create. So I have decided to make this series of books. My favourite motto is ‘You can always do much more.’

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like " the best national side in the world" with 140 practices organised into 31 ready-made sessions

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    Coaching The Tiki Taka Style of Play

    This exceptional book in FULL COLOUR contains a complete coaching resource on the Tiki Taka philosophy, development, training methods, tactical insight and of course practices from FC Barcelona, Ajax, Liverpool and more.

    This book covers some of the following:

  • Learn the Tiki-Taka coaching philosophy
  • How to develop the Tiki Taka method through purpose designed training asessions
  • How to implement the Tiki Taka style of play
  • Practices from FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Villarreal, Liverpool FC and more
  • Blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football
  • Tactical Analysis of Guardiola, Cruyff and Van Gaal’s Positional Systems

  • This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the Tiki Taka style of play, just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Learn how to Coach the 'Tiki-Taka' Style of Play

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 224
    • Practices: 50
    • Tactical: 30
    • Age Group: U11-18+
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    Jed Davies outlines in detail the Tiki-Taka football philosophy popularised by Barcelona and Spain and shows you, the coach, how to implement this style of play. Davies has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea City FC, Villarreal CF and AFC Ajax who have all developed possession based philosophies as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Part 1 explores the development theory that requires an understanding before you are able to produce the Tiki-Taka style of football, this includes: Establishing a Football Philosophy, Identifying Local Talent and Purposeful Training.

    Part 2 looks at the Tiki-Taka philosophy and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions. 50 practices are provided from professional clubs including FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Athletic Bilbao and Liverpool FC.

    Part 3 looks at the influential figures in the evolution of Tiki-Taka with chapters on Rinus Michels (‘The Father of Football’), Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola among others.

    Part 4 looks at the Tactical Theory and provides a blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football. It analyses positional systems, game realistic situations and solves tactical problems such as when the opposition are sitting in a deep low block (‘Parking the Bus’), all using the advice provided from professional coaches who have been involved in the implementation of the Tiki-Taka philosophy.

    Practice Topic Samples:

  • AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
  • FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
  • VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
  • ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
  • LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
  • FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
  • AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game

  • Full Book Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    PART 1: THE TIKI TAKA DEVELOPMENT THEORY

    1. THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL SIDED GAMES FOR TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
    Research and Studies
    The English FA’s Plan for Changes
    Futsal
    Conclusion
    2. LACK OF CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY
    A Critical Analysis of the Long Ball Approach
    3. A GLOBAL FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    Barcelona
    Ajax
    4. ESTABLISHING A CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY)
    Liverpool FC
    5. A LOCAL TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME
    6. PLAYER POTENTIAL AND DEVELOPMENT
    ‘Geniuses Are Made Not Born’: The Polgar Sisters Chess Experiment
    7. FC BARCELONA CASE STUDY
    Approach to Purposeful Training Hours at La Masia
    8. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING
    9. GROWTH MINDSET: CAROL DWECK’S EXPERIMENT
    ‘Always Praise Effort and Not Talent’
    10. TRAINING AT ‘THE EDGE OF YOUR ABILITY’.
    11. COGNITIVE TRAINING
    12. THE POWERS OF TRAINING THE MENTAL ASPECTS OF A PLAYER
    The Power of Imagination: Effective Visualisation
    Eliminating Doubt
    Mental Toughness
    13. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING, A SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    Building Up Play From the Back Dynamic End Line Game

    PART 2: 50 PRACTICES TO COACH THE TIKI TAKA STYLE OF PLAY

    TRAINING METHODS
    PRACTICE FORMAT

    1. FC BARCELONA: The Rondo
    2. FC BARCELONA: The Double Rondo
    3. FC BARCELONA: The Adjacent Passing Square Exercise
    4. FC BARCELONA: The Laureano Ruiz Simplified Triangulation Exercise
    5. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
    6. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+1) Corner To Corner Possession Exercise
    7. FC BARCELONA: Shielding the Ball and Waiting for Support with 3 v 1 Play
    8. AFC AJAX: Directional 6 v 6 ‘3 Goals Game’
    9. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
    10. LIVERPOOL FC: Position Specific 8 v 8 (+1) Possession Exercise
    11. VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
    12. VILLARREAL CF: Match Realistic Overloads in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    13. LIVERPOOL FC: Playing through the Lines in a 4 Zone Passing Exercise
    14. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the Thirds with 1 v 1 Duels
    15. AFC AJAX: 10 v 4 Playing through the Middle Third (Zone)
    16. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Three Zone Small Sided Game
    17. AFC AJAX: Passing in Behind the Defensive Line in a 4 v 4 (+2) SSG with 2 End Zones
    18. FC BARCELONA: Using Width in Your Own Half SSG
    19. FC BARCELONA: Playing Out from the Back 3 Zone SSG
    20. FC BARCELONA: 8 v 9 Phase of Play - Playing against the Deep Block
    21. SWANSEA CITY FC: Position Specific Pattern Play
    22. SWANSEA CITY FC: 8 v 6 Phase of Play - Playing Out from the Back
    23. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
    24. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within a Compact Block (Pattern Play)
    25. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back (Pattern Play)
    26. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back From a Throw-in (Pattern Play)
    27. LIVERPOOL FC: Shooting Practice with Quick Passing
    28. FC BARCELONA: Feeding the Ball into the Front 3 (3 v 3 (+GK) Attacking Practice)
    29. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC: Finding the Centre Forward in the Box 3 v 3 (+GK) Practice
    30. FEYENOORD FC: Raymond Verheijen’s Sprinting & Finishing Under Pressure
    31. AFC AJAX: 3 Man 1 v 1 Duel ‘Moves to Beat’ Dribbling Exercise
    32. FC BARCELONA: The 3 Station Interchanges Exercise (Losing Your Man)
    33. VILLARREAL CF: 4 v 4 Pressing Patterns
    34. VILLARREAL CF: 3 v 3 High Intensity Transition Game
    35. FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
    36. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 2 / 5 v 8 Quick Transition Game with Central Square
    37. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Transition Game with Blocking Zone
    38. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Organisation Position Specific Pattern Play
    39. LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
    40. AFC AJAX: Defensive Shape Transition Game
    41. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘Triggers’ Pressing Game
    42. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘6 Second Rule’ Pressing Game
    43. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Attacking Zone Game
    44. AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game
    45. SWANSEA CITY FC: Attacking in the Final Third (2 v 2s)
    46. FC BARCELONA: 2 v 1 / 2 v 3 Quick Transition Game
    47. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the False 9 in a SSG
    48. FC BARCELONA: 3 Team Vision & Awareness Practice
    49. FC BARCELONA: 3 v 1 / 2 v 2 Awareness Game
    50. FC BARCELONA: 4 Corner Zone Dynamic Transition Game

    PART 3: INFLUENTIAL FIGURES: THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA

    1. THE TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    2. THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL
    The 12 Men Who Changed Football the Most
    3. ARCHIE MCLEAN
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo
    4. URUGUAY 1930
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo

    5. MATTHIAS SINDELAR
    The World’s First Great ‘False 9’
    6. LA MAQUINA AND EVOLUTION’S PATH
    Renato Cesarini & José María Minella
    7. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGYARS
    Gusztáv Sebes
    8. MASLOV’S PRESSING APPROACH
    9. RINUS MICHELS
    The Architect of Total Football
    10. VALERIY LOBANOVSKYI
    The Science of His Pressing Approach
    11. JOHAN CRUYFF
    The Father or Son of Total Football?
    12. LOUIS VAN GAAL
    13. FRANK RIJKAARD
    14. PEP GUARDIOLA
    The Great Exhibition
    GUARDIOLA’S TRANSITIONAL DIAGRAM
    (4-3-3 or the W-W with Full Backs further Forward Turning into a 2-1-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S IN POSSESSION SYSTEM DIAGRAM (2-1-4-3, 3-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S TEAM FORMATION: Players Roles and Responsibilities
    Lionel Messi
    THE FOUNDATIONS OF GUARDIOLA’S PLAYING STYLE: Barcelona’s Youth Development System & the Club
    LIFE AFTER PEP GUARDIOLA: Tito Vilanova

    PART 4: TIKI TAKA TACTICAL THEORY

    MAKING SENSE OF TIKI TAKA AND THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
    What Are the Variables of Tiki Taka Football?
    What Are the “Non-Variables” of Tiki Taka Football?
    Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities
    Themes of the Development History of Tiki Taka
    1. THE SPATIAL POSITIONAL SYSTEM AND CONCEPT OF ‘FORMATION’
    Template for Coaches to Plot Out Their Formation
    Positional Systems
    The Tiki Taka Positional System Template
    Ajax’s Positional System under Van Gaal
    Barcelona’s Positional System under Guardiola
    Summary of Ajax and Barcelona’s Positional System
    Brendan Rogers and the Positional System of Play
    Marcelo Bielsa’s Positional Play
    The Importance of Positioning to Tiki Taka
    2. THE TRANSITION DIFFERENTIALS
    Regaining Possession, a FC Barcelona Case Study
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Regaining Possession
    3. THE ART OF COLLECTIVE PRESSING
    The 6 Second Rule
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Pressing
    FC Barcelona: Preparing for the Negative Transition while in Possession High Up the Pitch
    FC Barcelona: Effective 6 Second Pressing High Up the Pitch
    How 3 Players Can Successfully Press 5
    4. BALL CIRCULATION
    Barcelona USA: A Youth Development Success Story
    Training to Create Habits
    5. THE ATTACKING ATTITUDES
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of Goals Scored 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of the Assists 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    Assessing the Statistics
    Villarreal: A Case Study
    Comparing Swansea City and FC Barcelona’s Possession Based Philosophies
    6. DEFENSIVE ORGANISATION: THE BLOCK
    The 3 Types of ‘Block’
    7. THE CONCLUSION OF THE FOOTBALLING STATES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
    8. THE INDIVIDUAL BASIC TASKS
    Case Study: A Typical 4-3-3 into a 3-4-3
    (1) The Sweeper Goalkeeper
    (2 & 3) The Wing Backs
    (4 & 5) The Central Defenders
    THE MIDFIELD TRIO (6, 8, 10): (6) The Controller (Defensive Midfielder)
    (8) The Second Controller or Central Midfield Playmaker
    (10) The Box to Box or Advanced Central Midfielder
    THE ATTACKING TRIO (7, 11 & 9): (7 & 11) The Inside Forwards
    (9) The False 9 or Central Striker
    9. TACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND VARIATIONS OF THE FORM
    Tactical Problem 1: Struggling to Control Possession and Build up from the Back from a Goal Kick.
    Playing From The Defence Through To The Midfield.
    Tactical Problem 2: The opposition are sitting in a deep low block (also known as “Parking the Bus”) and it has become increasingly difficult to find spaces to penetrate further forward
    ‘The False Touch’ – Example
    Tactical Problem 3: The profile of players available to you make it increasingly difficult to control the games through the theoretical 4-3-3 (3-4-3) and requires a positional system that still provides the options both in attack and to play out from the back
    Tactical Problem 4: You have set your midfield up with 2 controllers and 1 number 10 further forward.
    Your team have a lot of possession but are struggling to play passes forward and control
    possession in the final third
    Tactical Problem 5: You find that your defensive line is too slow to play with the high line necessary for the theoretical system of play and is suffering under the pressure of quicker strikers
    10. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC CASE STUDY
    Developing a Possession Game
    1. Through the Coach:
    2. Through the Player:
    The Process of Possession (Ball Circulation)
    The Attacking Transition
    The Defensive Transition
    The Process of Being Out of Possession (Defensive Block)
    Conclusion
    FINAL THOUGHTS: A SHORT REFLECTIVE MESSAGE

    Meet the Author
    Jed C. Davies

    Jed C. Davies

    Jed is the assistant manager and head of analysis for Oxford University Centaurs and has worked with various youth players throughout Europe.

    He has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea FC, Villarreal CF, AFC Ajax and a number of teams developing a particular fascination with the possession based philosophies in football as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Tiki-Taka football is a style of football popularised by Spain and Barcelona during the decade ending 2010 and is part of a philosophy in football that has existed right from the game’s very beginnings: a way of controlling the game through possession and positional systems.

    Jed Davies has been fortunate enough to speak in great lengths with a number of coaches who work at the clubs who currently advocate the possession based philosophy and in doing so, has developed a clear understanding of what the tiki-taka philosophy is and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions.

    A train of thought has been developed that football that is played in this way is developed through it’s ‘form’: positional systems, attitudes to building up possession etc. Davies therefore has proposed that football tactics should be designed around the dictum “form follows process”, a way of perfect football within an adaptive structure where the structure and positional system is the agent of change, rather than the players themselves.


    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to the 'TIKI-TAKA' style of play just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Pages: 224
    Practices: 50
    Tactics: 30
    Print: FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U11-18+

    Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions
    114 Practices from Goal Analysis of Real Madrid’s 4-2-3-1
    Learn how to coach your team to play like
    "the best counter attacking team in the world " with
    114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions

    This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR (Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions) (formerly called Attacking & Finishing Training Sessions) is the first in a series of books which provide you with a blueprint of how to attack and score goals like the world’s best teams.

    Michail is a UEFA ‘A’ license coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Real Madrid’s best 48 goals in the 2011-2012 season, when they scored a record 121 goals to win the Spanish Championship (La Liga).

    This goal analysis of Jose Mourinho’s tactics has been used to produce 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions . Each goal is analysed, followed by a full session on that specific topic of Real’s attacking play, with clear colour diagrams, detailed descriptions and coaching points.

    You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Real Madrid’s attacking play and combinations. You can learn exactly how Real found attacking solutions for every tactical situation created by opponent’s who defended with a deep, middle or high defensive line.


    Learn how to Attack in the 4-2-3-1 and Coach your team
    to play like "the best counter attacking team in the world"

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 212
    • Practices: 114
    • Sessions : 30
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

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    A large section of this book is based on the transition phase. You can learn how to coach your team to play like ‘the best counter attacking team in the world.’ There are sessions on the transition from defence to attack in the low, middle and high zones.

    Practices included:
  • Functional Technical Practices
  • Phases of Plays
  • Opposed/Unopposed Zone play
  • Counter-Attacking Exercises
  • Transition Games
  • Small Sided Games

  • Full Book Contents
    Real Madrid Statistics During the 2011/12 Season
    Outline Of Jose Mourinho’s Attacking Tactics.
    Real Madrid’s Players

    CHAPTER 1
    Attacking against Opponents who use a Deep Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: One-Two Combination and Quick Final Ball
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Passing and One-Two Combination Play
    2. Quick One-Two Combination Play
    3. One-Two Combination and Final Ball
    4. One-Two Combination and Final Ball with 2 Options
    5. Double One-Two Combination and Final Ball
    6. One-Two Combination Play with Final Ball in a SSG
    7. Inside Supporting Runs in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: One Touch Combination Play with a 3rd Man Run
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Short and Long Passing Combination Play
    2. Quick Passing Combination, 3rd Man Run and Finish
    3. Quick Combination, 3rd Man Run, Final Ball and Finish
    4. Through Balls & 3rd Man Runs in a Small Sided Game
    5. Quick Combinations & 3rd Man Runs in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: 3rd Man Overlapping Run & Final Ball Behind Defensive Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Dribble inside to Create Space for 3rd Man Overlap
    2. Dribble Inside with 3rd Man Overlap and Finish
    3. Combination, 3rd Man Overlap and Final Ball
    4. Dribble Inside, 3rd Man Overlap and Final Ball
    5. Dribble Inside, 3rd Man Overlap, Support and Final Pass
    6. 3rd Man Overlapping Runs with Side Zones in a SSG (1)G
    7. 3rd Man Overlapping Runs with Side Zones in a SSG (2)

    Goal Analysis: 1v1 on the Flank with Runs from the Centre into the Box
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (6 Practices)
    1. Timing of Runs with Short Crossing and Finishing
    2. Switching Play and Crossing in a Position Specific Practice
    3. 1v1 on the Flanks: Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    4. 1v1 in the Centre and on the Flanks with Side Zones
    5. 2v2 on the Flanks - Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    6. 2v2 on the Flanks - Switching Play, Crossing & Finishing

    Goal Analysis: Intelligent Positioning in the Box with Quick Finishing
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Quick Finishing in and Around the Penalty Area
    2. Transition Play - Winning the 2nd Ball with Quick Finishing
    3. Winning the Ball Back Immediately in a Dynamic Game

    Goal Analysis: Full Back’s In Advanced Positions: Crossing and Finishing
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Crossing and Finishing with Advanced Full Backs (1)
    1. Crossing and Finishing with Advanced Full Backs (2)

    Goal Analysis: Switching Play to Change the Point of Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Utilising Width and Switching Play in a Small Sided Game
    2. Switching Play with Advanced Full Backs in a SSG (1)
    3. Switching Play with Advanced Full Backs in a SSG (2)
    4. Using Width and Creating Space in and Around the Box

    Goal Analysis: Timed Runs in Between the Full Back and Centre Back
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Passing in Behind the Defensive Line in a 9 Zone SSG
    2. Exploiting Space in Behind with Diagonal Runs in a SSG
    3. Timing Runs in Between Defenders Who Use a Deep Line

    Goal Analysis: Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line Through the Centre
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 6v6 (+2) Passing into the ‘Goal Zone’ Small Sided Game
    2. 6v6 (+2) Support Play in a 1v1 Zonal Dynamic Game
    3. 7v7 (+2) Runs in Behind and Finishing in a SSG
    4. Receiving in Behind the Defensive Line - 9v9

    Goal Analysis: Timing Runs in Behind to be Onside
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Attacking Combinations & Finishing with the Offside Rule
    2. 6v5 (+GK) Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule (1)
    3. 6v5 (+GK) Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule (2)
    4. Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule in a SSG

    CHAPTER 2
    Attacking against Opponents who use a Middle Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: Creating Space for 1v1 Situations on the Flank
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Creating Space on the Flank and Timing Runs from the Centre in an Unopposed Practice
    2. Creating Space on the Flank and Timing Runs from the Centre in an Opposed Practice
    3. 2v2 on the Flanks with Crossing and Finishing
    4. 2v2 on the Flanks with Support from the Centre
    5. Creating a 1v1 Situation on the Flank

    Goal Analysis: Midfield Forward Runs in Behind the Defence
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Forward Runs and Through Balls in a Zonal Game
    2. Timing Runs in Between Defenders in a 4 Zone Game
    3. Timing Runs in Between Defenders in a 9v9 Game
    4. Timing Runs in a Position Specific Zonal Practice

    Goal Analysis: Through Balls from the Flank into the Centre & in Behind
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 6v6 (+2) ‘End Zone’ Final Ball Game
    2. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (1)
    3. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (2)
    4. Passing in Behind a Middle Defensive Line in a 9v9 Game

    Goal Analysis: Long Switch of Play to Create Space for a Final Ball
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TOPIC

    1. Switching Play and Through Balls Against a Middle Defensive Line in a 5 Zone Position Specific Practice

    CHAPTER 3
    Attacking against Opponents who use a High Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: Playing the Ball in Behind a High Defensive Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 4 Zone Possession Game
    2. Position Specific 7v7 (+1) Possession Game
    3. Building Up Play Through the Lines in a Position Specific Practice
    4. Playing in Behind a High Defensive Line in an 11v11 Game

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play against Opponent’s who Press High
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Breaking Through Pressure Possession Game
    2. Dynamic Transitional Possession Game in the 4-2-3-1
    3. Playing Through the Lines in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Breaking Through Pressure High Up the Pitch in a 3 Zone Game (1) 5. Breaking Through Pressure High Up the Pitch in a 3 Zone Game (2)

    CHAPTER 4
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Low Zone

    Goal Analysis: Creating and Taking Advantage of 1v1 / 2v2 Situations
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Unopposed Fast Break Attack Practice
    2. Opposed Fast Break Attack with 1v1 / 2v2 Situations

    Goal Analysis: Quick Counter Attacking from the Low Zone
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Transition & Support Play in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. Transition & Support Play with Side Players
    3. 11v11 Transition & Support Play in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opposition
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. 3 Team Counter Attacking Small Sided Game
    2. Dynamic 3 Team Counter Attacking Small Sided Game
    3. Playing Wide and Switching Play in a Transition Game
    4. Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opponent in a 3 Zone Transition Game
    5. Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opponent in a 3 Zone Transition Game using a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Long Pass to Switch Play to the Weak Side on the Break
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Fast Break and Switch of Play in a 5 Zone Game (1)
    2. Fast Break and Switch of Play in a 5 Zone Game (2)

    Goal Analysis: Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flanks
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Defensive Organisation to Win Possession with Quick Break from the Low Zone
    2. Fast Combinations, Support and Finishing Practice
    3. Fast Combinations, Support and Finishing Transition Game
    4. Counter Attacking with a 4v3 Situation in a 3 Zone Game
    4. Counter Attacking with a 4v4 Situation in a 3 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Low Zone: Causing Imbalance in a Defensive Line with a Delayed Pass
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Support Play in a Low Zone Transition Small Sided Game
    2. Fast Break Attacks in Behind the Defensive Line in a Low Zone Transition Game

    CHAPTER 5
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Middle Zone

    Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Middle Zone: Causing Imbalance in a Defensive Line with a Delayed Pass
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Win the Ball, Dribble, Delayed Final Ball and Finish
    2. Win the Ball, Dribble and Delayed Pass in an Opposed Practice
    3. Win the Ball, Dribble and Delayed Pass against a High Line

    Goal Analysis: Winning Possession in the Centre: Breaking vs a High Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Interceptions and Fast Counter Attacking in a 3 Zone Game
    2. Fast Counter Attacking from the Middle Zone (1)
    3. Fast Counter Attacking from the Middle Zone (2)

    Goal Analysis: Overload Fast Break Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. 2v2 / 3v2 Defence to Attack Transition Duel Game
    2. Fast Break Attacks in a 2 Zone Support Play Game
    3. 3v2 Support Play in an Attacking / Defending Duel Game

    CHAPTER 6
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Passing, Pressing and Fast Break in an Unopposed Practice
    2. Possession, Winning the Ball and Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (1)
    3. Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (2)
    4. Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (3)

    CHAPTER 7
    Building Up Play from the Low Zone To The High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Passing Through the Midfield Line from the Back
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Possession & Forward Passing in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. 6v6 (+2) Possession & Forward Passing in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    3. Passing Through the Midfield Line Transition Game
    4. Passing Through the Midfield Line in a 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game
    5. Passing Through Midfield Line & Finishing in a 5 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play from the Back Through the Centre
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. 9v9 (+2) Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
    2. Building Up Play from the Back in 1v1 / 2v2 / 3v3 Zones

    Goal Analysis: Build Up Play with a 4v4 Situation on the Flank
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TOPIC

    1. Building Up Play From the Back with a 4v4 Central Zone

    Goal Analysis: Creating 1v1 and 2v1 Situations Near the Penalty Area
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. ‘End to End’ 3v3 (+3) Possession Game
    2. ‘End to End’ 5v5 (+1) Possession Game
    3. Build Up Through the Centre and Support Play in a 9 Zone Dynamic 10v10 Game

    Meet the Author

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

  • UEFA 'A' coaching licence

  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, specialising in Soccer Conditioning.
  • I am 38 years old and started playing football at the age of 10 for F.C Doxa Dramas in Greece. I played in all the age levels before progressing to the first team when I was 19 years old. I played for 10 years as a professional at all levels of Greek football for the following teams: Doxa Dramas, Iltex Likoi (WOLVES), Agrotikos Asteras, Ethnikos K., Pandramaikos and Olimpiakos Volou.

    During my career I won 6 championships with 5 different teams. At the age of 29 I stopped playing and completed my studies in fitness conditioning and football coaching. I was also a student of the UEFA coaching schools (H.F.F in Greece) and I am a fully certified UEFA A’ licence coach.

    I started my coaching career in youth football for 3 years and for the last 4 years I have been a head coach in 3 different semi-professional teams in Greece (winning 2 championships). The aim is to develop young players to be professional footballers. My desire is to work at a higher level elsewhere in Europe. Football is my main focus in life and I have a deep passion for coaching. From very early I was interested in studying training methods as well as to observe and analyse how they are successfully applied (in all phases of the game).

    I love to learn from the great and successful teams who help to evolve the game. For my first book I wanted to use my skills to create great content for coaches all over the world to improve their training sessions. I decided to analyse a team coached by one of the most successful coaches in the last 10 years, Jose Mourinho.

    The season in which all these goals were scored was 2011- 2012 when Jose lead Real Madrid to the Spanish championship (La Liga). I think this is a book which provides content that has not been produced before. We have combined a comprehensive analysis of the phases of play which lead to goals with training exercises that can be used for coaches to train the 4-2-3-1.
    1. We analyse Jose Mourinho’s tactics and the phases of play which lead to Real Madrid’s best goals and how to recognise and find solutions against different opposition’s formations and tactical situations.
    2. We created specific practices to train how to apply the same objectives to your team and achieve the same results.

    In life, I believe it is not what you own that matters, but what you create. So I have decided to make this book. My favourite motto is ‘You can always do much more.’

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like " the best counter attacking team in the world" with 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions

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    FC Barcelona Training Sessions
    160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations
    Learn to Coach your Team the 'Barca Way'

    This special book is in FULL COLOUR book contains tactical and technical exercises that have been formulated from the tactical situations which are presented in the book ‘FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending’.

    This book has 2 main aims:
    1. To deeply analyse how and why Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, possibly the best team of all time, used their specific tactics in different game situations.
    2. Provide you with a training session for each tactical situation with progressive practices.

    This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the exact phases of play used by FC Barcelona.


    Learn how to Train your Team the 'Barca Way!'
    160 Practices Created from 34 Real Game Situations

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 244
    • Practices: 160
    • Sessions: 34
    • Age Group: U12-18+
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA ‘B’ licence coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, often described as the best ever.
    This analysis has been used to produce 34 sessions (160 practices) including: quick passing functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.

    Practice Topic Samples:

  • First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence
  • Passing Through the Midfield Line 3 Zone Possession Game
  • Changing the Direction of Play in a 2(+5) v 4 Possession Game
  • Creating Space for the Wingers in a Dynamic 2 Zone SSG
  • Using the Correct Body Shape in a 4v4 (+5) Possession Game
  • Creating Passing Options in a Dynamic End Line Game
  • Receive, Turn and Pass in Limited Space
  • Building Up From the Back Pattern of Play
  • 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game
  • Chain Reaction Pressing High Up the Pitch in Side Zones
  • Dynamic Pressing & Counter Attack Game

  • Full Book Contents
    INTRODUCTION

    PASSING PRACTICES
    15 Passing Exercises on How to Coach Barcelona’s Quick Combinations and Unique Attacking Style of Play
    PRACTICES FOR THIS TOPIC (15)
    1. Technical: One-Two Combinations in a Pass and Move Pattern of Play
    2. Technical: One-Two Combinations in a Pass and Move Pattern of Play (2)
    3. Pass and Move: Creating Space Pattern of Play (1)
    4. Pass and Move: Creating Space Pattern of Play (2)
    5. Turn, Pass and Move Pattern of Play
    6. One Touch Combination Play with an Overlapping Run
    7. Taking Advantage of Space in a One Touch Pattern of Playbr /> 8. Technical: One Touch Passing
    9. First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence (1)
    10. First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence (2)
    11. Overcoming the Opposition’s Pressure Possession Game
    12. First Touch and Awareness Possession Game
    13. Switching Play ‘Double Square’ Possession Game
    14. Using the Correct Body Shape in a 5v5 (+1) Possession Game
    15. Forming the Correct Shapes in an End to End Possession Game

    ATTACKING

    Attacking Tactical Situation 1
    ANALYSIS: FORWARD PASSES DIRECTLY FROM THE DEFENDERS TO THE FORWARDS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing Direct to the Forwards with Combination Play
    2. Passing Direct to the Forwards with Combination Play (2)
    3. Passing Through the Midfield Line 3 Zone Possession Game
    4. Building Up From the Back in a 3 Zone Dynamic SSG
    5. Passing Direct to The Forwards ‘Receiving Zone’ Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 2
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDERS JOINING THE MIDFIELD
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Running With the Ball Out from the Back
    2. Defenders Joining the Midfield in a 3v3 (+4) Possession Game
    3. Creating a Numerical Advantage in Midfield & Finishing Practice
    4. Creating a Numerical Advantage in Midfield in a 3 Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 3
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING POSITIONS DURING BUILD UP PLAY
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Positions Combination Play
    2. Changing the Direction of Play in a 2(+5) v 4 Possession Game
    3. Switching Positions End Zone Game
    4. Dropping Deep to Create Space in a 2 Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 4
    ANALYSIS: THE FORWARD DROPPING DEEP TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Dropping Deep and Retaining Possession in Midfield
    2. Forwards Dropping Deep Possession Game
    3. Dropping Deep with Quick Break Attacks in a 3 Zone SSG
    4. Dropping Deep with Quick Break Attacks 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 5
    ANALYSIS: CREATING SPACE FOR OTHERS TO EXPLOIT IN THE LOW ZONE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating Space for Others Combination Play
    2. Creating Space for Others Combination Play (2)
    3. Creating Space for Others End Zone Game
    4. Creating Space in the Low Zone 8v7 Small Sided Game
    5. Creating Space in the Low Zone 9v8 Small Sided Game
    6. Creating Space in the Low Zone 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 6
    ANALYSIS: CREATING SPACE FOR OTHERS ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating Space for the Wingers on the Flanks Pattern of Play
    2. Creating Space for the Wingers in a Dynamic 2 Zone SSG
    3. Creating Space on the Flank in a High & Low Zone Game
    4. Wingers Dropping Deep: Creating Space 2 Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 7
    ANALYSIS: USING THE CORRECT BODY SHAPE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Technical: Receiving with the Correct Body Shape in Pairs
    2. Using the Correct Body Shape in a 4v4 (+5) Possession Game
    3. ‘Receiving Zone’ 6v7 (+2) Body Shape Dynamic Game
    4. ‘Receiving Zone’ Building Up Play 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 8
    ANALYSIS: CREATING A NUMERICAL SUPERIORITY ON THE FLANKS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (7 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating a Numerical Superiority on the Flank Combination Play
    2. Creating a Numerical Superiority on the Flank Combination Play (2)
    3. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank
    4. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank (2)
    5. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank (3)
    6. Switching Play to the Weak Side 9v8 Small Sided Game
    7. Creating 2v1 Situations on the Flank in a Side Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 9
    ANALYSIS: CREATING AT LEAST 3 PASSING OPTIONS FOR THE MAN IN POSSESSION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Play ‘4 Corner Zones’ Possession Game
    2. Creating Passing Options in a Dynamic End Line Game
    3. Switching Play 7v7 (+2) Small Sided Game
    4. Switching Play to the Flank in a 9v9 (+2) Side Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 10
    ANALYSIS: RECEIVING IN BEHIND THE MIDFIELD LINE AND APPROACHING THE THIRD STAGE OF ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Receive, Turn and Pass in Limited Space
    2. Receive, Turn, Pass and Switch Play Possession Game
    3. Receive, Turn and Pass 3 Zone Switching Play Game
    4. Passing Through the Midfield Line Possession Game
    5. Passing Through the Midfield Line Dynamic SSG
    6. Passing Through the Midfield Line ‘Receiving Zone’ Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 11
    ANALYSIS: BREAKING THROUGH THE OPPOSITION’S PRESSING IN THE FIRST STAGE OF ATTACK USING 2 PLAYERS AT THE BACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Building Up From the Back Pattern of Play
    2. Quick Combination Play with the ‘Link Players’
    3. Building Up Play From the Back to Break Through Pressing
    4. Finding the Target Player in a 4v4 (+4) Switching Play Game
    5. Building Up ‘Free Player’ Dynamic End Line Game
    6. Building Up Play & Breaking Down Pressure 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 12
    ANALYSIS: BREAKING THROUGH THE OPPOSITION’S PRESSING IN THE FIRST STAGE OF ATTACK USING 3 PLAYERS AT THE BACK
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION
    Building Up Play From the Back Dynamic End Line Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 13
    ANALYSIS: BUILDING UP PLAY ON THE RIGHT FLANK USING A 3 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Building Up on the Flank Combination Play
    2. Building Up on the Flank Combination Play (2)
    3. 4v4 (+2) Position Specific Possession Game
    4. Attacking Combinations on the Right Flank with Finishing
    5. Numerical Advantage Flank Zones Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 14
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING PLAY
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. One Touch Switching Play Combinations Practice
    2. Switching Play 3v3 (+3) Possession Game
    3. 6v6 (+4) Position Specific Switching Play Dynamic Game
    4. Switching Play Game with Divided Pitch & Side Zones

    Attacking Tactical Situation 15
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING PLAY TOWARDS THE FLANKS USING LONG BALLS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Play with Accurate Long Passes
    2. 4v2 (+3) / 4v2 (+3) Switching Play From Zone to Zone
    3. Switching Play Game with Divided Pitch & Side Zones (2)
    4. Switching Play with 2v1s on the Flank 3 Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 16
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: DECISION MAKING IN THE FINAL THIRD
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (2 PRACTICES)
    1. Combination Play in the Final Third
    2. Decision Making 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing

    Attacking Tactical Situation 17
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATING A NUMERICAL ADVANTAGE ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (2 PRACTICES)
    1. Quick Combination Play on the Flank
    2. Decision Making 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 18
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATE AND ATTACK THE FREE SPACE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. One-Two, Attack the Free Space, Cross and Finish
    2. Create and Attack the Free Space in a 3v2 Zone
    3. 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 19
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: OVERLOADING THE SIDE IN THE THIRD STAGE OF ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Overloading the Side Pattern of Play
    2. Overloading the Side 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing
    3. 6v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game
    4. Combinations Between the Winger & the Attacking Midfielder Final Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 20
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER, THE FULL BACK AND THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATE AND ATTACK THE FREE SPACE ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Create Space, Receive, Turn and Attacking Combination
    2. Creating and Attacking Free Space Zonal Play with Finishing
    3. 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game (2)
    4. Combinations Between the Wingers, the Attacking Midfielder and the Full Backs Final Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 21
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE USING A 2 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing, Moving & Retaining Balance with 2 Defenders
    2. Covering the Centre Back’s Forward Run with the Ball
    3. Retaining Balance at the Back 2 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Retaining Balance at the Back with Building Up Play Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 22
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE USING A 3 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing, Moving & Retaining Balance with 3 Defenders
    2. Covering the Centre Back’s Forward Run with the Ball (2)
    3. Retaining Balance at the Back 2 Zone Small Sided Game (2)
    4. Retaining Balance at the Back with Building Up Play Game (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 23
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE: THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER’S ROLE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Retaining Balance During the Attacking Phase with Zones
    2. Retaining Balance: 2 Zone Negative Transition Game
    3. Retaining Balance: 2 Zone Negative Transition Game (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 24
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE: THE FULL BACK’S ROLE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Full Back’s Decision Making in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. Timing the Full Back’s Runs in an 8v9 Dynamic SSG
    3. Timing the Full Back’s Runs in an 11v11 Dynamic SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 25
    ANALYSIS: THE NEGATIVE TRANSITION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. 4v4 (+4) Quick Reactions Dynamic Negative Transition Game
    2. 5v5 (+2) Quick Break Attack Small Sided Game
    3. 5v5 (+2) Quick Break Attack Finishing Game
    4. Two Phase Negative Transition 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 26
    ANALYSIS: THE POSITIVE TRANSITION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (9 PRACTICES)
    SITUATION 1: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Down the Flank - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 1: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Down the Flank - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 2: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Through the Centre - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 2: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Through the Centre - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 3: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Through the Centre - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 3: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Through the Centre - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 4: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Down the Flank - 5 Zone Game
    SITUATION 4: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Down the Flank - 4 Zone Game
    Positive Transition Game with 2 Side Zones

    DEFENDING

    Defending Tactical Situation 1
    ANALYSIS: CHAIN REACTION OF THE MIDFIELDERS AND THE FORWARDS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Chain Reaction Pressing High Up the Pitch in Side Zones
    2. Cohesion & Compactness in the Pressing Application
    3. Cohesive Shifting Across to Press Near the Sidelines

    Defending Tactical Situation 2
    ANALYSIS: COHESION BETWEEN THE BACK 4 AND THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Synchronised Movement of the Defenders & the Def. Midfielder
    2. 5v4 Chain Reaction Pressing Near the Sideline
    3. Closing Down the Opposition Full Backs Pressing Game

    Defending Tactical Situation 3
    ANALYSIS: PRESSING HIGH UP THE PITCH AND FORCING THE BALL WIDE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Pressing the Ball Wide as a Compact Unit
    2. Dynamic Pressing & Counter Attack Game
    3. Superiority in Numbers Around the Ball Zonal Game
    4. Pressing in 3 Stages Game with 4 Zones
    5. Pressing in 3 Stages Game with 4 Zones (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 4
    ANALYSIS: THE WINGER PUTS PRESSURE ON THE CENTRE BACK TO PREVENT THE PASS TOWARDS THE ADVANCED FULL BACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Chain Reactions to Prevent Forward Passes
    2. Preventing Forward Passes with a Numerical Superiority in the Central Zone
    3. Using Body Shape to Limit Passing Angles for the Centre Backs

    Defending Tactical Situation 5
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING AGAINST A CENTRE MIDFIELDER WITH SPACE TO CREATE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible
    2. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible in the Centre
    3. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible in the Centre (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 6
    ANALYSIS: COHESIVE REACTIONS WHEN THE OPPOSITION CREATE SPACE DOWN THE FLANK TO ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Dealing With an Opponent Free in Space on the Flank
    2. Defending When Pressing is Not Possible Near the Sidelines
    3. Defending When Pressing is Not Possible Near the Sidelines (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 7
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING A SWITCH OF PLAY TO THE WEAK SIDE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. 2v2 Play with Collective Defending on the Flanks
    2. 3v3 Defending on the Flanks in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    3. Quick Collective Reactions: Defending on the Weak Side

    Defending Tactical Situation 8
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING NEAR THE SIDELINE AND CLOSE TO THE PENALTY AREA
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating a Numerical Advantage & Taking Up the Correct Positions in the Penalty Area to Defend Crosses
    2. Preventing the Cross on the Flank by Creating a 2v1 Advantage
    3. Creating a Numerical Advantage High Up on the Flank to Block Crosses


    Meet the Author
    Athanasios Terzis

    Athanasios Terzis

  • UEFA 'B' coaching licence

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning

  • Soccer Team Tactics

    I played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

    I have written 6 books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
    and Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese)

    Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

    I have watched Barcelona in most of their league and Champions league matches for the last seven years and less frequently over the past twenty years. I believe that this Barcelona side is by far the best Barcelona I have ever seen in regards to their attractive style of play and success in becoming the best football side in the world.

    I have analysed Barcelona’s tactics for this book, which together with the teams’ incredible technical ability allows Barca to perform their attractive brand of football. I have now decided to use my tactical analysis to produce ready made sessions for coaches to train their teams the ‘Barca way.’

    This book contains tactical and technical exercises that have been formulated from the tactical situations which are presented in my previous book ‘ FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis ’. We analyse deeply how and why Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, possibly the best team of all time, used their specific tactics in different situations.

    We provide a training session for each tactical situation with progressive exercises. We produce a guide for how coaches can train the tactics used by F.C. Barcelona.

    My dream is to use my skills at the professional level.


    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like 'Barca Way' with 160 practices organised into 34 ready-made sessions

    Pages: 246
    Practices: 160
    Sessions: 34
    Print: FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U12-18+

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    like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC.

    This Full Season Training Program book is in FULL COLOUR and offers you a 40 complete sessions comprising of 200 practices for the age group of U9-12.

    Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards.


    Learn from the same Training program used at top
    Professional Academies containing 40 sessions (200 practices)

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 158
    • Practices: 200
    • Sessions : 40
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    This full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U9-12 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence".

    Practice Topics include:
  • Dribbling and Running with the Ball Practices
  • 1v1s and Technical Ball Control Drills
  • Passing, Receiving and Possession Practices
  • Crossing Finishing and 2v1, 3v3, 4v4 Shooting Practices
  • Motor and Conditioning Exercises
  • Dynamic Small Sided Games

  • Full Book Contents
    CHAPTER 1 - PHYSIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN PLAYERS FROM 9 TO 12 YEARS OLD

    - GROWTH MATURATION: PHYSICAL GROWTH
    - INTELLECTUAL GROWTH
    - SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT


    CHAPTER 2 - TRAINING SESSION FORMAT

    - OUTLINE OF TRAINING SESSIONS
    - PRACTICE FORMAT


    CHAPTER 3 - RUNNING WITH THE BALL TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Running with the Ball - ‘4 Corners’
    2. Ball Control and Coordination Relay
    3. Close Control with Shooting Accuracy
    4. Coordination & Agility Training with 1v1 Duels
    5. 3v3 with End Zones Small Sided Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Dribbling and Shielding Warm Up - ‘The Hunt’
    2. Coordination Relay
    3. Close Control, Move & Pass Exercise
    4. Dribbling and Turning - ‘1v1 Pursuit’
    5. ‘4 Goals’ 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Close Control and Turning with Shot
    2. 1v1 Duels - Dribbling & Changes of Direction
    3. Technical Ball Control & Changes of Direction
    4. Dribbling Coordination and 1v2 Duel
    5. 4v4 (+GK) Attacking Combinations and Incisive Dribbling in and Around the Penalty Area

    SESSION 4
    1. Quick Reactions Dribbling Game
    2. Dribbling Race with Turning and Shooting
    3. Dribbling with Quick Changes of Direction
    4. Dribbling Team Game with Numbers
    5. 4v4 with 6 Dribble Gates in a SSG

    SESSION 5
    1. Dribble, Feint and Pass Practice
    2. 1v1 RWTB Race - ‘Quickest Player Shoots'
    3. Feints, Changes of Direction & Accurate Shot
    4. 1v1 v Defender + 1v1 v Goalkeeper
    5. 4v4 ‘Rugby Rules’ Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 4 - PASSING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. ‘Psycho-Kinetics’ Passing in Pairs Warm Up
    2. Skip, Pass, Receive, Dribble & Run Sequence
    3. Passing and Receiving Around a Pole
    4. Receive the Ball and Score in a 2v1 (2)
    5. 8v8 Game with 2 Sided Goals & Striker Zones

    SESSION 2
    1. Accuracy & Weight of Pass - ‘Aim for the Target’
    2. Accelerating & Changing Direction at Speed
    3. Pass, Move & Receive in a Square
    4. Dynamic 2v2 Duel Games
    5. 5v5 Possession & Changing the Direction of Attack in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Juggling Around Poles with 3 Players
    2. Juggling with Obstacles and Shooting
    3. Juggling Through Obstacles and Shooting
    4. Juggling and Shooting vs Goalkeeper
    5. 5v5 Juggling Small Sided Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Throw-ins Accuracy - ‘Hit the Target’
    2. Speed & Agility Circuit with Throw-ins
    3. Throw-in Accuracy - ‘Hit the Ball in the Air’
    4. Throw-in, Receive and 1v1 Duel
    5. 7v7 Possession Game with Target Players

    SESSION 5
    1. Passing and Shooting Challenge - ‘How Many?’
    2. Coordination and Passing Relay
    3. Pass, Receive and Follow in a Square
    4. 2v1 Combination Play with Overlapping Run
    5. 5v5 End to End Possession Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Receiving, Juggling and Passing Warm Up
    2. Roll, Run, Volley Pass and Sprint
    3. Pass, Receive in the Air, Dribble and Shoot
    4. Lofted Passes into the End Zones in a SSG

    SESSION 7
    1. Football Tennis Game
    2. Jump, 1-2, Change Direction and Shoot
    3. Quick Reactions & Speed of Play in a 2v1 Duel Game
    4. 4v3 Numerical Advantage in a 3 Zone SSG

    SESSION 8
    1. Juggling in Pairs Over a Net
    2. Quick Reactions, Turning and 1st Time Shot
    3. Passing and Receiving with Good Communication
    4. Support Play with Target Players in a SSG

    SESSION 9
    1. Accurate Aerial Passing and Volley Finishing
    2. Pass, Receive and Quickly Dribble
    3. 3v3 (+2) Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    4. Passing & Support Play with Overlapping Runs in a 7v7 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 10
    1. Low Crosses (Passes) Across the Box and Finishing
    2. Pass, Dribble and Press with Quick Reactions
    3. Passing and Receiving - ‘Moving Target Practice’
    4. 2v1 Play on the Flank and in the Penalty Area
    5. Passing, Crossing & Finishing in a 7v7 SSG

    CHAPTER 5 - SHOOTING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Shooting Practice with 1-2 Combination
    2. Balance, Mobility and Flexibility for Shooting
    3. Shooting Practice - ‘7 Stations’
    4. Sprinting & Turning in a Shooting Team Game
    5. 7v7 ‘Shooting Bonus’ Zonal Small Sided Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Juggling on the Move and Finishing
    2. Coordination and Balance with Finishing
    3. Volley Finishing with a Curved Run
    4. Crossing and Finishing with Defensive Pressure
    5. Quick Shooting in a 3v3 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Acrobatic Shooting Game
    2. Coordination & Speed Shooting Practice
    3. One Touch Shooting Practice
    4. 2v1 on the Flank and 1v1 in the Box
    5. 1v1 Marking in a 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Shooting Accuracy with Throw-ins
    2. Shooting Game with a Coordination Circuit
    3. Pass, Receive and Shoot on the Turn
    4. Sprint, Change Direction and Shooting Race
    5. Shooting Practice in a 7v7 Possession Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Dribble, Shoot, Turn, Receive and Shoot Again
    2. Speed & Agility Shooting Competition
    3. Shooting Accuracy - ‘Aim for a Corner’
    4. Running Backwards, Dribbling & Shooting Game
    5. Shooting Accuracy in a 6v6 Small Side Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Volleying Accuracy - ‘Aim for a Corner’
    2. Speed Ring Coordination Relay
    3. 1-2 Combinations, 3rd Man Runs and Finishing
    4. 1-2 Combination and 1v1 Duel
    5. Possession Game with Quick Attack & Finishing
    SESSION 7
    1. Throw, Catch and Volley in a 4v4 Game
    2. Agility Circuit with 1 Touch Finishing
    3. Passing & Receiving in a Shooting Practice
    4. 3v4 (+2) Attackers vs Defenders Shooting Drill
    5. 7v7 (+6) with Outside Support in a SSG

    SESSION 8
    1. Pass, Throw, Chip and Accurate Volley
    2. Roll, Dribble and Shoot with a Goalkeeper
    3. Penalty Kick Practice
    4. 1v2 Dynamic Duel with 3 Goals
    5. 7v7 Shooting Area 6 Goals Small Sided Game

    SESSION 9
    1. Throw, Catch and Volley in a 4v4 Game
    2. Turn and Shoot First Time
    3. Feints / Quick Movements and Shot
    4. 3v2 First Time Shooting Practice
    5. 2 Team Accurate Passing and Finishing Game

    CHAPTER 6 - HEADING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Heading Accuracy - ‘Aim for the Ring’
    2. Agility and Heading Competition
    3. Diving Headers in Pairs
    4. 1v1 Heading in the Penalty Area
    5. 6v6 Headers Game with 6 Outside Players

    SESSION 2
    1. 4v4 Headed Finishing Game
    2. Jump, Run, Change Direction and Headed Pass
    3. Heading Accuracy ‘Aim for a Corner’
    4. 2v1 with Headed Knock Down and Finishing
    5. Heading with Target Players in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Heading Accuracy ‘Against the Crossbar’
    2. Coordination, Agility and Balance Exercise
    3. Headed Passing and Shooting Practice
    4. Throw-ins, Heading, 1v1s and Finishing
    5. Heading with Target Players in a SSG (2)

    SESSION 4
    1. 1v1 Warm Up - ‘The Battle'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Technical Feints / Moves to Beat - ‘The Tunnel’
    4. Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘The Tracks’
    5. 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 7 - RECEIVING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Receiving in Corner Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    SESSION 2
    1. Football Tennis with Coordination Exercises
    2. Dribble, Cross Receive and Shoot
    3. Move, Receive and Volley
    4. Sprint, Receive and Score in a 1v1
    5. Switching Play with End Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    SESSION 3
    1. Receiving with the Correct Body Shape
    2. Coordination, Passing and Receiving Game
    3. Opening Up to Receive and Dribble
    4. Receive the Ball and Score in a 2v1
    5. Creating Space to Receive in a 7v7 Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Receiving with Back to Goal - Turn and Shoot
    2. Quick Reactions - Receive, Dribble and Shoot
    3. 1v1 Frontal Duel with 3 Goals
    4. Dribbling Multiple Balls / Objects - ‘The Move’
    5. 4v4 with ‘Scoring Zones’ in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Receiving, Dribbling & 1v1 with a Goalkeeper
    2. Agility & Quickness in a 1v1 Shooting Game
    3. Receiving on the Move and Guided Control
    4. Receive the Ball and Dribble Under Pressure
    5. 7v7 Game with 4 Goals - ‘Receive from Behind’

    CHAPTER 8 - JUGGLING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Receiving in Corner Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    CHAPTER 9 - THROW-INS TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Hands and Feet Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 10 - MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR 9 TO 12 YEAR OLD PLAYERS

    - MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR 9 TO 12 YEAR OLD PLAYERS
    - COORDINATION ABILITIES
    - TECHNICAL FUNDAMENTAL AND ASSOCIATED COORDINATION ABILITY


    CHAPTER 11 - TRAINING SESSIONS WITH SPECIFIC MOTOR COORDINATION EXERCISES

    - COORDINATION REQUIRED FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING
    DIFFERENTIATION

    1. Ball Touches with Varied Distances
    2. Passing & Receiving in Zones with Changing Distances
    3. Aerial Passing and Receiving
    4. Weight of the Pass & Vision - ‘Coloured Boxes’
    5. Accurate Finishing with Visual Awareness

    REACTIONS
    1. Agility, Vision and Quick Reactions Exercise
    2. Passing & Receiving in Zones with Changing Distances
    3. Changing the Direction of Attack in a Small Sided Game
    4. Exploiting a Numerical Advantage in a 3v2 Situation
    5. Vision and Awareness Passing Sequence Practice
    6. 6v3 Dynamic Possession Game

    ADAPTATION AND TRANSFORMATION
    1. Dribbling and Passing Alley
    2. Creating 2 Passing Options in a Square
    3. Dribbling and Passing Gates in a Small Sided Game
    4. Psycho-Kinetics with 4 Coloured Goals in a SSG
    5. Crossing from the Flank with 1v1 Zones in the Centre
    6. Ball Control Obstacle Circuit

    SPACE AND TIME ORIENTATION
    1. ‘Creating Shapes Together’ Vision & Awareness Practice
    2. Passing in Between Players
    3. ‘Knock the Cones Down’ Small Side Game
    4. 5v4 Dynamic Possession Game
    5. Dynamic Possession Game with 4 Goals
    6. Quick Reactions Heading and Passing Practice

    RHYTHM
    1. Changing the Rhythm of Play in a 3 Zone SSG
    2. Ball Control with Cones at Varying Distances's
    3. Ball Control ‘Touch the Ball on the Whistle’

    MOTOR COMBINATIONS
    1. Control, Pass, Skip and Receive
    2. Dynamic Juggling, Passing and Receiving Practice
    3. Ball Control and Accurate Shooting Game
    4. Technical Passing and Receiving in a Triangle
    5. Ball Control Practice in Pairs
    6. Chip Pass, Receive and Shoot in a Team Game

    BALANCE
    1. Changing Direction and Receiving Relay
    2. Crossing and Finishing Practice with Volleys and Headers

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    Mirko Mazzantini

    Mirko Mazzantini
    "ACF Fiorentina Academy Coach"


    Mirko Mazzantini coached at Empoli FC for 10 years, working with all the main age groups at academy level. In 2010 he was recruited by AFC Fiorentina to work with the U14/U15 Academy teams.

    During the 2010/11 season Mirko won the U15 Italian Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    In 2011/12 Mirko was the Assistant of the Fiorentina Reserve team during pre-season and he was the coach of the ACF Fiorentina U14 team who won the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship and some international tournaments.

    Mirko is currently the ACF Fiorentina U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.
    Simone Bombardieri Simone Bombardieri
    "Empoli FC Academy Coach"


    Simone Bombardieri played for Empoli FC for 5 years. He then started his career as a coach for the club 15 years ago at the age of 22, where he has been coaching various academy age groups from U9-U14.

    In the 2011/12 season, Simone was the coach of the Empoli FC U14 team who reached the final of the Nick Cup International Tournament, where they lost in extra time against Inter Milan. They also finished eighth in the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    Simone is currently the Empoli FC U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is also a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

    All of the sessions and practices are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with session objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you have a complete full season of sessions that are used at top Professional Academies like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC.

    Pages: 158
    Practices: 200
    Sessions: 40
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    48 Sessions (240 Practices) from Italian Serie 'A' Coaches
    Now you can have a complete full season of
    sessions that are used at top Professional Academies
    like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC.

    This Full Season Training Program book is in FULL COLOUR and offers you a 48 complete sessions comprising of 240 practices for the age group of U13-15.

    Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards.


    Learn from the same Training program used at top
    Professional Academies containing 48 sessions (240 practices)

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 190
    • Practices: 240
    • Sessions : 48
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    This full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U13-15 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence".

    Practice Topic Samples:

  • Warm Up: One Touch Play with One-Two Combinations
  • Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
  • Technical: Ball Control, Crossing and Finishing Practice
  • Game Situation: 5v3 Dynamic Possession Game with Target Goalkeeper
  • Specific Game: Awareness in a ‘2 Teams, 4 Colours Game’

  • Full Book Contents
    PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ELEMENTS OF TRAINING METHODOLOGY

    - GROWTH MATURATION: PHYSICAL GROWTH
    - CONDITIONING
    - COORDINATION SKILLS
    - PSYCHOLOGY FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS

    TRAINING SESSION FORMAT

    - OUTLINE OF TRAINING SESSIONS
    - PRACTICE FORMAT


    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 1 & 2

    SESSION 1

    1. Warm Up: Running with the Ball - ‘Defensive Shadow’
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Feints / Moves to Beat
    4. Game Situation: Frontal 1v1 Duel with Coloured Goals
    5. Specific Game: Man Marking 6 Goal Dribbling Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Warm Up: Running with the Ball and Dynamic Movements
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening and Speed Power
    3. Technical: Changing Direction Team Shooting Game
    4. Game Situation: Quick Reactions and Finishing in a 1v2 Frontal Marking Duel
    5. Specific Game: 7v7 Position Specific Zonal Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Warm Up: Quick Reactions in a Man Marking Dribbling Game
    2. Conditioning: Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Frontal Marking in 1v1 Channels
    4. Game Situation: Back 4 Closing Down and 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Side Zones in an 8v8 Small Sided Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 3 & 4

    SESSION 4
    1. Warm Up: One Touch Play with One-Two Combinations
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’ (2)
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Different Obstacles
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Ball on the Ground with Close Marking from Behind
    5. Specific Game: Target Players and Close Marking from Behind in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Warm Up: Possession and Long Passing Transition Game
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening and Explosive Power
    3. Technical: Receiving, Turning and Dribbling with the Back to Goal
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 / 2v2 Man Marking from Behind
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Man Marking in a 7 Zone Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Warm Up: Defensive Support Play Practice
    2. Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: 1v1 with Frontal Marking / 1v1 with Back to Goal
    4. Game Situation: Shifting of the Defensive Unit with a 4v4
    5. Specific Game: Awareness in a ‘2 Teams, 4 Colours Game’

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 5 & 6

    SESSION 7
    1. Warm Up: Switching Play with Support Players in End Zones
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’ (3)
    3. Technical: Running with the Ball, Feints and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Sprinting & Turning in a Shooting Team Game
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Duels in a 5 Zone Game

    SESSION 8
    1. Warm Up: RWTB, Volley Passing & Juggling with the Weaker Foot
    2. Conditioning: Explosive Power Training Circuit
    3. Technical: RWTB and Turning / Changing Direction
    4. Game Situation: Receiving the Ball in 1v1 Situations in and Around the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 9
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colours, 2 Team Game
    2. Conditioning: Quickness Circuit with Turning
    3. Technical: Ball Control, Crossing and Finishing Practice
    4. Game Situation: Man Marking in the Penalty Area from Crosses on the Flank
    5. Specific Game: Wide Play, Crossing & Defensive Covering with a 2v2 in the Penalty Area

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 7 & 8

    SESSION 10
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 ‘Nutmeg’ Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Quick Reactions Colours Game
    3. Technical: Dribbling at Speed with ‘Nutmeg’
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 on the Flanks with Crossing & Finishing
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 on the Flanks with Crossing & Finishing (2)

    SESSION 11
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Rugby Game
    2. Conditioning: Non Stop 6 Coloured Goals 3 Zone Possession Game
    3. Technical: Running with the Ball and Penetrating Passes
    4. Game Situation: Creating Space to Receive Long Passes on the Flank
    5. Specific Game: Rugby Style 5v5 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 12
    1. Warm Up: Passing and RWTB in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: Marking a Player Coming from the Opposite Side to the Ball
    4. Game Situation: Back 4 Providing Support with the Ball on the Ground
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 with 4 Coloured Goals Possession Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 9 & 10

    SESSION 13
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 Passing Gate Game
    2. Conditioning: Sprint Training & Quick Combinations
    3. Technical: Diagonal Passing Square
    4. Game Situation: Individual Tactics - Marking in a 1v1
    5. Specific Game: 3 Team Possession Game

    SESSION 14
    1. Warm Up: Passing with a Colour Sequence
    2. Conditioning: Sprint Training and Quick Dribbling
    3. Technical: Passing and Receiving Square
    4. Game Situation: Defensive Positioning in a 2v2 Situation
    5. Specific Game: 2v2 (+2) Possession Game with End Zones

    SESSION 15
    1. Warm Up: 6v6 Penetrating Passes Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Circuit training & Technical Work in Pairs Under Condition of Quickness
    3. Technical: Defensive Support Play from a Long Ball
    4. Game Situation : 1v1 Situations
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 / 2v2 Zonal Defending

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 11 & 12

    SESSION 16
    1. Warm Up: 4v4v4 Dynamic 3 Zone Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises
    3. Technical: 1-2 Combination Play with Close Pressure
    4. Game Situation: Creating a Numerical Advantage (1v1 > 2v1)
    5. Specific Game: 3v3 (+4) Switching Play with Outside Support Players Possession Game

    SESSION 17
    1. Warm Up: 6v3 Speed of Play Dynamic Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (2)
    3. Technical: One-Two Combination and Shot
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Game with Target Player
    5. Specific Game: 3v3 (+4) Speed of Play Game with Target Players

    SESSION 18
    1. Warm Up: 5v2 2 Touch Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Hurdles, Volley Pass and Sprinting
    3. Game Situation: 2v1 on the Flanks with Accurate Crossing
    4. Tactical Situation: Defensive Support with the Ball in the Air & Building Up Play with 2 Central Midfielders
    5. Specific Game: 6v6v6 Quick Shooting Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 13 & 14

    SESSION 19
    1. Warm Up: 5v3 Dynamic Small Sided Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (3)
    3. Technical: Diagonal Run with Penetrating Pass
    4. Game Situation: Varying 3v2 Game Scenarios
    5. Specific Game: Passing Conditions in 4v4 Small Sided Games

    SESSION 20
    1. Warm Up: Handball Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (4)
    3. Technical: Aerial Pass, Diagonal Run and Volley
    4. Game Situation: 3v3v3 Speed of Play in the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 (+4) SSG with Support Players

    SESSION 21
    1. Warm Up: 3v1 Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Hurdle Agility Training & Volley Passes
    3. Technical: Receiving Aerial Passes with 2v1
    4. Game Situation: Defensive Support with Ball in the Air Against 2 Forwards
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 (+4) with Support Players in the Attacking Zone

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 15 & 16

    SESSION 22
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Target Player Diamond Shape End Zone Game
    2. Technical: Short and Long Passing with Colours Between 2 Zones
    3. Technical: Shielding the Ball and Penetrating Passes
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Penetrating Passes End Zone Game
    5. Specific Game: Attacking the Space 3 Zone SSG

    SESSION 23
    1. Warm Up: Juggling in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Juggling Coordination Team Game
    3. Technical: Quick Passing and 1-2 Combinations
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 (+2) Game / Double 2v2 Game
    5. Specific Game: Passing Conditions Small Sided Game

    SESSION 24
    1. Warm Up: 3 Team Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Agility Exercise with Volley Passing
    3. Game Situation: 4v2 Support Play End to End Game
    4. Tactical Situation: Cohesive movement of the Defensive Unit with No Immediate Pressure on the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Fast Break Attacks Dynamic Transition Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 17 & 18

    SESSION 25
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 with Long Accurate Passing
    2. Conditioning: Running With and Without the Ball in Pairs
    3. Technical: Accurate Aerial Passing in Pairs
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Long pass & Shielding the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Long Passing, Crossing and Finishing in a 7 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 26
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 (+4) Long Passing Game with Support Players and Goalkeepers
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting and Changing Direction
    3. Technical: Receiving Long Passes on the Move
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Long Straight Pass with a 2v1 Play in the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: Switching Play with Long Passes in a 7v7 Small Side Game

    SESSION 27
    1. Warm Up: 2v2 + Neutral Player End Zone Game
    2. Conditioning: Speed and Agility Circuit Training
    3. Technical: Dynamic Quick Reactions 2v2 Game
    4. Game Situation: Shooting With and Without Pressure
    5. Specific Game: 4v6 to 6v4 Zonal Defending Practice

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 19 & 20

    SESSION 28
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 Support Play Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: 3 Minute Runs with 3 Minutes Recovery
    3. Technical: Creating Angles of Support with Proper Movements of Centre Backs and Centre Midfielders
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 (+2) One-Two Combinations in an End to End Small Sided Game
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 Support Player End Zone Game

    SESSION 29
    1. Warm Up: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting with Visual Awareness and Wind Sprints
    3. Technical: Shooting After Dribbling Inside
    4. Game Situation: 5v3 Dynamic Possession Game with Target Goalkeeper
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 Games with Passing Conditions (2)

    SESSION 30
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Counter-Movement Small Sided Game
    2. Conditioning: Coordination & Agility Shooting Race
    3. Game Situation: Creating Space with Counter-Movements in 2v1 Play
    4. Tactical Situation: Cohesive Movement of the Defensive Unit
    5. Specific Game: Counter-Movement and Attacking Combinations Near the Penalty Area

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 21 & 22

    SESSION 31
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colour Passing Sequence
    2. Conditioning: Pass, Sprint, Turn, Receive and Pass
    3. Technical: Weighted Pass, Agility Poles and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Dynamic 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 Quick Shooting in a Small Area

    SESSION 32
    1. Warm Up: Quick Reactions 4v4 Games
    2. Conditioning: Sprint, Receive and Passing Triangle
    3. Technical: Shooting from Various Angles
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Dynamic Small Sided Game
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 (+5) Heading Support Players in a SSG

    SESSION 33
    1. Warm Up: 1v1 Play with Feints / Moves to Beat
    2. Conditioning: Intense Volley Passing Triangle
    3. Technical: Shooting from Various Angles (2)
    4. Game Situation: 6v6 (+6) Quick Combinations Game
    5. Specific Game: 8v8 Dynamic Transition Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 23 & 24


    SESSION 34
    1. Warm Up: Dribbling and Juggling with the Weaker Foot
    2. Conditioning: Quick Passing Competition
    3. Technical: Accurate Shooting on the Volley
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 Agility Game with 4 Goals
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 with 6 Dribble Gates

    SESSION 35
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colours Awareness Passing Sequence
    2. Conditioning: One-Two and Shoot / 20 Yard Sprints
    3. Technical: Receiving and Shooting in Front of Goal
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Dribbling and Shooting Duel
    5. Specific Game: Playing in Behind with 6 Dribble Gates

    SESSION 36
    1. Warm Up: Dribbling and Feints in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players (2)
    3. Technical: Awareness & Changing Direction with the Ball
    4. Game Situation: Collective Movements & Combinations with Overlapping Run, Crossing & Finishing
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 Crossing & Finishing 5 Zone Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 25 & 26

    SESSION 37
    1. Warm Up: Juggling, Control and Short Bursts of Dribbling
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting & Agility with Crossing & Heading
    3. Technical: Receiving with Back to Goal and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Receiving with Back to Goal Dynamic 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 ‘Pass to the Captain’ Game

    SESSION 38
    1. Warm Up: Awareness & Receiving with the Chest
    2. Conditioning: RWTB & 1-2 Combinations Passing Circle
    3. Technical: Passing and Receiving with an Obstacle
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 Play with Shielding of the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Quick Passing with Outside Runners

    SESSION 39
    1. Warm Up: RWTB and Shielding - ‘Kick the Ball Out’
    2. Conditioning: Sprint, Turn and Volley
    3. Technical: Receiving and Shooting on the Edge of the Box
    4. Game Situation: Movements of the Centre Midfielders when Not in Possession of the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Receiving from Accurate Long Passing and Crossing

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 27 & 28

    SESSION 40
    1. Warm Up: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players (3)
    2. Conditioning: 1v1 Quick Reaction Sprints to the Ball
    3. Technical: Receiving with Good Awareness and the Correct Body Shape
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Receiving and Shielding the Ball
    5. Specific Game: 8v8 Passing Box 3 Zone Game

    SESSION 41
    1. Warm Up: Throw-ins and Headers Game
    2. Conditioning: Applying Quick Pressure in a 3 Zone Game
    3. Technical: Heading on the Run with Mini Goals
    4. Game Situation: 3v3 Attacking / Defending Crosses
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 (+4) Headed Finishing Game

    SESSION 42
    1. Warm Up: 2v2 Football Tennis Tournament
    2. Conditioning: Speed, Agility & Coordination Circuits
    3. Technical: Headed Juggling Sequence with 3 Players
    4. Game Situation: Position Specific Team Shape Shadow Play
    5. Specific Game: Headed Finishing with Support Players

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 29 & 30

    SESSION 43
    1. Warm Up: Defending the Goal in a 1v1
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening Exercises & Possession Game
    3. Technical: Headed Juggling Sequence with 4 Players
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 with Agility Circuit & Headed Pass
    5. Specific Game: Four Colour Heading Game

    SESSION 44
    1. Warm Up: Defending the Goal Using Good Body Shape
    2. Conditioning: Motor Exercise with 2v1 Duel
    3. Technical: Crossing and Heading Practice with 4 Goals
    4. Game Situation: Crossing and Heading Team Game
    5. Specific Game: Shooting from Distance with 6 Goals in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 45
    1. Warm Up: Jump, Criss-Cross and Heading Competition
    2. Conditioning: Running Through Poles and Volley
    3. Technical: Defensive Positioning to Block the Shot
    4. Game Situation: Collective Tactical Movement
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 with 6 Outside Support Players

    ADDITIONAL STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND SPEED PRACTICES

    STRENGTH & POWER PRACTICES
    1. Jumping and Volley Pass Circuit
    2. Crossing and Heading on the Run
    3. Juggling in Pairs
    4. Dynamic Technical Circuit
    5. Strengthening Exercises and 1v1 Duels
    6. Strength Exercises Relay

    ENDURANCE PRACTICES
    1. Endurance Possession Game
    2. Changing Direction and Dribbling at Speed
    3. 3v3 High Intensity Small Sided Game
    4. Closing Down and Winning the Ball (1v5)
    5. Possession Circle with Coloured Defenders
    6. Quick Reactions 1v1 Duel Game

    SPEED PRACTICES
    1. Quick Reactions to Change the Direction of Play in a SSG
    2. Dribbling Shadow Play
    3. Sprinting with Quick Reactions
    4. Speed of Reaction 1v1 Duel
    5. Acceleration in a 2v1 Duel
    6. Acceleration and Deceleration Exercise
    7. Acceleration and Deceleration in a 1v1 Duel
    8. Acceleration, Deceleration and Speed of Reaction


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    Mirko Mazzantini

    Mirko Mazzantini
    "ACF Fiorentina Academy Coach"


    Mirko Mazzantini coached at Empoli FC for 10 years, working with all the main age groups at academy level. In 2010 he was recruited by AFC Fiorentina to work with the U14/U15 Academy teams.

    During the 2010/11 season Mirko won the U15 Italian Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    In 2011/12 Mirko was the Assistant of the Fiorentina Reserve team during pre-season and he was the coach of the ACF Fiorentina U14 team who won the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship and some international tournaments.

    Mirko is currently the ACF Fiorentina U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.
    Simone Bombardieri Simone Bombardieri
    "Empoli FC Academy Coach"


    Simone Bombardieri played for Empoli FC for 5 years. He then started his career as a coach for the club 15 years ago at the age of 22, where he has been coaching various academy age groups from U9-U14.

    In the 2011/12 season, Simone was the coach of the Empoli FC U14 team who reached the final of the Nick Cup International Tournament, where they lost in extra time against Inter Milan. They also finished eighth in the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    Simone is currently the Empoli FC U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is also a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

    All of the sessions and practices are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with session objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you have a complete full season of sessions that are used at top Professional Academies like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC.

    Pages: 190
    Practices: 240
    Sessions: 48
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    Age Group - practices for: age U13-15

    TWO Full Season Academy Training Programs U9-15
    88 Sessions (440 Practices) from Italian Serie 'A' Coaches
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    These TWO Full Season Training Program book sets are in FULL COLOUR and offers you an incredible 88 complete sessions comprising of 440 practices for the age group between U9-15.

    Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards.


    Learn from the same Training program used at top
    Professional Academies containing 40 sessions (200 practices)

    This U9-12 book includes:

    • Pages: 158
    • Practices: 200
    • Sessions : 40
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    The U9-12 full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U9-12 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence".

    U9-12 Practice Topics include:
  • Dribbling and Running with the Ball Practices
  • 1v1s and Technical Ball Control Drills
  • Passing, Receiving and Possession Practices
  • Crossing Finishing and 2v1, 3v3, 4v4 Shooting Practices
  • Motor and Conditioning Exercises
  • Dynamic Small Sided Games

  • Learn from the same Training program used at top
    Professional Academies containing 48 sessions (240 practices)

    This U13-15 book includes:

    • Pages: 190
    • Practices: 240
    • Sessions : 48
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    This full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U13-15 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence".

    Practice Topic Samples:
  • Warm Up: One Touch Play with One-Two Combinations
  • Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
  • Technical: Ball Control, Crossing and Finishing Practice
  • Game Situation: 5v3 Dynamic Possession Game with Target Goalkeeper
  • Specific Game: Awareness in a ‘2 Teams, 4 Colours Game’
  • U9-12 Full Book Contents
    CHAPTER 1 - PHYSIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN PLAYERS FROM 9 TO 12 YEARS OLD

    - GROWTH MATURATION: PHYSICAL GROWTH
    - INTELLECTUAL GROWTH
    - SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT


    CHAPTER 2 - TRAINING SESSION FORMAT

    - OUTLINE OF TRAINING SESSIONS
    - PRACTICE FORMAT


    CHAPTER 3 - RUNNING WITH THE BALL TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Running with the Ball - ‘4 Corners’
    2. Ball Control and Coordination Relay
    3. Close Control with Shooting Accuracy
    4. Coordination & Agility Training with 1v1 Duels
    5. 3v3 with End Zones Small Sided Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Dribbling and Shielding Warm Up - ‘The Hunt’
    2. Coordination Relay
    3. Close Control, Move & Pass Exercise
    4. Dribbling and Turning - ‘1v1 Pursuit’
    5. ‘4 Goals’ 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Close Control and Turning with Shot
    2. 1v1 Duels - Dribbling & Changes of Direction
    3. Technical Ball Control & Changes of Direction
    4. Dribbling Coordination and 1v2 Duel
    5. 4v4 (+GK) Attacking Combinations and Incisive Dribbling in and Around the Penalty Area

    SESSION 4
    1. Quick Reactions Dribbling Game
    2. Dribbling Race with Turning and Shooting
    3. Dribbling with Quick Changes of Direction
    4. Dribbling Team Game with Numbers
    5. 4v4 with 6 Dribble Gates in a SSG

    SESSION 5
    1. Dribble, Feint and Pass Practice
    2. 1v1 RWTB Race - ‘Quickest Player Shoots'
    3. Feints, Changes of Direction & Accurate Shot
    4. 1v1 v Defender + 1v1 v Goalkeeper
    5. 4v4 ‘Rugby Rules’ Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 4 - PASSING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. ‘Psycho-Kinetics’ Passing in Pairs Warm Up
    2. Skip, Pass, Receive, Dribble & Run Sequence
    3. Passing and Receiving Around a Pole
    4. Receive the Ball and Score in a 2v1 (2)
    5. 8v8 Game with 2 Sided Goals & Striker Zones

    SESSION 2
    1. Accuracy & Weight of Pass - ‘Aim for the Target’
    2. Accelerating & Changing Direction at Speed
    3. Pass, Move & Receive in a Square
    4. Dynamic 2v2 Duel Games
    5. 5v5 Possession & Changing the Direction of Attack in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Juggling Around Poles with 3 Players
    2. Juggling with Obstacles and Shooting
    3. Juggling Through Obstacles and Shooting
    4. Juggling and Shooting vs Goalkeeper
    5. 5v5 Juggling Small Sided Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Throw-ins Accuracy - ‘Hit the Target’
    2. Speed & Agility Circuit with Throw-ins
    3. Throw-in Accuracy - ‘Hit the Ball in the Air’
    4. Throw-in, Receive and 1v1 Duel
    5. 7v7 Possession Game with Target Players

    SESSION 5
    1. Passing and Shooting Challenge - ‘How Many?’
    2. Coordination and Passing Relay
    3. Pass, Receive and Follow in a Square
    4. 2v1 Combination Play with Overlapping Run
    5. 5v5 End to End Possession Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Receiving, Juggling and Passing Warm Up
    2. Roll, Run, Volley Pass and Sprint
    3. Pass, Receive in the Air, Dribble and Shoot
    4. Lofted Passes into the End Zones in a SSG

    SESSION 7
    1. Football Tennis Game
    2. Jump, 1-2, Change Direction and Shoot
    3. Quick Reactions & Speed of Play in a 2v1 Duel Game
    4. 4v3 Numerical Advantage in a 3 Zone SSG

    SESSION 8
    1. Juggling in Pairs Over a Net
    2. Quick Reactions, Turning and 1st Time Shot
    3. Passing and Receiving with Good Communication
    4. Support Play with Target Players in a SSG

    SESSION 9
    1. Accurate Aerial Passing and Volley Finishing
    2. Pass, Receive and Quickly Dribble
    3. 3v3 (+2) Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    4. Passing & Support Play with Overlapping Runs in a 7v7 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 10
    1. Low Crosses (Passes) Across the Box and Finishing
    2. Pass, Dribble and Press with Quick Reactions
    3. Passing and Receiving - ‘Moving Target Practice’
    4. 2v1 Play on the Flank and in the Penalty Area
    5. Passing, Crossing & Finishing in a 7v7 SSG

    CHAPTER 5 - SHOOTING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Shooting Practice with 1-2 Combination
    2. Balance, Mobility and Flexibility for Shooting
    3. Shooting Practice - ‘7 Stations’
    4. Sprinting & Turning in a Shooting Team Game
    5. 7v7 ‘Shooting Bonus’ Zonal Small Sided Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Juggling on the Move and Finishing
    2. Coordination and Balance with Finishing
    3. Volley Finishing with a Curved Run
    4. Crossing and Finishing with Defensive Pressure
    5. Quick Shooting in a 3v3 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Acrobatic Shooting Game
    2. Coordination & Speed Shooting Practice
    3. One Touch Shooting Practice
    4. 2v1 on the Flank and 1v1 in the Box
    5. 1v1 Marking in a 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Shooting Accuracy with Throw-ins
    2. Shooting Game with a Coordination Circuit
    3. Pass, Receive and Shoot on the Turn
    4. Sprint, Change Direction and Shooting Race
    5. Shooting Practice in a 7v7 Possession Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Dribble, Shoot, Turn, Receive and Shoot Again
    2. Speed & Agility Shooting Competition
    3. Shooting Accuracy - ‘Aim for a Corner’
    4. Running Backwards, Dribbling & Shooting Game
    5. Shooting Accuracy in a 6v6 Small Side Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Volleying Accuracy - ‘Aim for a Corner’
    2. Speed Ring Coordination Relay
    3. 1-2 Combinations, 3rd Man Runs and Finishing
    4. 1-2 Combination and 1v1 Duel
    5. Possession Game with Quick Attack & Finishing
    SESSION 7
    1. Throw, Catch and Volley in a 4v4 Game
    2. Agility Circuit with 1 Touch Finishing
    3. Passing & Receiving in a Shooting Practice
    4. 3v4 (+2) Attackers vs Defenders Shooting Drill
    5. 7v7 (+6) with Outside Support in a SSG

    SESSION 8
    1. Pass, Throw, Chip and Accurate Volley
    2. Roll, Dribble and Shoot with a Goalkeeper
    3. Penalty Kick Practice
    4. 1v2 Dynamic Duel with 3 Goals
    5. 7v7 Shooting Area 6 Goals Small Sided Game

    SESSION 9
    1. Throw, Catch and Volley in a 4v4 Game
    2. Turn and Shoot First Time
    3. Feints / Quick Movements and Shot
    4. 3v2 First Time Shooting Practice
    5. 2 Team Accurate Passing and Finishing Game

    CHAPTER 6 - HEADING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Heading Accuracy - ‘Aim for the Ring’
    2. Agility and Heading Competition
    3. Diving Headers in Pairs
    4. 1v1 Heading in the Penalty Area
    5. 6v6 Headers Game with 6 Outside Players

    SESSION 2
    1. 4v4 Headed Finishing Game
    2. Jump, Run, Change Direction and Headed Pass
    3. Heading Accuracy ‘Aim for a Corner’
    4. 2v1 with Headed Knock Down and Finishing
    5. Heading with Target Players in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Heading Accuracy ‘Against the Crossbar’
    2. Coordination, Agility and Balance Exercise
    3. Headed Passing and Shooting Practice
    4. Throw-ins, Heading, 1v1s and Finishing
    5. Heading with Target Players in a SSG (2)

    SESSION 4
    1. 1v1 Warm Up - ‘The Battle'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Technical Feints / Moves to Beat - ‘The Tunnel’
    4. Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘The Tracks’
    5. 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 7 - RECEIVING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Receiving in Corner Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    SESSION 2
    1. Football Tennis with Coordination Exercises
    2. Dribble, Cross Receive and Shoot
    3. Move, Receive and Volley
    4. Sprint, Receive and Score in a 1v1
    5. Switching Play with End Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    SESSION 3
    1. Receiving with the Correct Body Shape
    2. Coordination, Passing and Receiving Game
    3. Opening Up to Receive and Dribble
    4. Receive the Ball and Score in a 2v1
    5. Creating Space to Receive in a 7v7 Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Receiving with Back to Goal - Turn and Shoot
    2. Quick Reactions - Receive, Dribble and Shoot
    3. 1v1 Frontal Duel with 3 Goals
    4. Dribbling Multiple Balls / Objects - ‘The Move’
    5. 4v4 with ‘Scoring Zones’ in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Receiving, Dribbling & 1v1 with a Goalkeeper
    2. Agility & Quickness in a 1v1 Shooting Game
    3. Receiving on the Move and Guided Control
    4. Receive the Ball and Dribble Under Pressure
    5. 7v7 Game with 4 Goals - ‘Receive from Behind’

    CHAPTER 8 - JUGGLING TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Receiving in Corner Zones in a 7v7 SSG

    CHAPTER 9 - THROW-INS TRAINING UNIT

    SESSION 1
    1. Juggling and Passing with 3 Players
    2. Roll, Receive and Shoot
    3. Receiving with a Directional First Touch
    4. Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Hands and Feet Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 10 - MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR 9 TO 12 YEAR OLD PLAYERS

    - MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR 9 TO 12 YEAR OLD PLAYERS
    - COORDINATION ABILITIES
    - TECHNICAL FUNDAMENTAL AND ASSOCIATED COORDINATION ABILITY


    CHAPTER 11 - TRAINING SESSIONS WITH SPECIFIC MOTOR COORDINATION EXERCISES

    - COORDINATION REQUIRED FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING
    DIFFERENTIATION

    1. Ball Touches with Varied Distances
    2. Passing & Receiving in Zones with Changing Distances
    3. Aerial Passing and Receiving
    4. Weight of the Pass & Vision - ‘Coloured Boxes’
    5. Accurate Finishing with Visual Awareness

    REACTIONS
    1. Agility, Vision and Quick Reactions Exercise
    2. Passing & Receiving in Zones with Changing Distances
    3. Changing the Direction of Attack in a Small Sided Game
    4. Exploiting a Numerical Advantage in a 3v2 Situation
    5. Vision and Awareness Passing Sequence Practice
    6. 6v3 Dynamic Possession Game

    ADAPTATION AND TRANSFORMATION
    1. Dribbling and Passing Alley
    2. Creating 2 Passing Options in a Square
    3. Dribbling and Passing Gates in a Small Sided Game
    4. Psycho-Kinetics with 4 Coloured Goals in a SSG
    5. Crossing from the Flank with 1v1 Zones in the Centre
    6. Ball Control Obstacle Circuit

    SPACE AND TIME ORIENTATION
    1. ‘Creating Shapes Together’ Vision & Awareness Practice
    2. Passing in Between Players
    3. ‘Knock the Cones Down’ Small Side Game
    4. 5v4 Dynamic Possession Game
    5. Dynamic Possession Game with 4 Goals
    6. Quick Reactions Heading and Passing Practice

    RHYTHM
    1. Changing the Rhythm of Play in a 3 Zone SSG
    2. Ball Control with Cones at Varying Distances's
    3. Ball Control ‘Touch the Ball on the Whistle’

    MOTOR COMBINATIONS
    1. Control, Pass, Skip and Receive
    2. Dynamic Juggling, Passing and Receiving Practice
    3. Ball Control and Accurate Shooting Game
    4. Technical Passing and Receiving in a Triangle
    5. Ball Control Practice in Pairs
    6. Chip Pass, Receive and Shoot in a Team Game

    BALANCE
    1. Changing Direction and Receiving Relay
    2. Crossing and Finishing Practice with Volleys and Headers

    U13-15 Full Book Contents
    PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ELEMENTS OF TRAINING METHODOLOGY

    - GROWTH MATURATION: PHYSICAL GROWTH
    - CONDITIONING
    - COORDINATION SKILLS
    - PSYCHOLOGY FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS

    TRAINING SESSION FORMAT

    - OUTLINE OF TRAINING SESSIONS
    - PRACTICE FORMAT


    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 1 & 2

    SESSION 1

    1. Warm Up: Running with the Ball - ‘Defensive Shadow’
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Feints / Moves to Beat
    4. Game Situation: Frontal 1v1 Duel with Coloured Goals
    5. Specific Game: Man Marking 6 Goal Dribbling Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Warm Up: Running with the Ball and Dynamic Movements
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening and Speed Power
    3. Technical: Changing Direction Team Shooting Game
    4. Game Situation: Quick Reactions and Finishing in a 1v2 Frontal Marking Duel
    5. Specific Game: 7v7 Position Specific Zonal Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Warm Up: Quick Reactions in a Man Marking Dribbling Game
    2. Conditioning: Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Frontal Marking in 1v1 Channels
    4. Game Situation: Back 4 Closing Down and 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Side Zones in an 8v8 Small Sided Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 3 & 4

    SESSION 4
    1. Warm Up: One Touch Play with One-Two Combinations
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’ (2)
    3. Technical: Dribbling with Different Obstacles
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Ball on the Ground with Close Marking from Behind
    5. Specific Game: Target Players and Close Marking from Behind in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Warm Up: Possession and Long Passing Transition Game
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening and Explosive Power
    3. Technical: Receiving, Turning and Dribbling with the Back to Goal
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 / 2v2 Man Marking from Behind
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Man Marking in a 7 Zone Game

    SESSION 6
    1. Warm Up: Defensive Support Play Practice
    2. Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: 1v1 with Frontal Marking / 1v1 with Back to Goal
    4. Game Situation: Shifting of the Defensive Unit with a 4v4
    5. Specific Game: Awareness in a ‘2 Teams, 4 Colours Game’

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 5 & 6

    SESSION 7
    1. Warm Up: Switching Play with Support Players in End Zones
    2. Conditioning: Interval Training ‘Fartlek Running’ (3)
    3. Technical: Running with the Ball, Feints and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Sprinting & Turning in a Shooting Team Game
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 Duels in a 5 Zone Game

    SESSION 8
    1. Warm Up: RWTB, Volley Passing & Juggling with the Weaker Foot
    2. Conditioning: Explosive Power Training Circuit
    3. Technical: RWTB and Turning / Changing Direction
    4. Game Situation: Receiving the Ball in 1v1 Situations in and Around the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 9
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colours, 2 Team Game
    2. Conditioning: Quickness Circuit with Turning
    3. Technical: Ball Control, Crossing and Finishing Practice
    4. Game Situation: Man Marking in the Penalty Area from Crosses on the Flank
    5. Specific Game: Wide Play, Crossing & Defensive Covering with a 2v2 in the Penalty Area

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 7 & 8

    SESSION 10
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 ‘Nutmeg’ Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Quick Reactions Colours Game
    3. Technical: Dribbling at Speed with ‘Nutmeg’
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 on the Flanks with Crossing & Finishing
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 on the Flanks with Crossing & Finishing (2)

    SESSION 11
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Rugby Game
    2. Conditioning: Non Stop 6 Coloured Goals 3 Zone Possession Game
    3. Technical: Running with the Ball and Penetrating Passes
    4. Game Situation: Creating Space to Receive Long Passes on the Flank
    5. Specific Game: Rugby Style 5v5 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 12
    1. Warm Up: Passing and RWTB in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit
    3. Technical: Marking a Player Coming from the Opposite Side to the Ball
    4. Game Situation: Back 4 Providing Support with the Ball on the Ground
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 with 4 Coloured Goals Possession Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 9 & 10

    SESSION 13
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 Passing Gate Game
    2. Conditioning: Sprint Training & Quick Combinations
    3. Technical: Diagonal Passing Square
    4. Game Situation: Individual Tactics - Marking in a 1v1
    5. Specific Game: 3 Team Possession Game

    SESSION 14
    1. Warm Up: Passing with a Colour Sequence
    2. Conditioning: Sprint Training and Quick Dribbling
    3. Technical: Passing and Receiving Square
    4. Game Situation: Defensive Positioning in a 2v2 Situation
    5. Specific Game: 2v2 (+2) Possession Game with End Zones

    SESSION 15
    1. Warm Up: 6v6 Penetrating Passes Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Circuit training & Technical Work in Pairs Under Condition of Quickness
    3. Technical: Defensive Support Play from a Long Ball
    4. Game Situation : 1v1 Situations
    5. Specific Game: 1v1 / 2v2 Zonal Defending

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 11 & 12

    SESSION 16
    1. Warm Up: 4v4v4 Dynamic 3 Zone Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises
    3. Technical: 1-2 Combination Play with Close Pressure
    4. Game Situation: Creating a Numerical Advantage (1v1 > 2v1)
    5. Specific Game: 3v3 (+4) Switching Play with Outside Support Players Possession Game

    SESSION 17
    1. Warm Up: 6v3 Speed of Play Dynamic Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (2)
    3. Technical: One-Two Combination and Shot
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Game with Target Player
    5. Specific Game: 3v3 (+4) Speed of Play Game with Target Players

    SESSION 18
    1. Warm Up: 5v2 2 Touch Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Hurdles, Volley Pass and Sprinting
    3. Game Situation: 2v1 on the Flanks with Accurate Crossing
    4. Tactical Situation: Defensive Support with the Ball in the Air & Building Up Play with 2 Central Midfielders
    5. Specific Game: 6v6v6 Quick Shooting Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 13 & 14

    SESSION 19
    1. Warm Up: 5v3 Dynamic Small Sided Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (3)
    3. Technical: Diagonal Run with Penetrating Pass
    4. Game Situation: Varying 3v2 Game Scenarios
    5. Specific Game: Passing Conditions in 4v4 Small Sided Games

    SESSION 20
    1. Warm Up: Handball Game
    2. Conditioning: Position Specific Training Exercises (4)
    3. Technical: Aerial Pass, Diagonal Run and Volley
    4. Game Situation: 3v3v3 Speed of Play in the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 (+4) SSG with Support Players

    SESSION 21
    1. Warm Up: 3v1 Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Hurdle Agility Training & Volley Passes
    3. Technical: Receiving Aerial Passes with 2v1
    4. Game Situation: Defensive Support with Ball in the Air Against 2 Forwards
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 (+4) with Support Players in the Attacking Zone

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 15 & 16

    SESSION 22
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Target Player Diamond Shape End Zone Game
    2. Technical: Short and Long Passing with Colours Between 2 Zones
    3. Technical: Shielding the Ball and Penetrating Passes
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Penetrating Passes End Zone Game
    5. Specific Game: Attacking the Space 3 Zone SSG

    SESSION 23
    1. Warm Up: Juggling in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Juggling Coordination Team Game
    3. Technical: Quick Passing and 1-2 Combinations
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 (+2) Game / Double 2v2 Game
    5. Specific Game: Passing Conditions Small Sided Game

    SESSION 24
    1. Warm Up: 3 Team Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: Agility Exercise with Volley Passing
    3. Game Situation: 4v2 Support Play End to End Game
    4. Tactical Situation: Cohesive movement of the Defensive Unit with No Immediate Pressure on the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Fast Break Attacks Dynamic Transition Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 17 & 18

    SESSION 25
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 with Long Accurate Passing
    2. Conditioning: Running With and Without the Ball in Pairs
    3. Technical: Accurate Aerial Passing in Pairs
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Long pass & Shielding the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Long Passing, Crossing and Finishing in a 7 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 26
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 (+4) Long Passing Game with Support Players and Goalkeepers
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting and Changing Direction
    3. Technical: Receiving Long Passes on the Move
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Long Straight Pass with a 2v1 Play in the Penalty Area
    5. Specific Game: Switching Play with Long Passes in a 7v7 Small Side Game

    SESSION 27
    1. Warm Up: 2v2 + Neutral Player End Zone Game
    2. Conditioning: Speed and Agility Circuit Training
    3. Technical: Dynamic Quick Reactions 2v2 Game
    4. Game Situation: Shooting With and Without Pressure
    5. Specific Game: 4v6 to 6v4 Zonal Defending Practice

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 19 & 20

    SESSION 28
    1. Warm Up: 5v5 Support Play Possession Game
    2. Conditioning: 3 Minute Runs with 3 Minutes Recovery
    3. Technical: Creating Angles of Support with Proper Movements of Centre Backs and Centre Midfielders
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 (+2) One-Two Combinations in an End to End Small Sided Game
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 Support Player End Zone Game

    SESSION 29
    1. Warm Up: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting with Visual Awareness and Wind Sprints
    3. Technical: Shooting After Dribbling Inside
    4. Game Situation: 5v3 Dynamic Possession Game with Target Goalkeeper
    5. Specific Game: 4v4 Games with Passing Conditions (2)

    SESSION 30
    1. Warm Up: 4v4 Counter-Movement Small Sided Game
    2. Conditioning: Coordination & Agility Shooting Race
    3. Game Situation: Creating Space with Counter-Movements in 2v1 Play
    4. Tactical Situation: Cohesive Movement of the Defensive Unit
    5. Specific Game: Counter-Movement and Attacking Combinations Near the Penalty Area

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 21 & 22

    SESSION 31
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colour Passing Sequence
    2. Conditioning: Pass, Sprint, Turn, Receive and Pass
    3. Technical: Weighted Pass, Agility Poles and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Dynamic 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 Quick Shooting in a Small Area

    SESSION 32
    1. Warm Up: Quick Reactions 4v4 Games
    2. Conditioning: Sprint, Receive and Passing Triangle
    3. Technical: Shooting from Various Angles
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 Dynamic Small Sided Game
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 (+5) Heading Support Players in a SSG

    SESSION 33
    1. Warm Up: 1v1 Play with Feints / Moves to Beat
    2. Conditioning: Intense Volley Passing Triangle
    3. Technical: Shooting from Various Angles (2)
    4. Game Situation: 6v6 (+6) Quick Combinations Game
    5. Specific Game: 8v8 Dynamic Transition Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 23 & 24


    SESSION 34
    1. Warm Up: Dribbling and Juggling with the Weaker Foot
    2. Conditioning: Quick Passing Competition
    3. Technical: Accurate Shooting on the Volley
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 Agility Game with 4 Goals
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 with 6 Dribble Gates

    SESSION 35
    1. Warm Up: 4 Colours Awareness Passing Sequence
    2. Conditioning: One-Two and Shoot / 20 Yard Sprints
    3. Technical: Receiving and Shooting in Front of Goal
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Dribbling and Shooting Duel
    5. Specific Game: Playing in Behind with 6 Dribble Gates

    SESSION 36
    1. Warm Up: Dribbling and Feints in Pairs
    2. Conditioning: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players (2)
    3. Technical: Awareness & Changing Direction with the Ball
    4. Game Situation: Collective Movements & Combinations with Overlapping Run, Crossing & Finishing
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 Crossing & Finishing 5 Zone Game

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 25 & 26

    SESSION 37
    1. Warm Up: Juggling, Control and Short Bursts of Dribbling
    2. Conditioning: Sprinting & Agility with Crossing & Heading
    3. Technical: Receiving with Back to Goal and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Receiving with Back to Goal Dynamic 1v1 Duels
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 ‘Pass to the Captain’ Game

    SESSION 38
    1. Warm Up: Awareness & Receiving with the Chest
    2. Conditioning: RWTB & 1-2 Combinations Passing Circle
    3. Technical: Passing and Receiving with an Obstacle
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 Play with Shielding of the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Quick Passing with Outside Runners

    SESSION 39
    1. Warm Up: RWTB and Shielding - ‘Kick the Ball Out’
    2. Conditioning: Sprint, Turn and Volley
    3. Technical: Receiving and Shooting on the Edge of the Box
    4. Game Situation: Movements of the Centre Midfielders when Not in Possession of the Ball
    5. Specific Game: Receiving from Accurate Long Passing and Crossing

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 27 & 28

    SESSION 40
    1. Warm Up: Pass and Move Sequence with 3 Players (3)
    2. Conditioning: 1v1 Quick Reaction Sprints to the Ball
    3. Technical: Receiving with Good Awareness and the Correct Body Shape
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Receiving and Shielding the Ball
    5. Specific Game: 8v8 Passing Box 3 Zone Game

    SESSION 41
    1. Warm Up: Throw-ins and Headers Game
    2. Conditioning: Applying Quick Pressure in a 3 Zone Game
    3. Technical: Heading on the Run with Mini Goals
    4. Game Situation: 3v3 Attacking / Defending Crosses
    5. Specific Game: 5v5 (+4) Headed Finishing Game

    SESSION 42
    1. Warm Up: 2v2 Football Tennis Tournament
    2. Conditioning: Speed, Agility & Coordination Circuits
    3. Technical: Headed Juggling Sequence with 3 Players
    4. Game Situation: Position Specific Team Shape Shadow Play
    5. Specific Game: Headed Finishing with Support Players

    TRAINING UNIT FOR WEEK 29 & 30

    SESSION 43
    1. Warm Up: Defending the Goal in a 1v1
    2. Conditioning: Strengthening Exercises & Possession Game
    3. Technical: Headed Juggling Sequence with 4 Players
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 with Agility Circuit & Headed Pass
    5. Specific Game: Four Colour Heading Game

    SESSION 44
    1. Warm Up: Defending the Goal Using Good Body Shape
    2. Conditioning: Motor Exercise with 2v1 Duel
    3. Technical: Crossing and Heading Practice with 4 Goals
    4. Game Situation: Crossing and Heading Team Game
    5. Specific Game: Shooting from Distance with 6 Goals in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game

    SESSION 45
    1. Warm Up: Jump, Criss-Cross and Heading Competition
    2. Conditioning: Running Through Poles and Volley
    3. Technical: Defensive Positioning to Block the Shot
    4. Game Situation: Collective Tactical Movement
    5. Specific Game: 6v6 with 6 Outside Support Players

    ADDITIONAL STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND SPEED PRACTICES

    STRENGTH & POWER PRACTICES
    1. Jumping and Volley Pass Circuit
    2. Crossing and Heading on the Run
    3. Juggling in Pairs
    4. Dynamic Technical Circuit
    5. Strengthening Exercises and 1v1 Duels
    6. Strength Exercises Relay

    ENDURANCE PRACTICES
    1. Endurance Possession Game
    2. Changing Direction and Dribbling at Speed
    3. 3v3 High Intensity Small Sided Game
    4. Closing Down and Winning the Ball (1v5)
    5. Possession Circle with Coloured Defenders
    6. Quick Reactions 1v1 Duel Game

    SPEED PRACTICES
    1. Quick Reactions to Change the Direction of Play in a SSG
    2. Dribbling Shadow Play
    3. Sprinting with Quick Reactions
    4. Speed of Reaction 1v1 Duel
    5. Acceleration in a 2v1 Duel
    6. Acceleration and Deceleration Exercise
    7. Acceleration and Deceleration in a 1v1 Duel
    8. Acceleration, Deceleration and Speed of Reaction


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    Mirko Mazzantini

    Mirko Mazzantini
    "ACF Fiorentina Academy Coach"


    Mirko Mazzantini coached at Empoli FC for 10 years, working with all the main age groups at academy level. In 2010 he was recruited by AFC Fiorentina to work with the U14/U15 Academy teams.

    During the 2010/11 season Mirko won the U15 Italian Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    In 2011/12 Mirko was the Assistant of the Fiorentina Reserve team during pre-season and he was the coach of the ACF Fiorentina U14 team who won the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship and some international tournaments.

    Mirko is currently the ACF Fiorentina U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.
    Simone Bombardieri Simone Bombardieri
    "Empoli FC Academy Coach"


    Simone Bombardieri played for Empoli FC for 5 years. He then started his career as a coach for the club 15 years ago at the age of 22, where he has been coaching various academy age groups from U9-U14.

    In the 2011/12 season, Simone was the coach of the Empoli FC U14 team who reached the final of the Nick Cup International Tournament, where they lost in extra time against Inter Milan. They also finished eighth in the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    Simone is currently the Empoli FC U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is also a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

    All of the sessions and practices are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with session objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

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    Sessions: 48
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    Youth Academy Training Program U5-8
    New Methodology from Italian Serie 'A' Coaches
    Learn a New Proven Methodology how to coach U5-8 years.
    "Complete Step-by-Step Training Program" with
    100 practices organised into 20 ready-made sessions

    This book in FULL COLOUR offers you a complete training program with new methodology on how to coach this important ages of development.

    Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches and in this book demonstrate their brand new training program for U5-8 year olds.

    This book contains their detailed philosophy and methodology to train technique, individual tactics, motor skills and coordination, as well as 20 full sessions (100 practices).


    Learn how coach U5-8 years using a Step-by-Step
    training program containing 20 sessions (100 practices)

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 123
    • Practices: 100
    • Sessions : 20
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    At the beginning of this book gives you the principal requirement of youth training of this tender age. Fundamental Technical Abilities, the technical and tactical objectives, motor skills and coordination. It also gives you the working methodology of this training program and shows you how to build your training sessions.

    Practice Topics include:
  • Technical Warm-up Practices
  • Technical Ball Control drills
  • Dribbling Games and Circuits
  • Shooting Games
  • Dynamic 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 Games
  • Small Sided Games

  • Full Book Contents
    CHAPTER 1

    Introduction
    1. The Child
    2. Fundamental Technical Abilities
    3. Ball Control
    4. Technical Objectives for U5-8s
    5. Tactical Objectives: Feints/Dribbling
    6. Motor Skills
    7. Coordination

    CHAPTER 2

    ‘Italian Style’ Working Methodology - How to Build Your Training Sessions
    1. The Initial Phase
    2. The Central Phase
    3. The Final Phase

    CHAPTER 3

    Practice Format
    The Technical Block
    The Individual Tactics Block

    CHAPTER 4

    SESSION 1
    1. Warm Up - ‘Snow Ball Fight’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Technical Ball Control - ‘Downhill Skiing
    4. Ball Control & Coordination - ‘Run in the Trees’
    5. 2v2 - Free Small Sided Game

    SESSION 2
    1. Dribbling Warm Up - ‘The Zoo’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Technical - Ball Control & Shooting with 4 Goals
    4. Technical Dribbling Circuit - ‘Grand Prix’
    5. 1v1 Zones in a 2v2 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 3
    1. Ball Control Warm Up - ‘Let’s Build Together’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribble & Collect Game - ‘The Supermarket’
    4. Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘Who’s the Fastest?’
    5. 2v2 with 4 ‘Dribble Gates’ in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 4
    1. Running with the Ball Warm Up - ‘Everybody Out’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribble, Turn & Shoot - ‘The 1v1 Duel’
    4. Dribbling Duels Game - ‘Pirates and Guards’
    5. 2v2 with 1 End Zone & 1 Goal in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 5
    1. Technical Dribbling Warm Up - ‘Traffic Lights’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Ball Control & Awareness Grid -‘Dangerous Intersections’
    4. Dribbling Relay - ‘The Metro’
    5. 2v2 with 4 Goals: 10 Ball Competition in a SSG

    CHAPTER 5

    SESSION 6
    1. Close Ball Control with Shapes - ‘The Painters’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 4v4 Dribbling Game - ‘The Ball Thief'
    4. Dribble, Shoot, Roll and Save
    5. 3v3 - Free Small Sided Game

    SESSION 7
    1. Warm Up - ‘Hand Ball’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Jump, Dribble & Shoot - ‘Let’s Work Together’
    4. Dribble & Tag Game - ‘The Rabbit and the Hunter'
    5. 2v1 Zones in a 3v3 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 8
    1. Quick Reactions - ‘Odd One Out’ Dribbling Game'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. RWTB in Channels & Shooting - ‘The Canoe'
    4. RWTB in Channels & Shooting -‘The Canoe Obstacle Course'
    5. 1v1 Zones in a 3v3 Small Sided Game
    SESSION 9
    1. Aerobic Warm Up - ‘Learn the Human Body'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribble & Shoot Game - ‘Who Score’s First?’
    4. 4v4 Ring Toss Game
    5. 2v2 (+2) Small Sided Game

    SESSION 10
    1. Ball Control Warm Up - ‘Walk in the Forest'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribbling in an Oval Track - ‘Forest Fruits Game’
    4. Shooting Accuracy Game - ‘Catch the Rabbits’
    5. 2v2 (+2) with 2 Side Zones in a Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 6

    SESSION 11
    1. Dribbling Warm Up - ‘Learn the Names’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Duels - ‘The Guardian'
    4. Shooting Practice - ‘10 Pin Bowling’
    5. 4v4 with ‘End Zones’ in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 12
    1. Warm Up - ‘Moving Basket Game’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Duels with Gates - ‘The Chase’
    4. Shooting Target Practice - ‘The Hole’
    5. 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 13
    1. Motor Aerobic Warm Up - ‘Fantasy Track’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Duels Team Game - ‘Capture the Flag’
    4. Speed Ring Relay Game - ‘Reach the Finish Line’
    5. 4v4 with 6 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 14
    1. 1v1 Warm Up - ‘The Battle'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Technical Feints / Moves to Beat - ‘The Tunnel’
    4. Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘The Tracks’
    5. 4v4 with 4 Goals in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 15
    1. 6v2 Dribble and Tag Game - ‘The Fisherman'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Duels Team Game - ‘The Net’
    4. Motor Aerobic Dribbling Game - ‘The Dolphin’
    5. 4v4 with 4 Dribble Gates in a Small Sided Game

    CHAPTER 7

    SESSION 16
    1. Quick Reactions Dribbling Race - ‘The Colours’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribble, Jump and Shoot with Goalkeepers
    4. Run, Jump and Score First with 4 Players
    5. 4x4 - Free Small Side Game

    SESSION 17
    1. Coordination Circuit Training - ‘The Numbers’.
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Back to Goal Duel - ‘Turn and Go’
    4. Football Tennis Game
    5. 2v2 Zones in a 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 18
    1. Ball Control Warm Up - ‘The Alphabet'
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Duel with a Goal - ‘Lateral Defender’
    4. Throw, Catch, Run, Jump, Dribble and Shoot
    5. 2v2 Vertical Zones in a 4v4 Small Sided Game

    SESSION 19
    1. Running & Dribbling Warm Up - ‘Return Home’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. 1v1 Frontal Duel with 3 Goals
    4. Dribbling Multiple Balls / Objects - ‘The Move’
    5. 4v4 with ‘Scoring Zones’ in a Small Sided Game

    SESSION 20
    1. Turning and Shooting Game - ‘World Cup Qualifiers’
    2. The Technical Block
    3. Dribble and Shoot - ‘Shooting Range’
    4. Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘Shooting Range (2)’
    5. 4v4 with 6 Dribble Gates in a Small Sided Game

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    Mirko Mazzantini

    Mirko Mazzantini
    "ACF Fiorentina Academy Coach"


    Mirko Mazzantini coached at Empoli FC for 10 years, working with all the main age groups at academy level. In 2010 he was recruited by AFC Fiorentina to work with the U14/U15 Academy teams.

    During the 2010/11 season Mirko won the U15 Italian Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    In 2011/12 Mirko was the Assistant of the Fiorentina Reserve team during pre-season and he was the coach of the ACF Fiorentina U14 team who won the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship and some international tournaments.

    Mirko is currently the ACF Fiorentina U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.
    Simone Bombardieri Simone Bombardieri
    "Empoli FC Academy Coach"


    Simone Bombardieri played for Empoli FC for 5 years. He then started his career as a coach for the club 15 years ago at the age of 22, where he has been coaching various academy age groups from U9-U14.

    In the 2011/12 season, Simone was the coach of the Empoli FC U14 team who reached the final of the Nick Cup International Tournament, where they lost in extra time against Inter Milan. They also finished eighth in the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    Simone is currently the Empoli FC U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is also a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn a New Proven Methodology how to coach U5-8 years. Obtain a "Complete Step-by-Step Training Program" with 100 practices organised into 20 ready-made sessions

    Pages: 123
    Practices: 100
    Sessions: 20
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    Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards.


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    Sessions include:

    • Technical warm ups
    • Coordination and Agility
    • Technical and Tactical practices
    • Game Situations
    • Small Sided Games
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    Soccer Italian Style
    The Soccer Italian Style Story
    Soccer Italian Style Coaches
    Charity Partnership: Soccer Italian Style, Onside Soccer & SoccerTutor.com
    Onside Soccer Mentorship Program
    Soccer Italian Style Camps: U9-15
    Italian Style Soccer Camps Philosophy & Work Methodology
    Outline of Training Week
    Session Structure
    Practice Format

    WEEK 1

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Close Control with Shooting Accuracy
    3. Coordination: Coordination Relay
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 v Defender + 1v1 v Goalkeeper
    5. Game with a Theme: ‘4 Goals’ 4v4 Small Sided Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Ball Control - Moves / Feints
    3. Coordination: 1v1 Duel - Feints and Dribbling
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Duel - Feints, Dribbling and Change of Direction
    5. Game with a Theme: 5v5 with 6 Dribble Gates in a SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Pass, Move & Receive in a Square
    3. Coordination: Skip, Pass, Receive, Dribble & Run
    4. Game Situation: Passing and Receiving in a 2v1 Duel
    5. Game with a Theme: 5v5 End to End Possession Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: One-Two Combination and Shot
    3. Coordination: Shooting Game with a Coordination Circuit
    4. Game Situation: Strength, 1v1 Duels and Finishing
    5. Game with a Theme: 1v1 Marking in a 4v4 SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Heading
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: Heading Accuracy ‘Aim for a Corner’
    3. Coordination: Jump, Run, Change of Direction and Headed Pass
    4. Game Situation: Throw-ins, Heading, 1v1s and Finishing
    5. Game with a Theme: 6v6 Headers Game with 6 Outside Players
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch

    WEEK 2

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Ball Control Exercises
    3. Coordination: Speed & Agility Training with 1v1 Duels
    4. Game Situation: Frontal and Back Marking
    5. Game with a Theme: 5v5 ‘Rugby Rules’ SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Changing Direction Team Shooting Game
    3. Coordination: Coordination Relay
    4. Game Situation: Frontal 1v1 Duel with Coloured Goals
    5. Game with a Theme: Man to Man Marking in a 5v5 SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Quick Passing and 1-2 Combinations
    3. Coordination: Coordination and Passing Relay
    4. Game Situation: Creating a Numerical Advantage (1v1 > 2v1)
    5. Game with a Theme: Two Small Sided Games -Rugby / 4 Goals Match
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: Ball Control & Shooting with 4 Goals
    3. Coordination: One-Two and Shoot / 20 Yard Sprints
    4. Game Situation: 3v2 First Time Shooting Practice
    5. Game with a Theme: 2v2 Zones in a 4v4 SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Heading
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: Heading in Pairs
    3. Coordination: Jump, Criss-Cross and Heading
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Heading in the Penalty Area
    5. Game with a Theme: Heading with Target Players SSG
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch

    WEEK 3

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Dribbling with Different Obstacles
    3. Coordination: Ball Control and Coordination Relay
    4. Game Situation: Dribble, Turn & Shoot - ‘The 1v1 Duel’
    5. Game with a Theme: 4v4 (+GK) Attacking Combinations
    & Incisive Dribbling in and Around the Penalty Area
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Running with the Ball, Feints and Shooting
    3. Coordination: 1v1 RWTB Race - ‘Quickest Player Shoots’
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Back to Goal Duel with Goalkeepers
    5. Game with a Theme: Transition Play / Collective Reactions in a SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Passing Practice for the Right Time of Play
    3. Coordination: Ball Control, Agility, Passing and Receiving with Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Back to Goal 2v1 Dynamic Practice
    5. Game with a Theme: 5v5 Passing Gate Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: Volleying Accuracy - ‘Aim for a Corner’
    3. Coordination: Dribble, Shoot, Roll and Save
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Dribbling and Shooting Duel
    5. Game with a Theme: Shooting Accuracy in a 6v6 SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Receiving in the Air & Finishing
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: Heading Accuracy ‘Against the Crossbar’
    3. Coordination: Roll, Run, Volley Pass and Sprint
    4. Game Situation: Receiving a Long pass & Shielding the Ball
    5. Game with a Theme: Quick Possession and Transition Play to the Striker
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch


    WEEK 4

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Receiving, Turning and Dribbling with the Back to Goal
    3. Coordination: Dribbling Race with Turning and Shooting
    4. Game Situation: Dribbling Team Game with Numbers
    5. Game with a Theme: 4v4 with ‘Scoring Zones’ in a SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Feints, Changes of Direction & Accurate Shot
    3. Coordination: Dribbling Coordination and 1v2 Duel
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Play with Feints / Moves to Beat
    5. Game with a Theme: Collective Tactical Movement in a SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Passing, Receiving and 1v1 Play
    3. Coordination: ‘Psycho-Kinetics’ Passing in Pairs
    4. Game Situation: Passing Combinations with a 3v2 Advantage
    5. Game with a Theme: 4v4v4 Dynamic 3 Zone Possession Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: Ball Control, Dribbling & Shooting Circuits
    3. Coordination: Speed & Agility Shooting Competition
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 with 4 Goals: 10 Ball Competition in a SSG
    5. Game with a Theme: 3v3 Quick Combinations and Finishing in the Box
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Receiving in the Air & Finishing
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: Heading Accuracy - ‘Aim for the Ring’
    3. Coordination: Roll, Receive and Shoot
    4. Game Situation: Passing and Receiving with Good Communication
    5. Game with a Theme: Heading with Target Players SSG (2)
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch

    WEEK 5

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Quick Reactions Man Marking Dribbling Game
    3. Coordination: Quick Reactions Colours Game
    4. Game Situation: Dribbling and Turning - ‘1v1 Pursuit’
    5. Game with a Theme: Dribbling and RWTB in a SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Dribbling with Feints / Moves to Beat
    3. Coordination: Motor Aerobic Exercise - ‘Fantasy Track’
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Situations
    5. Game with a Theme: 5v5 ‘Nutmeg’ Possession Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Diagonal Passing Square
    3. Coordination: Coordination, Agility and Balance Exercise
    4. Game Situation: 2v2 (+2) Game / Double 2v2 Game
    5. Game with a Theme: 6v3 Speed of Play Dynamic Possession Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: Feints / Quick Movements and Shot
    3. Coordination: Roll, Dribble and Shoot with a Goalkeeper
    4. Game Situation: Move, Receive and Score in a 1v1 Duel
    5. Game with a Theme: Shooting Practice in a 7v7 Possession Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Passing & Receiving in the Air
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: Accurate Aerial Passing in Pairs
    3. Coordination: Quick Reactions & Speed of Play in a 2v1 Duel Game
    4. Game Situation: 2v1 on the Flanks with Accurate Crossing
    5. Game with a Theme: 4v4 with Long Accurate Passing
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch

    WEEK 6

    Day 01: Running with the Ball
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 1
    2. Technical: Close Control and Turning with Shot
    3. Coordination: Jump, Dribble and Shoot - ‘Who’s the Fastest?’
    4. Game Situation: Quick Reactions Dribbling Game
    5. Game with a Theme: 4v4 Rugby Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 02: Feints / Moves to Beat
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 2
    2. Technical: Ball Control, Feints & Dribbling ‘Star’
    3. Coordination: Dribbling at Speed with ‘Nutmeg’
    4. Game Situation: Quick Reactions and Finishing in a 1v2 Frontal Marking Duel
    5. Game with a Theme: Man Marking 6 Goal Dribbling Game
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 03: Passing and Receiving
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 3
    2. Technical: Passing and Receiving Square
    3. Coordination: Hurdle Agility Training & Volley Passes
    4. Game Situation: 4v2 Possession - Passing, Receiving & Speed of Play
    5. Game with a Theme: Long Passing, Crossing & Finishing in a 7 Zone SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 04: Shooting
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 4
    2. Technical: Accurate Volleys & Quick Reactions Exercise
    3. Coordination: Sprint, Change Direction and Shooting Race
    4. Game Situation: 1v1 Frontal Duel with 3 Goals15
    5. Game with a Theme: Speed of Play and Shooting SSG
    6. 5v5 Small Sided Games

    Day 05: Passing & Receiving in the Air
    1. Warm Up: Technical Block 5
    2. Technical: 2v2 Football Tennis Tournament
    3. Coordination: Sprinting & Agility with Crossing & Heading
    4. Game Situation: Applying Quick Pressure in a 3 Zone Game
    5. Game with a Theme: 3v3 Attacking / Defending Crosses
    6. 11v11 Matches on a Full Pitch


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    Mirko Mazzantini
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    During the 2010/11 season Mirko won the U15 Italian Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    In 2011/12 Mirko was the Assistant of the Fiorentina Reserve team during pre-season and he was the coach of the ACF Fiorentina U14 team who won the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship and some international tournaments.

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    In the 2011/12 season, Simone was the coach of the Empoli FC U14 team who reached the final of the Nick Cup International Tournament, where they lost in extra time against Inter Milan. They also finished eighth in the Academy Serie ‘A’ championship.

    Simone is currently the Empoli FC U15 coach for the 2013/14 season. He is also a qualified football coach through the “Young Players Coach” program and a UEFA ‘B’ Licenced Coach, as well as an author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

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    Sessions: 30
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