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Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14-15
Functional Training and Tactical Practices from Top Dutch Coaches

This book contains 35 Tactical patterns of play and 62 practices from the top academies in the Netherlands. There are technical (functional) 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.

The Dutch Academy Football Coaching (U14-15) book in FULL COLOUR contains a detailed outline of:

  • The Dutch training methodology for this age group
  • The basic principles of Dutch Academy coaching
  • The age-specific characteristics
  • Training / coaching methods
  • Matches: Positional Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Dutch Academy style of play
  • Functional technical training
  • Tactical training
  • Building up play
  • Attacking
  • Defending
  • Positional practices and small sided games
This gives you a completely unique opportunity to learn the types of practices used by some of the best Dutch Academy coaches
Coaching Transition Play
  • 168 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 35 Tactical patterns of play
  • 62 Practices
  • U14-15 Level

Practice Topic Samples:

  • Passing Direct from the Centre Back to the Striker when Building Up in a 5 v 4 Practice
  • Building Up Play from the Goalkeeper through to Midfield in a 6 (+GK) v 4 Game
  • Coordinated Movements and Finishing from Crosses in a 2 Zone Game
  • Pressing from the Front with the Forwards in a Dynamic Game
  • Providing Cover and Taking Over Marking while Pressing in the Midfield Area (3 Zone Practice)
  • Exploiting Space in Behind the Opposition’s Defence in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
  • Building Up Play with the Full Back: 6 (+GK) v 4 Positional Play
  • Receive, Dribble & Beat a Defender on the Flank in a Passing Combination Practice

Full Book Contents: Click Here

Dutch Academy Coach Profiles
Andries Ulderink

Andries Ulderink
Assistant Manager at Reading FC and former AFC Ajax U21 Head Coach:

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2016 - Present: Assistant Manager at Reading FC
  • 2014-2016: AFC Ajax U21 Head Coach
  • 2013-2014: AFC Ajax Scout
  • 2012-2013: AGOVV Apeldoorn Manager
  • 2011-2012: De Graafschap Manager
  • 2008-2011: Go Ahead Eagles Manager
  • 2005-2006: De Graafschap Academy Director

Han Berger

Han Berger
Chairman of the Dutch Professional Coaches (CBV):

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2015 - Present: Chairman of the Dutch Professional Football Coaches (CBV)
  • 2009-2015: Australia National Team Technical Director
  • 2005-2008: De Graafschap Technical Director
  • 2000-2003: FC Utrecht Technical Director
  • 1998–2000: Netherlands U21 Head Coach
  • 1993–1995: Sparta Rotterdam Head Coach
  • 1983–1986: FC Groningen Head Coach
  • 1976–1983 and 1987–1989: FC Utrecht Head Coach

Henk Mariman

Henk Mariman
Former Ajax and Club Brugge Academy Director:

  • UEFA A Licence and TVJO PRO (Professional Academy Director Course)
  • 2013 - Present: Head of Football Development at DoublePass
  • 2011–2012: Club Brugge KV Technical Director
  • 2007–2011: Club Brugge KV Academy Director
  • 2004–2007: Ajax Academy Director
  • 1999–2004: Ajax Assistant Academy Director
  • Coached Mousa Dembele, Jan Verthongen and Thomas Vermaelen

louis coolen

Louis Coolen
Football Consultant / Teacher KNVB:

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2017 - Present: Football Consultant / Teacher KNVB
  • 2016-2017: 2016 - 2017: Roda JC Technical Director
  • 2011–2015: Zenit St. Petersburg Academy Director
  • 2005–2007: FC Eindhoven Head Coach
  • 2001–2005: Roda JC Assistant Coach
  • 1996–2001: Helmond Sport Head Coach
  • 1993–1996: UDI ´19 Head Coach
  • 1987–1993: Helmond Sport Assistant Coach
  • 1985–1987: Helmondia ‘55 Head Coach
  • 1982–1985: RKSV Nuenen Head Coach

Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14-15 - Functional Training and Tactical Practices from Top Dutch Coaches

This is a fantastic opportunity for you unique opportunity to learn from Top Dutch Academy Coaches!

Level U14-15 35 Tactical Patterns of Play 62 Practices 168 Pages

  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Creative Attacking Play
From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri,
Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp
Learn to Coach: "Creative Attacking Play" - with 42 Practices & Variations based on 60 Game Situations from the Tactics of: Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

This incredible FULLCOLOUR book will help you complete guide for using Creative Attacking Play against teams that defend within the middle or defensive third.

Learn the tactics of several of the world’s top coaches with analysis of Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Jose Mourinho, Arsène Wenger and Jürgen Klopp with the 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 formations.

This book provides 60 game situations based on tactical analysis of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp's tactics.
Athanasios Terzis
is a UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach and has used this analysis to produce 6 full extensive sessions (42 practices & variations) including:

Tactical Attacking Game Situations Including:

  • Intelligent Positioning to Receive Between the Lines (Wenger)
  • Exploiting 3 v 2 in Midfield to Receive Between the Lines (Klopp)
  • Receiving in Behind on the Blind Side of Defenders (Simeone)
  • Creating & Exploiting Space in the Final Third (Allegri)
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across (Conte)
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Winger Shifting Inside (Mourinho)

You can use these ready-made sessions to practice these top coaches' tactics and find solutions for every tactical situation.

Learn to Coach "Creative Attacking Play" with Sessions From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp"
Creative Attacking Play
  • 144 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 60 Game Situations
  • 6 Extensive Sessions
  • 42 Practices & Variations
  • U12-Pro Level

60 Tactical Analysis including:

  • Arsène Wenger: Receiving the Ball within Available Space in the Centre Against One/Two Forwards
  • Jurgen Klopp: No.10 Drops Back to Act as a 'Link Player' & Move the Ball to the Free Player in the Final Third
  • Diego Simeone: Potential Overloads Created by the Wingers Moving Inside
  • Massimiliano Allegri: Exploiting Space in Behind with Quick Passing Combination
  • Antonio Conte: Attacking Options to Exploit a 5 v 4 Situation in the Final Third
  • Jose Mourinho: The Winger on the Strong Side Shifts Inside and Creates an Overload

42 Practices & Variations (6 Extensive Sessions) including:

  • Build-Up to Receive Between the Lines and Attack in a Functional Practice
  • Reading the Tactical Situation to Play the Ball Forward in a Functional Practice
  • Reading the Tactical Situation to Pass in Between the Lines or in Behind in a Restricted Game
  • Creating & Exploiting Space Out Wide with the Winger Dropping Back in Between the Lines
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across in a Zonal Game
  • Reading the Tactical Situation when Creating an Overload with a Winger in a Functional Practice

Full Book Contents: Click Here

Learn the Tactics from 6 World Class Coaches
Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone

The Diego Simeone chapter in this book is 'Receiving in Behind on the Blind Side of Defenders'. There is a full analysis of how Atlético skip a phase using direct play - we show how it is possible to use medium range passing to break through the defensive organisation of the opposition. The focus is on directing and receiving the ball in the available space on the blind side of centre backs and in behind the defensive line.

This book includes Simeone's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte

The Antonio Conte chapter in this book is 'Creating an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across'. There is a full analysis of how to create an overload between the opposition's midfield and defensive lines using the 3-5-2 formation - we also provide variations for the 4-4-2 formation. One forward will shift across to the other side to create a numerical advantage (2 v 1) in one of the opposing centre back's zone of responsibility. This is so one of the forwards could receive in this space unmarked, facing the opposition's goal. The final step was to play a final pass to the forward moving players in behind the defensive line.

This book includes Conte's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

The Jürgen Klopp chapter in this book is 'Exploiting 3 v 2 in Midfield to Receive Between the Lines'. There is a full analysis of how creating a 3 v 2 numerical advantage in central midfield can be exploited in order to move the ball to a player in an advanced position between the lines, and then make the final pass. The training session shows how you can use these tactics for both the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 formations.

This book includes Klopp's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

The Jose Mourinho chapter in this book is 'Creating an Overload with a Winger Shifting Across'. There is a full analysis of how Mourinho uses the converging movements of wingers towards the inside within the zone of responsibility of the opposing centre back, while at the same time pushing the full back forward on the flank. If the forward was also positioned within this zone, an overload took place and the winger could receive unmarked, either directly or after a lay-off pass by the forward. The next step was the final pass or shot at goal (if the man in possession was within shooting distance).

This book includes Mourinho's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri

The Massimiliano Allegri chapter in this book is 'Creating and Exploiting Space in the Final Third'. There is a full analysis of how to create and exploit space in the final third using the 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 formations. This includes synchronised movements of the attacking players, in combination with a medium range pass or quick combination play with shorter passes.

This book includes Allegri's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Arsene-Wenger

Arsène Wenger

The Arsène Wenger chapter in this book is 'Intelligent Positioning to Receive Between the Lines' and the tactics are all about finding or creating available space to receive between the lines by using intelligent positioning and quick combination play, with the 4-2-3-1 formation. The training session shows how you can adapt these tactics to both the 4-3-3 and 4-4-2.

This book includes Wenger's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Meet the Author and UEFA 'A' Licence Coach:
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I 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 many other 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), FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations (English, Italian, & German), Jürgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics and Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2 - Tactical Analysis and Sessions

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
Creative Attacking Play - From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

Learn to Coach: "Creative Attacking Play" - with 42 Practices & Variations based on 60 Game Situations from the Tactics of: Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

Level U12-U18+ 60 Game Situations 42 Practices & Variations

  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Marcelo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams - eBook Only Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14-15 - Functional Training & Tactical Practices from Top Dutch Coaches
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Marcelo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14 U15 - Functional Training and Tactical Practices
MARCELO BIELSA
Coaching Build Up Play
Against High Pressing Teams
Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams
with 9 Full Sessions (35 Practices) based on 9 Game Situations from the Tactics of Marcelo Bielsa

This incredible FULLCOLOUR book helps coaches improve improve their training sessions to build up play against high pressing teams, using the tactics of Marcelo Bielsa. .

Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coach and has produced extensive analysis of Marcelo Bielsa in 9 different tactical situations, supported with 9 full training sessions (35 practices). Athanasios is the author of some of the best-selling Football Coaching books, most notably 'Jurgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics', 'Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2' and 'FC Barcelona Training Sessions', which won the Italian FA Award for “Best Coaching Book” in 2014.


The book includes Marcelo Bielsa's tactics (and playing philosophy) for:

  • Building up play from the back against high pressing teams
  • Full analysis of his 4-2-3-1, 3-3-3-1 and 3-4-3 formations

Marcelo Bielsa's attacking philosophy includes a mix of:

  • Short and long passing
  • Moving the ball to the free player through 'link players'
  • Creating numerical advantages
  • Dragging opposition players out of position and exploiting the gaps created


Marcelo Bielsa is a highly respected coach and is famous for his innovative playing style, tactics and formations. He has had a massive influence on football across the world and on other top coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jorge Sampaoli and Gerardo Martino.

The aim of the book is to use the innovative tactics of Marcelo Bielsa to provide a complete guide of how to build up play effectively against high pressing teams.

Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams
Marclo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play
  • 124 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 9 Game Situations
  • 9 Sessions
  • 35 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

To successfully build up from the back, the team in possession has to follow four steps:

  • Step 1: Provide a free passing option for the goalkeeper
  • Step 2: Move the ball to the target or free player
  • Step 3: Create a numerical advantage in specific areas of the pitch
  • Step 4: Take advantage (exploit) the numerical advantage

Each chapter has extensive analysis for a tactical situation based on Marcelo Bielsa's tactics and is then followed by a full session to help all coaches adapt the tactics into training sessions for their team.

  • Chapter 1: Building Up Play from the Back Against 2 Forwards
  • Chapter 2: Moving the Ball to the Target Player on the Weak Side
  • Chapter 3: Building Up Play from the Back Against 1 Forward
  • Chapter 4: Creating and Exploiting 3 v 2 Situations Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 5: Attacking Solutions with a 3 v 3 Situation Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 6: Creating and Exploiting Space in a 4 v 3 (or 4 v 4) Situation Around the Ball Area
  • Chapter 7: Building Up Play Against Ultra-Offensive Pressing

Full Book Contents: Click Here

Marclo Biela's Influence on Top Coaches and what they Say...
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

"My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better.

"Still, I didn't meet one guy, a former player from Marcelo Biesla who speaks badly about him. They are grateful for his influence on their careers in football.

"He helped me a lot with his advice. Whenever I speak with him, I always feel like he wants to help me.

"It is important for me to say this about Marcelo because it doesn't matter how many titles he had in his career. We are judged by that – how much success we have, how many titles we have won. But that is much less influential than how he has influenced football and his football players.

"That is why, for me, he is the best coach in the world. I am looking forward to seeing him in Lille next season. I am pretty sure his influence on their team, their club and their players will be huge – amazing.

Mauricio Pochettino

"He is one of the best managers in the world.

"There is no doubt that he had an effect on me. He helped me to mature when I was starting my career at Newell's, he helped me in the national team, and he's continued to help me in my coaching career.

Jorge Sampaoli

"We’re followers of Bielsa and of the way he plays the game, but comparisons are unfair, because we’re talking about one of the best.

"People always think that by hiring one of us, they’re getting a Bielsa clone, but Marcelo is one of a kind.

Gerardo Martino

"I’ve always been a fan of Bielsa, who was just starting out as a coach as my playing career was drawing to a close.

"Straight away I warmed to his personality and I take great pride in being compared to him.

Meet the Author and UEFA 'A' Licence Coach:
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I 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 many other 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), FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations (English, Italian, & German), Jürgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics and Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2 - Tactical Analysis and Sessions

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
MARCELO BIELSA - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams

Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams

Level U14-U18+ 9 Game Situations 9 Sessions 35 Practices

  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14-15

Functional Training and Tactical Practices from Top Dutch Coaches

This book contains 35 Tactical patterns of play and 62 practices from the top academies in the Netherlands. There are technical (functional) 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.

The Dutch Academy Football Coaching (U14-15) book in FULL COLOUR contains a detailed outline of:

  • The Dutch training methodology for this age group
  • The basic principles of Dutch Academy coaching
  • The age-specific characteristics
  • Training / coaching methods
  • Matches: Positional Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Dutch Academy style of play
  • Functional technical training
  • Tactical training
  • Building up play
  • Attacking
  • Defending
  • Positional practices and small sided games
This gives you a completely unique opportunity to learn the types of practices used by some of the best Dutch Academy coaches
Coaching Transition Play
  • 168 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 35 Tactical patterns of play
  • 62 Practices
  • U14-15 Level

Practice Topic Samples:

  • Passing Direct from the Centre Back to the Striker when Building Up in a 5 v 4 Practice
  • Building Up Play from the Goalkeeper through to Midfield in a 6 (+GK) v 4 Game
  • Coordinated Movements and Finishing from Crosses in a 2 Zone Game
  • Pressing from the Front with the Forwards in a Dynamic Game
  • Providing Cover and Taking Over Marking while Pressing in the Midfield Area (3 Zone Practice)
  • Exploiting Space in Behind the Opposition’s Defence in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
  • Building Up Play with the Full Back: 6 (+GK) v 4 Positional Play
  • Receive, Dribble & Beat a Defender on the Flank in a Passing Combination Practice

Full Book Contents: Click Here

FREE Practice Samples:
Coaching Positional Play Expanisve Football 9v9 Zonal Positional Game
Dutch Academy Coach Profiles
Andries Ulderink

Andries Ulderink

Assistant Manager at Reading FC and former AFC Ajax U21 Head Coach:

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2016 - Present: Assistant Manager at Reading FC
  • 2014-2016: AFC Ajax U21 Head Coach
  • 2013-2014: AFC Ajax Scout
  • 2012-2013: AGOVV Apeldoorn Manager
  • 2011-2012: De Graafschap Manager
  • 2008-2011: Go Ahead Eagles Manager
  • 2005-2006: De Graafschap Academy Director

Han Berger

Han Berger

Chairman of the Dutch Professional Coaches (CBV)

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2015 - Present: Chairman of the Dutch Professional Football Coaches (CBV)
  • 2009-2015: Australia National Team Technical Director
  • 2005-2008: De Graafschap Technical Director
  • 2000-2003: FC Utrecht Technical Director
  • 1998–2000: Netherlands U21 Head Coach
  • 1993–1995: Sparta Rotterdam Head Coach
  • 1983–1986: FC Groningen Head Coach
  • 1976–1983 and 1987–1989: FC Utrecht Head Coach

Henk Mariman

Henk Mariman

Former Ajax and Club Brugge Academy Director:

  • UEFA A Licence and TVJO PRO (Professional Academy Director Course)
  • 2013 - Present: Head of Football Development at DoublePass
  • 2011–2012: Club Brugge KV Technical Director
  • 2007–2011: Club Brugge KV Academy Director
  • 2004–2007: Ajax Academy Director
  • 1999–2004: Ajax Assistant Academy Director
  • Coached Mousa Dembele, Jan Verthongen and Thomas Vermaelen

louis coolen

Louis Coolen

Football Consultant / Teacher KNVB:

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • 2017 - Present: Football Consultant / Teacher KNVB
  • 2016-2017: 2016 - 2017: Roda JC Technical Director
  • 2011–2015: Zenit St. Petersburg Academy Director
  • 2005–2007: FC Eindhoven Head Coach
  • 2001–2005: Roda JC Assistant Coach
  • 1996–2001: Helmond Sport Head Coach
  • 1993–1996: UDI ´19 Head Coach
  • 1987–1993: Helmond Sport Assistant Coach
  • 1985–1987: Helmondia ‘55 Head Coach
  • 1982–1985: RKSV Nuenen Head Coach

Dutch Academy Football Coaching U14-15 - Functional Training and Tactical Practices from Top Dutch Coaches

This is a fantastic opportunity for you unique opportunity to learn from Top Dutch Academy Coaches!

Level U14-15 35 Tactical Patterns of Play 62 Practices 168 Pages

  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Marcelo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams Creative Attacking Play - From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp
£22.95

(4)
£22.95

(2)
Marcelo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams Creative Attacking Play - From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp
MARCELO BIELSA
Coaching Build Up Play
Against High Pressing Teams
Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams
with 9 Full Sessions (35 Practices) based on 9 Game Situations from the Tactics of Marcelo Bielsa

This incredible FULLCOLOUR book helps coaches improve improve their training sessions to build up play against high pressing teams, using the tactics of Marcelo Bielsa. .

Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coach and has produced extensive analysis of Marcelo Bielsa in 9 different tactical situations, supported with 9 full training sessions (35 practices). Athanasios is the author of some of the best-selling Football Coaching books, most notably 'Jurgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics', 'Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2' and 'FC Barcelona Training Sessions', which won the Italian FA Award for “Best Coaching Book” in 2014.


The book includes Marcelo Bielsa's tactics (and playing philosophy) for:

  • Building up play from the back against high pressing teams
  • Full analysis of his 4-2-3-1, 3-3-3-1 and 3-4-3 formations

Marcelo Bielsa's attacking philosophy includes a mix of:

  • Short and long passing
  • Moving the ball to the free player through 'link players'
  • Creating numerical advantages
  • Dragging opposition players out of position and exploiting the gaps created


Marcelo Bielsa is a highly respected coach and is famous for his innovative playing style, tactics and formations. He has had a massive influence on football across the world and on other top coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jorge Sampaoli and Gerardo Martino.

The aim of the book is to use the innovative tactics of Marcelo Bielsa to provide a complete guide of how to build up play effectively against high pressing teams.

Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams
Marclo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play
  • 124 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 9 Game Situations
  • 9 Sessions
  • 35 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

To successfully build up from the back, the team in possession has to follow four steps:

  • Step 1: Provide a free passing option for the goalkeeper
  • Step 2: Move the ball to the target or free player
  • Step 3: Create a numerical advantage in specific areas of the pitch
  • Step 4: Take advantage (exploit) the numerical advantage

Each chapter has extensive analysis for a tactical situation based on Marcelo Bielsa's tactics and is then followed by a full session to help all coaches adapt the tactics into training sessions for their team.

  • Chapter 1: Building Up Play from the Back Against 2 Forwards
  • Chapter 2: Moving the Ball to the Target Player on the Weak Side
  • Chapter 3: Building Up Play from the Back Against 1 Forward
  • Chapter 4: Creating and Exploiting 3 v 2 Situations Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 5: Attacking Solutions with a 3 v 3 Situation Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 6: Creating and Exploiting Space in a 4 v 3 (or 4 v 4) Situation Around the Ball Area
  • Chapter 7: Building Up Play Against Ultra-Offensive Pressing

Full Book Contents: Click Here

Marcelo Bielsa's Influence on Top Coaches and what they Say...
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

"My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better.

"Still, I didn't meet one guy, a former player from Marcelo Bielsa who speaks badly about him. They are grateful for his influence on their careers in football.

"He helped me a lot with his advice. Whenever I speak with him, I always feel like he wants to help me.

"It is important for me to say this about Marcelo because it doesn't matter how many titles he had in his career. We are judged by that – how much success we have, how many titles we have won. But that is much less influential than how he has influenced football and his football players.

"That is why, for me, he is the best coach in the world. I am looking forward to seeing him in Lille next season. I am pretty sure his influence on their team, their club and their players will be huge – amazing.

Mauricio Pochettino

"He is one of the best managers in the world.

"There is no doubt that he had an effect on me. He helped me to mature when I was starting my career at Newell's, he helped me in the national team, and he's continued to help me in my coaching career.

Jorge Sampaoli

"We’re followers of Bielsa and of the way he plays the game, but comparisons are unfair, because we’re talking about one of the best.

"People always think that by hiring one of us, they’re getting a Bielsa clone, but Marcelo is one of a kind.

Gerardo Martino

"I’ve always been a fan of Bielsa, who was just starting out as a coach as my playing career was drawing to a close.

"Straight away I warmed to his personality and I take great pride in being compared to him.

Meet the Author and UEFA 'A' Licence Coach:
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I 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 many other 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), FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations (English, Italian, & German), Jürgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics and Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2 - Tactical Analysis and Sessions

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
MARCELO BIELSA - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams

Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams

Level U14-U18+ 9 Game Situations 9 Sessions 35 Practices

  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Creative Attacking Play
From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri,
Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp
Learn to Coach: "Creative Attacking Play" - with 42 Practices & Variations based on 60 Game Situations from the Tactics of: Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

This incredible FULLCOLOUR book will help you complete guide for using Creative Attacking Play against teams that defend within the middle or defensive third.

Learn the tactics of several of the world’s top coaches with analysis of Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Jose Mourinho, Arsène Wenger and Jürgen Klopp with the 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 formations.

This book provides 60 game situations based on tactical analysis of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp's tactics.
Athanasios Terzis
is a UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach and has used this analysis to produce 6 full extensive sessions (42 practices & variations) including:

Tactical Attacking Game Situations Including:

  • Intelligent Positioning to Receive Between the Lines (Wenger)
  • Exploiting 3 v 2 in Midfield to Receive Between the Lines (Klopp)
  • Receiving in Behind on the Blind Side of Defenders (Simeone)
  • Creating & Exploiting Space in the Final Third (Allegri)
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across (Conte)
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Winger Shifting Inside (Mourinho)

You can use these ready-made sessions to practice these top coaches' tactics and find solutions for every tactical situation.

Learn to Coach "Creative Attacking Play" with Sessions From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp"
Creative Attacking Play
  • 144 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 60 Game Situations
  • 6 Extensive Sessions
  • 42 Practices & Variations
  • U12-Pro Level

60 Tactical Analysis including:

  • Arsène Wenger: Receiving the Ball within Available Space in the Centre Against One/Two Forwards
  • Jurgen Klopp: No.10 Drops Back to Act as a 'Link Player' & Move the Ball to the Free Player in the Final Third
  • Diego Simeone: Potential Overloads Created by the Wingers Moving Inside
  • Massimiliano Allegri: Exploiting Space in Behind with Quick Passing Combination
  • Antonio Conte: Attacking Options to Exploit a 5 v 4 Situation in the Final Third
  • Jose Mourinho: The Winger on the Strong Side Shifts Inside and Creates an Overload

42 Practices & Variations (6 Extensive Sessions) including:

  • Build-Up to Receive Between the Lines and Attack in a Functional Practice
  • Reading the Tactical Situation to Play the Ball Forward in a Functional Practice
  • Reading the Tactical Situation to Pass in Between the Lines or in Behind in a Restricted Game
  • Creating & Exploiting Space Out Wide with the Winger Dropping Back in Between the Lines
  • Creating & Exploiting an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across in a Zonal Game
  • Reading the Tactical Situation when Creating an Overload with a Winger in a Functional Practice

Full Book Contents: Click Here

Learn the Tactics from 6 World Class Coaches
Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone

The Diego Simeone chapter in this book is 'Receiving in Behind on the Blind Side of Defenders'. There is a full analysis of how Atlético skip a phase using direct play - we show how it is possible to use medium range passing to break through the defensive organisation of the opposition. The focus is on directing and receiving the ball in the available space on the blind side of centre backs and in behind the defensive line.

This book includes Simeone's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte

The Antonio Conte chapter in this book is 'Creating an Overload with a Forward Shifting Across'. There is a full analysis of how to create an overload between the opposition's midfield and defensive lines using the 3-5-2 formation - we also provide variations for the 4-4-2 formation. One forward will shift across to the other side to create a numerical advantage (2 v 1) in one of the opposing centre back's zone of responsibility. This is so one of the forwards could receive in this space unmarked, facing the opposition's goal. The final step was to play a final pass to the forward moving players in behind the defensive line.

This book includes Conte's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

The Jürgen Klopp chapter in this book is 'Exploiting 3 v 2 in Midfield to Receive Between the Lines'. There is a full analysis of how creating a 3 v 2 numerical advantage in central midfield can be exploited in order to move the ball to a player in an advanced position between the lines, and then make the final pass. The training session shows how you can use these tactics for both the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 formations.

This book includes Klopp's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

The Jose Mourinho chapter in this book is 'Creating an Overload with a Winger Shifting Across'. There is a full analysis of how Mourinho uses the converging movements of wingers towards the inside within the zone of responsibility of the opposing centre back, while at the same time pushing the full back forward on the flank. If the forward was also positioned within this zone, an overload took place and the winger could receive unmarked, either directly or after a lay-off pass by the forward. The next step was the final pass or shot at goal (if the man in possession was within shooting distance).

This book includes Mourinho's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri

The Massimiliano Allegri chapter in this book is 'Creating and Exploiting Space in the Final Third'. There is a full analysis of how to create and exploit space in the final third using the 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 formations. This includes synchronised movements of the attacking players, in combination with a medium range pass or quick combination play with shorter passes.

This book includes Allegri's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Arsene-Wenger

Arsène Wenger

The Arsène Wenger chapter in this book is 'Intelligent Positioning to Receive Between the Lines' and the tactics are all about finding or creating available space to receive between the lines by using intelligent positioning and quick combination play, with the 4-2-3-1 formation. The training session shows how you can adapt these tactics to both the 4-3-3 and 4-4-2.

This book includes Wenger's Tactics with Sessions on how to practice them.

Meet the Author and UEFA 'A' Licence Coach:
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I 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 many other 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), FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations (English, Italian, & German), Jürgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics and Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2 - Tactical Analysis and Sessions

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA
Creative Attacking Play - From the Tactics of Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

Learn to Coach: "Creative Attacking Play" - with 42 Practices & Variations based on 60 Game Situations from the Tactics of: Conte, Allegri, Simeone, Mourinho, Wenger & Klopp

Level U12-U18+ 60 Game Situations 42 Practices & Variations

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