There are many advantages coaches enjoy over their opponents; athleticism, skill level, mental toughness. When these aspects are equal or you find your side is inferior to the opposition, where can you find the difference that will enable your team to be successful? The answer lies in the tactics you implement as a coach.
To better arm coaches and improve their tactical awareness, ASET will post a different tactical situation for coaches to read, analyze, and answer. Each situation will show the movements of the opposition and ask coaches, utilizing a particular formation, to place their team in what they believe are the appropriate defensive positions. While there may be several ways to shape up a team defensively, prior to posting a new tactical situation, ASET will post one way to organize the team for the specific situation given. ASET will also provide reasons for positioning each player in that manner.
This diagram displays how a coach would defend with a 4.4.2 while playing against an opponent playing the same formation. The roles and responsibilites of each player are given along with a diagram displaying each player's position.
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This diagram displays what adjustments would be made by a coach whose team is outnumbered in the middle of the field. The opposition is playing within a 4.3.3 formation while the coach's team uses a 4.4.2 formation. The roles and responsibilites of each player are given along with a diagram displaying each player's position.
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Your goalkeeper has just made a save off a long range shot from the opposition forward. Your team has quickly transitioned into an attacking shape. This diagram displays the movements of the ball side and weak side wide midfielders when building possession from the back.
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