Introduction to Football (Soccer) Tactics

Gain a deeper understanding of the world of football with this guide to the basic principles of football tactics.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

It is one thing to admire and enjoy a beautiful piece of work, but it is another thing altogether to understand the finer intricacies of what makes that thing beautiful. If you enjoy the game of football, but want to truly understand it on a deeper level, then this is the course for you. Through a mixture of theoretical tactics board lessons and practical analysis of clips from real football matches, this course will give you an introduction to the world of tactics. While not operating at too basic of a level, but at the same time not going into areas too complex, this course is perfect for students with an basic knowledge of a football and a desire to learn more.

What are the requirements?

  • You should be familiar with basic elements of football, such as positions and formations.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify common tactics in football matches
  • Understand the inherent advantages and disadvantages of certain systems
  • Effectively critique team performances from a tactical standpoint

What is the target audience?

  • Students who have an avid interest in the game of football, and a desire to gain a deeper understanding of it.
  • This course is designed for people with a basic understanding of the game of football, but nothing more.
  • Although the course will begin at a relatively basic level, it will quickly advance, such that even those with an extensive knowledge of the game will be able to benefit.
  • This course is not designed for those who think we're talking about the game with a brown egg and men in tights, nor professional football managers.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:40

Brief introduction to course and outline of ccurriculum.

Section 2: Formations
16:48

Overview of different systems that use the back four. Students will learn where the back four is strong, where it is weak, and how to approach an opposing team using a back four.

18:17

Overview of different systems that use the back three. Students will learn where the back three is strong, where it is weak, and how to approach an opposing team using a back three.

14:22

Learn the different shapes that a midfield can be set up in, and the advantages of each one,

18:05

Learn the differences between playing with a strike partenrship or a lone striker, as well as the tactical edge given by a false nine.

02:50

A clip that highlights some of the concepts taught in this section.

Formations Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Play Styles
16:55

Learn the defensive strategy of sitting deep, conceding space, and in its extreme mode, parking the bus.

17:26

Learn the attacking strategy of counter attacking, when to use it, and which players are needed in a system that uses it,

15:12

Learn the attacking strategy of posession, when to use it, and which players are needed in a system that uses it,

19:30

Learn the defensive strategy of pressing, common ways teams who press can be exposed, and the players needed to succesfully use it.

03:08

An example clip that highlights some of the concepts taught in this section.

Play Styles Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Roles
15:47

Learn the role of the pivot in different systems, in attacking and defensive phases.

14:11

Learn the roles of inside forwards as opposed to true wingers, and when to use each one.

13:14

Learn the roles of players that play within the lines, like number tens and false nines, and the traits needed in players that perform these roles.

02:40

An example clip that highlights some of the concepts covered thus far in the course.

04:33

An example clip that highlights some of the concepts covered thus far in the course.

Roles Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Conclusion
13 pages

Review of the entire course, and a description of the final project.

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Instructor Biography

Mahmood Haddara, Football Writer

Mahmood is a passionate lover of the game of football, and has been heavily involved in all facets of the game from a young age. He is an OSA licensed referee, and has spent almost 5 years coaching the game, as well as more than 10 years playing it. He is also an avid reader, writer, and spectator of the game he loves. You can find him on the Goal Legacy Football Forum under the pseudo name, 'Cruijf'.

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