Advanced Team Fundamentals II – System 🆚 System



Introduction to Team Fundamentals

1.5 hours

Why this course?

As a coach, specially as you start coaching in the Specialization and Performance stage, you must have a clear idea on how you want your team to play, based on the club’s identity and game model. In this course you will learn the difference between playing using game principles or playing with closed game solutions.

As a coach it is very important to know the differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tactical solution, in order to obtain the maximum performance for my team.

In this introductory session, you will learn the difference between the four phases of the game (Attack, Defense, Offensive Transition, Defensive Transition). Then, we focus on the offensive phase, and more specifically the positional offensive phase, explaining the concepts of depth and width, and why they are so important to ensure a good attacking phase. You will also learn about the concept of diagonal positioning and explore the idea of “system vs system” when preparing your matches. Finally, we will focus on how to structure your team during the attacking phase to prepare them for an eventual turnover.

What will you learn?

  • The concept of a Team Fundamentals
  • Definition of the 4 phases of the game (Attack, Defense, Offensive Transition, Defensive Transition)
  • ​Difference between Playing by Principles and Closed Solutions
  • Concepts of Width and Depth (Attack Phase)
  • Concept of Diagonal Positioning (Attack Phase)
  • ​Introduction to the idea of playing “System vs System” (Attack Phase)
  • Concept of Defensive liability (Attack Phase)

Who is this course for?

  • Head Coaches
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Methodology Directors
  • Academy Directors
  • Tactical Analysts
  • Scouts
  • Sports Jounralists
  • Football Agents

Course Program

  • Definition of Team Fundamentals
  • Definition of the 4 phases of the game: Attack, Defense, Offensive Transition, Defensive Transition
  • ​Difference between playing by principles and playing by closed solutions
  • Examples in the Attack phase, with focus in the Positional Attack subphase


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