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160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations 

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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+

  • Leeftijd
  • U12 - Seniors
  • Oefeningen
  • 160
  • pagina's
  • 244
  • Sessies
  • 34