Back four - Move to the right with engaging of the outer left midfielder

  • Organisation

    The four players (blue A, B, C, D and X defenders/red E, F, G and H attackers) move out of the basic formation on the playing field into the final position shown in the diagram. The ball is with player E.
  • Process

    When completing the drill: Behaving and moving with ball-orientated zone defense. Variants: 2 strikers stand close to the central defenders in the potential goal scoring area. Alternative formation, or alternative paths/sliding scale of the back four (engaging, shifting), if the ball is played from the opponent player E to the left side of attack in the area/zone to player F and the two strikers are standing in the middle near the goal. Player D moves up to the second post, approximately level with player C, player C assigns himself the opposing striker H and player B assigns himself the striker G. A attacks the ball-carrying F.
  • Tip

    This setup applies when the outer left midfielder has enough time to move up and isn't bound with another opposition player.
  • Field size

    Half a playing field



Passing [Long passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Four man backfield

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Quick decisioning, Quick anticipation

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 12, Under 13]


15 min

Number of Players:

6 - 10 players [8 players, 9 players]

> 10 players [10 players]

Form of Training:

Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Defensive behaviors, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

Turf field, Grass field, Indoor, Forest/meadow, Asphalt

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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