Warming up in the 4-4-2 linear system with balls

  • Organisation

    The team is positioned on the field in the defensive 4-4-2 basic formation in the defensive pressing zone. Setup of different colored zone cones on the sideline as shown in the diagram: Red cone - defensive pressing zone Blue cone - midfield pressing zone Yellow cone - offensive pressing zone/fore checking On the field ten balls or optionally also cones are distributed (see diagram for positioning).
  • Process

    Implementation of paths in the team unit as in the practice before, however this time balls (or cones) are distributed onto the field, which are allocated a number. Following a call of a number from the coach, the team moves to the corresponding ball. When they have arrived in the final position the players remain where they are and the coach corrects any errors. Then the procedure is continued (call a number - move).
  • Field size

    Whole playing field.


Positional play

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation

Training Set:



U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 12, Under 13]


30 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players [11 players, 12 players, 13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


5 goalies, 1 goalie


Groups, Cooperation within the team, Defensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Grass field, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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