Warming up in the 4-4-2 linear system

  • Organisation

    The team is positioned on the field in the defensive basic 4-4-2 formation in the defensive pressing zone.
  • Process

    All of the presented paths in the previous examples are studied together in the linear system. This involves the isolated paths in the back four defensive line, as well as all of the presented visualized team paths and options. The coach simulates the paths in the individual zones (e.g. offensive pressing, midfield pressing, pressing the left-back etc) through using calls. The goalkeepers can occasionally participate with the outfield players in order to get a feel for the definition of the outfield players' tasks. When the players have achieved their final positions, they stay were they are and the coach corrects any errors. Then they move on to the next training task
  • Field size

    Whole playing field


Positional play

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Speed of movement off the ball


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

Training Set:



U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


30 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


5 goalies, 1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Defensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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