How to Teach Freedom of Movement for the 4-2-3-1

How to Teach Freedom of Movement for the 4-2-3-1

Attacking and Defensive Positioning; and Covering for Each Other in Brief

To play such a fluid and imaginative style of play as we do; where players are offered such freedom offensively all over the field; there is always a "weakness" to this we need to address. In this case we look at the defensive consequences for which we need to cover and correct. 

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Wayne Harrison on Changes at Surf

Wayne Harrison on Changes at Surf

When I joined San Diego Surf SC, I knew that this was a club with the potential to do great things. One thing that great international youth academies like Barcelona and Ajax have in common is a standard system of play throughout their teams. This is one of my goals in joining Surf – to bring a standard system to the club.

We will use the 4-2-3-1 system of play, the most popular system at professional level throughout the world now. This system, which was used by Spain to win the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is a fluid, attack-minded system also used by Arsenal, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and many others. With this in mind, we will also teach the players alternate systems of play to suit particular moments in game, all developing from the 4-2-3-1.

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