A tutorial from the Burke Athletic Club on the 4 v 4 shape while your opponent is in possession.

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One Response to “4 v 4 Principles of Play When Opponents are in Possession”

  1. Aron says:

    Not sure if I agree with how deep he drops the back player in the diamond nor how he does not have the back player step up and be the cover once the ball is played out wide. He is just allowing that player to stay onside. I think that he is trying to combine aspects of man to man marking and zonal defending and they conflict. It is tough to get pressure, cover and balance in man to man marking which is why I prefer zonal defending. The general idea is correct to teach pressure, cover, balance because you must understand those concepts first before you can move onto zonal defending.

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