4 responses to “Zonal Defending from Adie Holland”

  1. john says:

    Pretty good but which way to force the attackers is a preference and depends on a number of different factors.

    The attacker or defenders strongest side,force attackers on to their weak foot or attacker on to defenders strongest side.

    If that attacker likes to cut in or go wide,then try to force him to do what hes not the best at.

    But its not wrong its just all about a coaches own way of doing things.

  2. Norm says:

    Doesn’t playing a flat four back four open your team up to through balls to space behind the defence? If the goal tender is aggressive to through balls, he will usually be able to play them away. However some teams adjust the wieght behind their through balls so as the pass ends in “no mans” land which makes the ball un-playable to the keeper and the flat four back four. How would you adjust to such an attack?

  3. Pablo C says:

    Great Video! Great way to explain to the defenders how to position themselves!

  4. tim pineda says:

    hi there,

    What if the attackers are really spreading out wide, doesn’t leave the defenders susceptible to a dangerous 1v1 situation. I coach a U10 girls team 7v7, can you use a zonal defense with 3 defenders or should I use man to man. Thanks

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