By: Schellas Hyndman at the Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic
Provided By: Amplified Soccer
What is Team Pressing?
Pressing means having the mentality to attack with and without the ball.
Three Elements are necessary to employ this sophisticated defending strategy:
Advantages to Pressing:
Grid A - 6 v 3 (Players stay outside and play two-touch, 1 minute change).
Grid B - 6 v 3 (Players can move into the center, 1 - 2 touch, 1 minute change).
Several factors that will determine a team's decision to press:
C - 7 v 7 + 2 GK
1) Man-to-man defending.
When to press in the game.
D - 11 v 11 PRESS:
E - 11 v 11 Team Press