We hear it every weekend at halftime: “We need to be faster!” But is that really so easy? The bottom line is that all players have to be tuned in to the game and extremely focused. And that requires them to put together a number of different components, such as excellent peripheral vision, game action speed, rapid (and correct!) decision-making, and anticipation. So it really is a very complex task and requires a lot of practice in tight spaces. To learn more, check out Peter Hyballa and Rüdiger Böhm’s article on “Playing faster soccer.”
Speaking of speed, this issue Manfred Geppert takes a look at “Circulation soccer from goal to goal.” Who doesn’t want to circulate the ball like Barcelona or Bayern Munich? Use the whole field and keep the ball moving! After that, Steffen Winter shows us how to get our outside defenders more involved in our attack—a key part of playing with a back four.
We also have a fascinating interview on tactics with DFB Director of Coaching Education Frank Wormuth, and for the younger players we have “Games that teach techniques” by Klaus Pabst, plus ball control training tips from Mario Vossen, available as always at our subscriber benefits section. Enjoy reading!
Yours in soccer,