Creating a Dutch 4-3-3 from an English 4-4-2

This session looks at how your team can play using the English 4-4-2 but with all the attacking threat and prowess of the Dutch 4-3-3 formation. To achieve this dual formation your players will need to have excellent running off the ball to create space; passing and moving to support the player on the ball, using overlapping runs to overtake your opponents.

First used by the victorious Brazilians in the 1962 World Cup in Chile, the 4-3-3 formation has continued to prove itself to be a system which is as attractive as it is effective. More recently used by the World champions, Spain, during the 2006 World Cup in Germany and currently employed by FC Barcelona the 4-3-3 is the Total Football formation of choice. Unlike the English 4-4-2, positions in the Dutch formation are less rigid and rely more on movement and support from your players, especially the wingmen.

To get your players moving more fluidly this session sees a lot of high intensity passing and moving drills, focusing firstly on getting the basics right before adding more and more defensive pressure. Not only will this get your players active, it will also encourage them to look for the ball and make darting runs forward, overlapping on the inside and the outside, to support the ball. Regardless of whether the player making the run gets the ball or not they will support the play by creating space and stretching the defender.

Finishing with a conditioned game your players will get the chance to put what they have learned into practice, playing strong and attractive football to devastating effect. This session is the whole attacking package. Aggressive running, accurate passing and sharp shooting.

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Passing and Possession

This pack of Six of the Best has been developed to help you improve your players' game when they've got the ball at their feet - helping them to carry and pass around the pitch! Designed to give you the confidence you need to bring fresh attacking coaching ideas to the training ground and inspire your fast developing players!

Topics Include: Ball control, Dribbling and Passing, Accuracy and Consistency, Switching Play, Awareness and Running off the ball.

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Passing and Possession - in this pack:

Assertive Possession Play - claim the ball

Get them talking with this assertive and alert session - working on some of the most important concepts in football!

Creating a Dutch 4-3-3 from an English 4-4-2

Get your players to play pass and go football, using the British 4-4-2 formation with the attacking benefits of the Dutch 4-3-3.

Defence to Attack - Making the most of possession

Improve awareness, running off the ball and early distribution when your team move from the back to attack!

Pass, Dribble and Play!

Work on the basics - Ball control, Dribbling and Passing - in this young player football skills session.

Passing Accuracy - Ole Ole Ole Session

Hear the crowd chant 'Ole Ole Ole' as your team pass with confidence and consistency!

Switch Play

Pitches can range from 45-90 meters in width! Are your players making the most of this space?

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Interactive Sessions - Easy to understand and Coach
Once purchased - the folder pack instantly appears in your online account and is ready to use:
Each Session comes with its own aims, clear coaching points and accompanying animations and illustrations to give you all you need to take sessions with your team.
Read & Watch
Read the session on screen and watch the animated drills and video techniques.
Present & Teach
Use the slideshow feature to present the drills full screen or on an interactive whiteboard.
Download & Print
Download and print pdf version of each session to read and use offline.
Quick & Convenient
Download and print summary sheets, a great quick reminder when your out on the field.

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