Formations, Presses and Tactical Decision Making

Tactical decision making is a key concept that distinguishes physically and skilfully similar teams. The ability of all players to be able to implement the tactics developed off the field and adapt to the changing circumstances of the match are crucial to the success of the team.

What tactics should be employed?

The team should develop tactics that fit the squad as a whole. The coach�s philosophy will play a fundamental role it developing the mind set of the side. This will encompass the perceived abilities of each of the players in the squad in order to maximise the strengths and minimise the weaknesses of the side. Going into a match, the tactics should also look to minimise the strengths of the opposition and to exploit any weaknesses.

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