All About Pressing in Soccer provides a detailed look at the history, theory, and practice of pressing in soccer. With this comprehensive resource, the coach and player will improve their understanding of the game, making them stronger and more successful as a coach or player.
In today’s fast-paced game, when a team loses possession of the ball, it does not wait for its opponent’s offensive tactics to begin. Instead, the defensive team limits the spatial aspects of their opponent’s game through directed resistance – or, pressure – which immediately limits the offense’s options.
Beginning with a look at the history of pressing, the reader will gain background knowledge crucial for understanding the theory behind pressing, which is presented in the following section. Once the reader understands the why and the how of pressing, he will be able to use the practical techniques presented in the third section.
With this book, the reader, whether a coach or a player, will have all the tools necessary to implement a strong pressing tactic in the game, giving them that necessary edge over their opponents.
With All About Pressing in Soccer, you, whether a coach or a player, will have all the tools needed to implement a strong pressing tactic in the game, giving you that necessary edge over your opponents.
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About the Author
Dr. Laco Borbély studied soccer coaching at FTVS UK. He played for Dukla Banská Bystrica, Sparta Praha, and ZTS Kosice. He has coached various first and second league teams in Slovakia and Hungary. Laco was president of UFTS (Football Coaches Union of Slovakia) and a chairman of the technical committee of SFA (Slovakia Football Association). He has co-authored several publications on tactics in soccer. He holds a UEFA EuroPro License.