This book provides a comprehensive overview of the terms, principles, and strategies of modern soccer and the roles of all players in both the defensive and offensive phases.
In his discussion of offense, the author addresses the role of the player with the ball and his various options as well as the players without the ball and their necessary supporting movements. Defensively, the role of the player defending the man in possession is analyzed as well as the organization of the defenders not marking the ball. The concepts of depth, penetration and encompassing movements on offense and forcing, covering and marking on defense are explained and clearly diagrammed.
This is a valuable coaching reference for both new and experienced coaches.