Introduction to Attacking Concepts

Your Instructor

Eric Clermont

SoccerSpecific Content Contributor

A native of London, England, Eric’s educational background is in teaching and sport and performance psychology. Holding coach licenses in England and the U.S, Eric sought to find a way to fuse the use of technology and the pedagogy of teaching to grow players’ understanding in the tactical aspects of the game. That was when the Tactical Masterclass Series was born; the first in the series is the Introduction to Attacking Concepts, which gives players the tactical foundations needed to start to understand how to play a possession style of soccer.

Lessons

Module 1: Attacking Principles of Play

The objectives of this module are to learn about the five attacking principles of play in soccer, to learn why each principle is important for a team and to understand the relationships between all the principles when attacking.

Module 2: Build Up Phase (Defensive Third Attacking)

The objectives of this module are to learn about what the build up phase is and why it is important. We will learn what the key principles of play are in the build up phase and will learn the 'who, what, where, when and why' behind the build up.

Module 3: Break Down Phase (Middle Third Attacking)

The objectives of this module are to learn about what the break down phase is and why it is important, what the key principles of play are in the break down phase and the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ behind the break down.

Module 4: Create and Finish Phase (Final Third Attacking)

The objectives of this module are to learn about what the create and finish phase is and why it is important.
You will learn what the key principles of play are in the create and finish phase and the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ behind the create and finish phase?

Module 5: Positional Responsibilities, Part 1

The objectives of this module are to learn about the key tactical and physical qualities of the #1 and #2/#3.
You will also learn how these qualities help the team to bring out their attacking principles.

Module 6: Positional Responsibilities, Part 2

The objective of this module is to learn about the key tactical and physical qualities of the #4/#5 and #6/#8. You will also learn how these qualities help the team to bring out their attacking principles.

Module 7: Positional Responsibilities, Part 3

The objective of this module is to learn about the key tactical and physical qualities of the #10 and the #7/#11.
You will also learn how these qualities help the team to bring out their attacking principles.

Module 8: Conclusions and Recap

The objective of this module is to learn about the key tactical and physical qualities of the #9, to learn how these qualities help the team to bring out their attacking principles and to check our understanding on the concepts learned throughout the Attacking Tactical Masterclass.

End of Series Quiz

The End of Series quiz is a series of video questions along with a written quiz and will test your understanding of all the concepts discussed throughout the course.

Feedback From Our Students

I have taken many online courses for new coaches and this one was my favorite. I learned new principles, ways of thinking about the attacking aspect of the game and better ways to communicate these principles. I feel much more effective as a coach as a result of taking this course. I highly recommend this Tactical Masterclass Series of courses from SoccerSpecific!

Ben M.
New York

As a player, this course was very helpful for me! I have a much better understanding of this part of the game now and am much more effective and confident in my practices and games. I recommend this course to all of my friends as a way to take their games to the next level.

Alex F.
Colorado

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