I was as of late inquired, “Mentor Hardy, for what reason are you training youth soccer groups
to play a level back four zone safeguard?” The insight being that a sweeper/
plug framework is a ‘more secure’ guard for more youthful groups. Most importantly, any protection
will have its qualities and shortcomings. A proficient mentor will know those
shortcomings and will urge their group to separate it. All disclaimers
aside, the level back four is the favored arrangement of most present day groups. A
youth soccer mentor ought to underscore the improvement of players inside the
setting of present day soccer.
At the point when appropriately executed, a level back four will give fantastic
guarded tension, cover and equilibrium. Youthful soccer players ought to be
created to play at their most noteworthy possible level and essentially all more elevated level
groups play a level four or three framework. Instructing a level back four protection gives
players an establishment for future achievement in soccer. Indeed, even a group as youthful as U11
group can effectively play a level back four zone safeguard. A group might surrender
‘split away’ objectives for the time being, while they gain proficiency with the framework, however in the
since a long time ago run they will can unquestionably venture into a cutting edge protective
A group can effectively play a level back four after only a couple of preparing
meetings and a modest bunch of games. I utilize the pre-season rehearses, competitions
also, scrimmages as a period for a group to get familiar with the player jobs and group shape
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To assist players with outwardly understanding the group state of the protection I
consider it the ‘Swoosh’ protection. As the back four protectors shift left and right
across the field, the state of the safeguard unit seems as though the Nike “Swoosh”
logo. In the event that the players float flabby I can simply say “Swoosh” and right away
the players realize where to situate themselves. As the players feel great
with the framework they will remind each other to “Swoosh”. The following are four fundamental
thoughts to know about when training the Swoosh guard.
1. Swoosh Defense
The back four guarded shape will keep the other group from having
‘split away possibilities’ by ensuring the far-side external safeguard and the
far-side focal protector shift and cover corner to corner behind the forcing
close side protectors. It sounds muddled however it’s in reality beautiful basic. The
protectors shift askew to the situation of the ball.
With this right situating the ‘Swoosh’ guard is denying ball
infiltration, the hazardous assaulting players are checked and the covering
safeguards will ‘clear’ any ball that gets played through. If the ball is exchanged
to the furthest side of the field, the guarding four players will move the ‘Swoosh’
as needs be. I have observed that youthful players can undoubtedly recall to ‘Swoosh!’
more that ‘Strain, Cover, Balance’.
Players should recall that the inclining cover shape
is the reason the group needn’t bother with a sweeper. The most widely recognized protective misstep
is for the group to stand absolutely ‘level’. This is particularly normal at the half-field
line when the group with the ball has been keeping up with ownership in the
adversary’s half of the field. Which clarifies why groups that are learning the
Swoosh guard will normally surrender their objectives from half-field breakaways.
Assuming the safeguards stand level at half field, any ball played behind the
safeguard will bring about a breakaway race without anybody to stop an objective however the
2. Denoting A Man In Your Zone
Notwithstanding the Swoosh shape, the four safeguards need to turn into
mindful of the assaulting player in their space of liability. Youthful players
frequently center all of their consideration around the ball. This unfortunate quirk is called ‘ball
watching’. Youthful players will frequently ball watch until the ball draws close to them
what’s more, really at that time will they attempt to get it. Be that as it may, getting the ball is just important for the work
of safeguarding. The Swoosh guard necessitates that players be in a decent protective
position while denoting the rival ‘objective side and ball-side’.
At the point when safeguards ‘ball-watch’, rivals will move into plain
positions. The essential standard for safeguards is to stamp the most hazardous player in
your zone and stay ball-side and objective side of them.
The break-aways against the Swoosh protection for the most part happen when a
safeguard is “got level ” and doesn’t respond to the open adversary in their zone
until it’s past the point of no return. If a safeguards delays until after the pass is played forward to
move towards the imprint in their zone then there is regularly a foot rush to the objective.
90% of good protection is situating away from the ball.
(Note: Another explanation I utilize the “Swoosh” term is to on the grounds that youthful players will
frequently stay “level” if the safeguard is known as a “level back four”.)
is quite typical conduct for youthful soccer players, be that as it may, a protector is a
vital position and that player should be ready and mature enough to
not ball watch. Figuring out how to stamp effectively is an ability that will accompany
obligation to learning.
3. Line Of Restraint And Compactness During Transition
The essential rule of good guarding is to make ‘conservativeness’. I
urge the safeguard to make conservativeness when we change to offense or
at the point when the adversary passes the ball in reverse. We do this in light of the fact that (a)
compacting the space that the other group needs to work with makes pressure
also, (b) we can get them off-sides. I don’t empower a modern off-
sides trap underneath U14, however climbing the field to make conservativeness will get
ignorant advances off-sides.
In case we are delayed in our own change to offense (for instance, after we
just cleaned the ball off of the protective third) and our safeguards simply stay profound
in our own half then we are giving the other group loads of space to move the ball
back towards our objective. The common principle I mentor is if the ball goes up the field 5
yards then we move the safeguard up 5 yards – 20 yards up the field implies we
move 20 yards up the field. This is valid until we cross half field. At half field,
the back four stage a couple yards into the adversaries half of the field.
Assuming our safeguard stays back in our own portion of the field, there is less
pressure and with less tension the other group will spend the game in our half.
I accept it is a superior plan to attempt to shield the half line than your objective.
The way to effectively compacting the space is that all of the
protectors should climb together. On the off chance that only one safeguard remains back, the
other group will take advantage of that. The line of safeguards climbing the field is called
our ‘Line of Restraint’. We will likely have our ‘Line of Restraint’ close to
35 yards from our advances until our safeguards arrive at the half line.
Once more, an optional reward of compacting the space during progress is
that the other group is frequently off-sides in light of the fact that their advances are gotten
waiting around after the ball has been cleared.
4. Off-Sides And Referees
A typical concern when playing the Swoosh guard is that officials
can commit errors with the off0sides call and the other group will have simple
break-aways. To the extent the arbitrators missing offsides calls, indeed, that is the
nature of the game. The key is to control the controllables. As mentors, we
can’t handle the official’s choices however we can handle the group’s capacity to
have great situating and stamping. Moreover, if a group plays great guard
what’s more, scores objectives then they won’t be in a place that will permit the ref to
decide the result of the game.
In synopsis, if we mentor to have safeguards smaller experiencing significant change, get
in our appropriate ‘Swoosh’ shape, and imprint their rival objective side and ball-
side, then, at that point, I am certain that the level back four zone protection can be effective
indeed, even with youthful groups.
Presently that my present U11 group is alright with the
Swoosh guard, we have moved onto the job of the assaulting outside
protector and their capacity to push ahead to join the assault.