• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Termanology and tactics in football

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Terminology and tactics Football is a very tactical and strategic game. In this day in age football is played at such a high standard that it requires a manager that can quickly think of methods to defeat the opponent. Before the manager even picks the team he must pick the formation he thinks will break down the opposition and defeat them. The most popular formation in football is the 4-4-2; this is because it is the most general tactic and can use a mixture of methods throughout the ninety minutes. It consists of two full backs, two centre halves, two wingers, two central midfielders, and two attackers. A formation that is becoming more and more popular in football is the 4-5-1; although it is seen as a defensive formation, with the right players it can also be seen as a fantastic formation for quickly breaking a team down. This formation is usually used when a manager feels the opponent has the upper hand over them when it comes to quality, therefore he uses this tactic to win the game in the midfield and make it extremely hard for the opposition to break his team down. ...read more.

Middle

If you cannot tackle you are left relying on intercepting passes when your opponents make a mistake. Tackling allows you to compete for the ball, and take the initiative. It's not just defenders, who need to be able to tackle. Even forwards should be able to make a sliding tackle. The football team that can tackle well can take much of the initiative away from the opposition, denying them space, and putting them under pressure. It's best to tackle with the foot that is furthest from the ball. This gives you extra reach, and reduces the chances of giving away a foul. In football there are methods of fouling off the ball, which is not in the referee's sight, to put the opposition player off. Tussling and muscling your opponent is a way which will put him off coming towards you again. In football the offside rule gives the defending team a massive advantage as it allows them to dictate how far or deep the strikers are. ...read more.

Conclusion

The are various types of passing in football certain ones being more appropriate than other in certain situations: long ball is usually used when there is a big target men up front so you can aim all balls for him which he lay to incoming midfielders. Through balls are played when there is some one quick up front because the ball is played slightly ahead of the player so it helps to be as quick as possible in order for the player to make as much room as possible. Mixed passing is suitable when the whole tam is of around the same ability as all the player's strengths will be used. One-two's are great ways to trick opponents, a successful one-two starts with a player dribbling with the ball and as he sees an opposition player coming towards him to try to either intercept or tackle him he passes the ball, usually to the left or right, make a run forward and receive the ball back to continue dribbling. ?? ?? ?? ?? Anthony Nawrocki ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Acquiring, Developing & Performance Skill section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Acquiring, Developing & Performance Skill essays

  1. Skills, Techniques, progression and Tactics in Football

    Both the inside and outside of the foot can be used to direct the ball over a wide angle. The side volley pass requires getting sideways on to the ball, and lifting yourself up high on your non-kicking foot. The ball is punched away using the inside of the foot.

  2. Performance analysis of passing and tackling in rugby.

    He needs to work on his explosive power in his legs and his strength in his upper body. I noticed that when carrying the ball into contact, he was failing to break the tackle and was sometimes stripped of the ball.

  1. Analysis of Performance football

    They are well balanced and this enables them to have more control over the ball. They have a straight body composition and they are fully in line with the ball. Legs: Player is quick and alert on their toes. He uses a combination of both feet in order to receive,

  2. Basic Techniques and Tactics in Cricket.

    This is important as it allows batsman to get into the correct positions to play any shot. Also being balanced will allow the batsman to comfortable move forward and backwards in the crease as they prepare themselves to get in the line of the ball as they play the shot.

  1. I am planning and doing a five week training programme to improve aspects of ...

    Reversibility- the Principle of reversibility implies that you "use it or lose it." This simply means that your muscles hypertrophy with use and atrophy with disuse. It is important to find a balance between stress and rest. There must be periods of low intensity between periods of high intensity to allow for recovery.

  2. Gaelic football

    This is advantageous in all walks of life, and especially in sports, of which Gaelic football is no exception. The stronger you are the more force you can generate in each movement, giving an advantage when challenging for possession or in any other action that involves strength.

  1. Skills, Techniques and Tactics for 5 a side Football and Basketball.

    Tackling- When tacking in football you should make sure you are fully committed to the tackle otherwise you will not make the tackle very well. A very good tackler is John Terry. Goalkeeping- When goalkeeping in a 5-a-side match you need to make sure you stay low this is because the goals are lower than usual.

  2. PE coursework - football

    A very good example of this yet extreme is Luis Suarez in the world cup. He famously stopped the ball from going in with his hands which is against the rules so is similar to what I was talking about.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work