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Marcelo Bielsa - Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams (eBook)


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  • 124 Pages
  • 9 Game Situations
  • 9 Sessions
  • 35 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level


Coaching Build Up Play Against High Pressing Teams

Learn to Coach "The Bielsa Way" - Building Up Play Against High Pressing Teams with 9 Full Sessions (35 Practices) based on 9 Game Situations from the Tactics of Marcelo Bielsa.

This incredible FULLCOLOUR ebook helps coaches improve improve their training sessions to build up play against high pressing teams, using the tactics of Marcelo Bielsa. .

Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coach and has produced extensive analysis of Marcelo Bielsa in 9 different tactical situations, supported with 9 full training sessions (35 practices). Athanasios is the author of some of the best-selling Football Coaching books, most notably 'Jurgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics', 'Coaching the Juventus 3-5-2' and 'FC Barcelona Training Sessions', which won the Italian FA Award for “Best Coaching Book” in 2014.

Marcelo Bielsa eBook 

The book includes Marcelo Bielsa's tactics (and playing philosophy) for:

  • Building up play from the back against high pressing teams
  • Full analysis of his 4-2-3-1, 3-3-3-1 and 3-4-3 formations

Marcelo Bielsa's attacking philosophy includes a mix of:

  • Short and long passing
  • Moving the ball to the free player through 'link players'
  • Creating numerical advantages
  • Dragging opposition players out of position and exploiting the gaps created

Marcelo Bielsa is a highly respected coach and is famous for his innovative playing style, tactics and formations. He has had a massive influence on football across the world and on other top coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jorge Sampaoli and Gerardo Martino.

The aim of the book is to use the innovative tactics of Marcelo Bielsa to provide a complete guide of how to build up play effectively against high pressing teams.

To successfully build up from the back, the team in possession has to follow four steps:

  • Step 1: Provide a free passing option for the goalkeeper
  • Step 2: Move the ball to the target or free player
  • Step 3: Create a numerical advantage in specific areas of the pitch
  • Step 4: Take advantage (exploit) the numerical advantage

Each chapter has extensive analysis for a tactical situation based on Marcelo Bielsa's tactics and is then followed by a full session to help all coaches adapt the tactics into training sessions for their team.

  • Chapter 1: Building Up Play from the Back Against 2 Forwards
  • Chapter 2: Moving the Ball to the Target Player on the Weak Side
  • Chapter 3: Building Up Play from the Back Against 1 Forward
  • Chapter 4: Creating and Exploiting 3 v 2 Situations Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 5: Attacking Solutions with a 3 v 3 Situation Near the Sideline
  • Chapter 6: Creating and Exploiting Space in a 4 v 3 (or 4 v 4) Situation Around the Ball Area
  • Chapter 7: Building Up Play Against Ultra-Offensive Pressing
Age Group: U11 - U14, U15 - U19, U20 - Pro
Autor: Athanasios Terzis

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July 10, 2022 19:18



February 20, 2022 19:37

Sehr gut

Sehr gut, ich bin voll zufrieden.

December 19, 2021 11:06

Gerne wieder

Top Buch

January 4, 2021 17:01

Wie denkt der Offensivmagier

Sehr gutes Buch, welches einem die Denke des Traineridols näher bringt. Keine Angst vor dem Englisch, man kommt wirklich gut rein.

August 22, 2020 09:28

Kaufempfehlung für die Formation 4-2-3-1

interessante taktische Auseinandersetzung mit der Spielweise von Coach Bielsa. Super Trainingseinheiten

August 10, 2020 10:07

Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Sehr umfangreich

Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Sehr umfangreich

July 24, 2020 11:20

Fantastic book for all those who want to know more about Bielsa!

I have admired Bielsa, since watching his team at the Olympics. With him being back in focus at Leeds United, I bought this book and can only recommend it! If you want to know what philosophy is behind his coaching and why Leeds is back after 16 years in the second division, it is a must buy!