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Walrus

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So im watching some basketball on TV and noticed some teams playing full court man to man, some playing a trapping defence when teams cross center.  In hockey you have what is called a " left wing lock" it's basically a zone trap for teams that aren't that great hoping opponents will turn the puck over a mid ice.  So it got me thinking.  What is the equivalent of that in soccer?  I mean, you cant always press very high because good teams will find a way around it, or in the younger age groups, the big strong defender with a big boot will boot it down the field to that one quick forward who is generally be 1vs 1 with your keeper and score.  I guess my question would be?  In soccer, what is equal to a trap like in basketball or hockey that i just mentioned?
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something like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTuTegVp2vc

play is on one side.
one player tries to force play on that side.
another tries to block passing lane.
first try to intercept.
if the pass is complete, press from 3 directions.
 
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This is excellent.  Thanks
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you've got me wondering if my 6v6 indoor team can apply the 1-3-1 neutral zone trap from hockey. I kinda think we could pull it off at times, since we naturally already do sometimes without any forethought.
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Pressing very in football takes a high nitro energy from the players as a team but High press without proper approach will end your team going on counter attack. There zones on the soccer pitch that needs lots of understanding. Pressing in attack, pressing in mid and pressing in [comp][comp]defense. All this need proper session program and players mental approach rather than going on press with dark glasses on their face.
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Pressing is a state of mind NOT just a tactic
If only one or two do it then its wasted
Press too high and you are vunerable to the over mid through ball
Press too low and you are vunerable to the talented dribbling opponent

The BIG problem is that most players dont realise the importance of moving AS the ball is moving to the opponent and the press only starts when the opponent has received the ball - thats WAY too late.
True pressure is movement towards the opponent likely to receive BEFORE the ball is played.
This makes receivers play earlier than they wanted to, or even make a mistake on the reception of the pass

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Good advice Kev.
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Great light Coach Kev..
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