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4-3-3 Roles and Responsibilities


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Goalkeeper #1

In DEFENSE:

1) Be vocal in organizing the defense. The goalkeeper must see the full field and direct players where to go.

2) Make quick and confident decisions to come off the line for balls; come out strong for balls in the air and in one-on-one situations.

3) Agile feet and sure hands for shot blocking.

In ATTACK:

1) Accurate distribution to defenders, midfielders, and forwards.

2) Support defenders for passes back.

3) Big and safe goal kicks and clearances.

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Outside Backs #2 and #3

In DEFENSE:

1) Immediate pressure on the ball when outside forwards are in possession of the ball.

2) Strong and confident tackles; no diving in.

3) Be compact to support central defenders and close down dangerous space

4) Provide depth and balance on the opposite side of attack; cover for other’s mistakes.

5) Scan the field to make certain all players are marked; no ball watching!

In ATTACK:

1) Provide outlet support for goalkeeper and central defenders.

2) Quick and accurate distribution to target forwards.

3) Think like an outside midfielder to provide width and option for switching attack.

4) Push up in attacking situations.

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Central Defenders # 4 and #5

In  DEFENSE:

1) Must be in constant communication with one another; play as one.

2) Delay central attack; strong and decisive tackles when appropriate.

3) Immediate pressure on the ball with the other in supportive space.

4) Stay compact centrally (dangerous space)

5) Cover for outside defenders if they are beaten.

6) Be strong in the air to clear balls sent in high.

In ATTACK:

1) Quick and accurate distribution to outside defenders or target forwards.

2) Provide depth support for midfielders.

3) Attempt to switch attacking sides of play when the ball is played to the center.

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Central/Holding Midfielder #6

In DEFENSE:

1) Deny the attack from entering the center of the field.

2) Become a second defender supporting outside back delaying striker.

3) Provide far-side coverage when an attack is on the opposite side of the field, making certain no far side players are left unmarked for crosses.

In ATTACK

1) Provide immediate support for drop passes.

2) Quick distribution to forwards followed by overlapping runs outside.

3) Strong runs down the line followed by accurate crosses.

4) Fill far-side space for switching attacking sides.

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Attacking Midfielders #8 and #10

In DEFENSE:

1) Immediate marking of opposing central midfield players.

2) Move in as a second defender to assist central defenders when defending in our 18-yard box.

3) Mark area at top of the box for any outside shots or drops.

4) Win balls in the air to clear of dangerous space.

In ATTACK:

1) Provide immediate support from targets to transition to quick attack.

2) Use combination play (give-and-go passes, take-over…) to create space in the center of the field

3) Switch side of attack when possible.

4) Take outside shots to high corners to catch keeper off their line

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Wing Forwards #7 and #11

In DEFENSE:

1) Apply immediate and intense pressure on opposing defenders with the ball.

2) Front defenders to deny drops and win balls that may come out.

3) Defend opposing outside back if they try to join the attack

In ATTACK:

1) Near side support and runs off of #9 (Central Forward) player; far side runs for quick switches.

2) Provide outlet support to defenders on side channels.

3) Look to switch to far-side forward.

4) Take space on through runs, overlaps, and corner runs; avoid running straight up the field.

5) Strong attacking runs in the box to finish crosses and follow-up opportunities.

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Central Forward #9

In DEFENSE:

1) 2nd defender pressure with other forwards.

2) Cover the “hole”, roughly halfway between penalty box and midfield, to win balls cleared by our defense or dropped by the opposite attack.

3) Communicate and organize defense from the attacking side.

4) Drop fully back to defend against restarts.

In ATTACK:

1) Play deep, off-shoulder to check back and receive as the primary target.

2) Look to spin and go.

3) Look for through runs past wing forwards and quick switches to far-side wings.

4) Take outside shots to high corners to catch keeper off their line

5) Go strong to the box to finish crosses and through balls.

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