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Last update : 09-08-2013

Defense zone
Playname : Three man zone


1

Three Man Zone.
The basis of this defence is to stop a strong
Centre Forward and to force long shots.
For this defence you need a good goalkeeper (espically long shots).
Mobile players.
Awarness
Team Work.
How it Works:
The defenders 2 and 7 must Full Press and be in passing lanes.
Defenders 3,4,5 are the dropping defenders to steal the ball if it is play in, to assist goalkeeper in blocking shots.






2

If Attacker 3 has the ball:
Defenders 2 and 7 are full press in passing lanes.
Defender is closing down attacker 3 with arm raised to cover near corner shot!
Defender 4 is back covering the pass into the centre forward.
Defender 5 is still covering fairly close to attacker 5 to stop cross pass.





3

If Attacker 4 has the ball:
Defenders 2 and 7 are full press and in passing lanes.
Defenders 3 and 5 are dropping back to help centre back.Defender 5 drops a little further than defender 3.
Defender 4 is moving up to close down attacker 4 and blocking the shot to the goalies right.
REMEMBER:
If attackers 3, 4, and 5 are pushed out to far DON'T follow them as it will be to hard to help the centre back out.




4

If Attacker 5 has the ball:
Defender 3 is fairly tight to stop the quick cross pass.
Defender 4 is dropping back to stop pass into centre forward.
Defender 5 is moving out and blocking the near corner shot.




Play submitted by : Tom Ashton
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