This work is an international guide to building a style of play around the strengths of the team's players. Two coaches of the Danish national team teach soccer's four primary systems of play and then break down the different strategies, tactics and styles of play that can be used to counter every kind of opponent. Coaches can choose from attacking and defensive styles within each primary system, depending on the players and the conditions within the game. It also shows coaches how to benefit from the classic systems of the international soccer powers, including the Latin, British, Norwegian, South American and African styles of play. After coaches determine the optimal system and style for their teams, they will learn how to counter opponents' tactics and how to teach their chosen system, style and tactics through practice instruction and drills. The book includes detailed diagrams and plans of action for implementing the systems, styles and tactics.
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Jens Bangsbo has been playing and coaching soccer for more than 35 years. He spent 15 years as a top-level player in Denmark, playing more than 400 matches in the top Danish league. In international play, he represented Denmark as both a youth player and as a member of the "A" national team.An instructor at the Danish Football Association since 1986, Bangsbo has published more than 100 articles on soccer and conditioning, and he has written "Fitness Training in Football - A Scientific Approach." Birger Peitersen is also one of Denmark's top soccer figures, having coached the Danish Women's National Team and the national champions of the men's league, and also serving as staff coach of the Danish Football Federation. In 1982, he received the highest coaching award in Denmark, the Diploma in Elite Soccer Coaching. Peitersen was the expert commentator for International European Matches on Danish television in the UEFA Champions League and for Danish Radio at the World Cup in 1990 and 1998 and the European Championships in 1992 and 1996.