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Coaching the 4-3-3 [Paperback]

Massimo Lucchesi
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1 July 2005
A detailed tactical overview and analysis of the popular 4-3-3 system of play. This book is your guide to implementing the 4-3-3, from selecting your players through coaching and teaching every phase of play. Main topics include tactical principles, attacking schemes, transition and counterattack, and build up and finishing. Also includes several game situation exercises to reinforce these concepts.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Reedswain, Incorporated (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591640997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591640998
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars An honest review 30 July 2012
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Honestly, this book is written very simply in two distinctive parts: the player roles and duties (extremely briefly) and then page after page of hypothetical fantasy diagrammatic explanation.

Its not awful. But, you'd do yourself a hell of a favour and just scouring wordpress etc for free amateur writers who write about tactics and strategies.

If you've read any of the Ajax books/Brilliant Oranje etc - this is simply nowhere near their league. It's your average wordpress blogger who's written a book with a lot of 'I think', 'now lets look at' and 'here's a diagram I drew' pages...

But if you like that kind of stuff and you're not into well written, realistic coaching translation, mind opening stuff then this might be your thing.

Its simply your average arm chair football fan/football manager fan who has put together a whole of hypothetical solutions - made at root decision.

Glad I just got the ebook version and saved myself one or two pounds...

and by the way: (1)4-4-3 is 12 players?

and not once do you include the keeper as a third member of the 3v2 scenarios.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coaching the 4-3-3 27 Oct 2009
Massimo Lucchesi............remember the name and look out for his books on systems of play. I can't praise the book highly enough. It was set out in such a way to build up both the coaches understanding and how to produce practice sessions to enable a team to fully understand the system. Clear phases of play and defined positional guidance is given throughout. A must have to coach the 4-3-3 system. A great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to start with 28 Feb 2014
A general description of the roles and alternatives each player has in a very geometrical way of looking at the game. I liked though the concept of "open ball" or "closed ball" giving options to players on doing this or that depending on the possibilities given by the situation the player with the ball finds him/herself in. I think the book is good because the author only proposes to look at the system and alternatives in this universal way. The geometry of the system and the field is waht it is and you can still apply your own style.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent... 27 Feb 2010
But not perfect. It could have been but for the cheap translation job done on this work. I am actually pretty annoyed that for a book with '4-3-3' in its title could constantly refer to it as the '4-4-3' instead. Add to that the generally poor translation and it can be pretty confusing in parts.

Other than this, the work of the author himself is very impressive. The diagrams are clear and concise and it will give you a good idea of how to organize this formation while in possession or defending. I'd highly recommend this book to anybody who is starting out in coaching to give you a taste of basic tactical planning and simple approach play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 22 Mar 2012
By Futbol433 - Published on
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Excellent book. Clearly describes the role of each player in the 4-3-3 formation, provides some example build-up plays and also provides exercises to help the players get familiarized with the formation and their roles. Has plenty of diagrams to properly explain what is said in words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Resouce 1 Feb 2011
By SJW - Published on
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What I like most about this book is it gives you great detail and leaves out the fluff. I switched to a 4-3-3 this season and while I already had a good grasp in the formation the book proved to be a great resource.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dutch soccer my friends 24 Sep 2013
By MIGUEL SERRANO - Published on
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This book explains the way 4-3-3 formation should be played; simple enough to understand; it shows responsibilities for each position in this particular formation. RECOMMEND IT.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Philosophical Book 27 Aug 2013
By Kodak Jackson - Published on
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I bought this book because all I knew how to play was a sweeper/stopper formation. After reading this book I had a much better understanding of the 433 and what the formation is designed for. This book did not offer any drills that would be helpful to running a 433, just the tactical and philosophical ideas for the formation. If you need drills for players, I recommend Dutch Soccer Drills and Dutch Soccer Drills Volume II. Volume 1 is for individual drills and Volume 2 is for team drills.
1.0 out of 5 stars below average 2 Aug 2013
By Shad Beam - Published on
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Didn't meet expectations....this is antiquated and highly disappointing. This book does not talk philosophy and would be much more insightful if written or produced by Anson Dorrance.
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