From channels to half-spaces, the idea of “space” is fundamental in football tactics. Learn how professional analysts and coaches see space on the pitch.
The idea of “space” is fundamental to football tactics. Creating space, finding space, playing in the channels or between the lines: all these tactical approaches are about space.
To analyse football matches, a performance analyst needs to understand how elite coaches and players see space on the pitch.
This level 2 module shows you how the professionals use the idea of space to understand football. You’ll learn how to describe the way a team uses and creates space. Then you’ll see how to use these ideas to analyse opponents and develop your team’s tactics.
The module finishes with an interactive exercise giving you the opportunity to analyse an opposition team’s use of space in preparation for a FIFA World Cup match.
This module is CPD accredited.
This model is part of a Level 2 Qualification
This Course Includes:
The information you’ll learn in this module was provided by a performance analyst who has worked under Marcelo Bielsa and in the Premier League.
He worked closely with our award-winning content team to create a fully-interactive course based on his expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience creating digital learning for football professionals.
This standalone module is a thorough introduction to a key tactical idea. As well as budding analysts, it could deepen the understanding of sports journalists, players, early-career coaches and fans.
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Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.
You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.
You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.
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