We all know how devastating the 4-3-3 formation can be. It continues to be harnessed by highly attacking teams, such as Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea, to create scoring opportunities in abundance. But it can be tricky organizing training sessions that build your players’ understanding of how to play it as effectively as elite sides.
Dutch 4-3-3 Build from the Back features a complete coaching seminar led by Marco Koolman from the Netherlands. In the session he explains exactly how he develops league winning teams to be able to build from the back and to link with the midfield and frontline. Get instant access when you place your order and you can watching these videos within minutes.
In this video series you see the fundamentals of the 4-3-3 explained and demonstrated by the participating players. This includes how to link the defense with the midfield, how to make your midfield positions more fluid and less predictable and how to create channels to get the ball to the third man.
When reading training manuals it can be difficult to visualize how the principles work in action. Now you can watch the core principles in action and learn insights you can use on the training pitch to improve your team’s understanding of how to build attacks from the back using the 4-3-3 effectively.
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Ever since it exploded onto the international scene, to counter England’s rigid 4-4-2, the 4-3-3 has become one of the game’s dominant formations. It spread rapidly from its birthplace in the Netherlands to be adopted by teams at every level across the world. However, a team’s success at playing the 4-3-3 can vary considerably based on its players’ understanding of its core principles.
Dutch 4-3-3 Build from the Back is a video series focused on building an attack from the backline. It features a complete coaching session led by head coach of the Holy Cross, Marco Koolman, on how to build your team’s understanding of playing in the first two-thirds. From warm-ups to keep possession through to linking defense with attack and building a highly unpredictable three man midfield, he provides a coaching blueprint for improving your team’s capability at playing this highly attacking formation.
Marco Koolman was raised on Total Soccer as a teenager growing up in the Netherlands. He then moved to the US in 1991 to study business administration at Gannon University and to launch a highly successful coaching career.
His first coaching role began straight after completing four years playing for Gannon’s Golden Knights, where he attained the team’s second highest ranking ever for assists with 44 to his name. Building on the respect built as a player, Koolman took over the team’s coaching responsibilities for six seasons and won the NSCAA National Coach of the Year award in his third season.
After leaving the Golden Knights, Koolman became head coach at the Franklin Pearce University. While there he helped the Ravens to make six consecutive appearances in the NSCAA Tournament and national runners up in 2005. This led to him being named NSCAA New England Coach of the Year an additional three times. In 2007 the team finally claimed the NCCAA Division II National Championship, earning Koolman another National Coach of the Year award to add to his rising tally.
Koolman’s growing reputation then took him to Boston College as associate head coach in 2009. While there he helped the Eagles to the third round of the NCAA tournament and a 10-5-5 record. A stint as head coach and Director of Soccer at Spire Institute then followed before Koolman was appointed head coach at the College of the Holy Cross. At his new home, Koolman has amassed a 201-75-28 record, the 13th all time highest in NCAA Division II history.
This special video series features a complete coaching seminar led by Dutch coach Marco Koolman on how to train your team in the mindset to build attacks from the back playing the 4-3-3 formation.
Koolman begins the session with a possession focused warmup while he assesses the playing strengths of the players and highlights the importance of trying to move the ball forwards at all times. The session is then shifts to demonstrate how to develop the third man in midfield who can run into space and create passing options for the player on the ball.
The opposition is encouraged to keep closing down the ball to highlight the passing options created by a fluid three man triangular midfield. The third man is generally unmarked or able to easily break free of the marking opposition player, enabling them to either support the player on the ball or make penetrating runs into space.
The session then looks at the role of the backline in starting attacks. Koolman explains how to find the free man and how to link with the midfield to generate attacks. He then uses the session to highlight the principles of moving the ball quickly, finding space and penetrating the final third of the pitch.
A rotating midfield is the key to playing the 4-3-3 effectively. It makes it hard for the opposition teams to predict attacks and where penetrating passes are going to be played. Koolman also explains the importance of resetting the team at the beginning of each attack, with the ball secured and the shape rebuilt before the team advances forwards.
Koolman ends the session with a free play session where players put into practice the principles covered, such as the timing of runs, patterns of play and quick passing.
Coach Marco Koolman in action during a game
The 4-3-3 formation was born in the Netherland as Total Soccer. It got its name from the focus on technique and dedication to keeping the ball on the ground and passing over booting long balls up the pitch. Dutch 4-3-3 Build from the Back gives you a virtual pitch side seat and watch an entire seminar led by Dutch coach Marco Koolman on how to build attacks from the back and create an unpredictable midfield harnessing the 4-3-3.
From watching the complete video series, you will gain:
Essentially Dutch 4-3-3 Build from the Back gives you the blueprint for a complete coaching session for improving how your team plays the formation. Whether you coach amateur sides or teams at a higher level, there are many valuable insights you will gain from the seminar which you can utilize on the training pitch to improve how your team harnesses one of the game’s dominant formations.
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While playing styles vary further up the pitch, one thing all the elite sides have in common when playing the 4-3-3 is that they build attacks starting from the backline. Getting your players used to playing this way, and knowing the best ways to link the defense with the attack, can be difficult to achieve with conventional drills alone. In this video series you can watch how to run an entire training session focused on developing the mindset for building attacks from the defense in the 4-3-3 formation.
In Dutch 4-3-3 Build from the Back Marco Koolman explains all the core principles of building attacks from the defense and how to develop an unpredictable midfield harnessing the 4-3-3. With the session covering warm-ups through to organized training to free play, this video series provides a complete coaching session for improving your players’ ability to play one of the dominant formations in soccer.
P.S. Dutch 4-3-3 Building from the Back features a complete coaching seminar presented by Dutch coach Marco Koolman. In the session he explains all the core principles of harnessing the 4-3-3 to build attacks from the defense and how to link them with an unpredictable triangle midfield to create more attacking opportunities and more goals.
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