Tactics in football / soccer: systems and formations

Tactical principles for your own successful football / soccer philosophy

with DFB pro-level coach Manuel Baum


Develop your own personal football / soccer philosophy

Make smart tactical decisions! Be one step ahead of the competition! Lead your team to success! Take a look at this clip "Comparing a flat 4-4-2 with a 4-2-3-1" from our video.

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Tactical principles : The framework for success

Everything you need to know about systems, formations and tactical subtleties in modern football. Be well-prepared in every phase of the match, know how to react to the opposing coach’s tactics, create numerical advantages and apply ideal spacing concepts.

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In-depth explanations by DFB-licensed pro-level coach Manuel Baum

Coach Baum has emerged as the leading tactics expert in German professional football. Now you have the chance to benefit from his expertise and become a tactical genius yourself. Lead your team to success!

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In cooperation with SpVgg Unterhaching’s youth academy which has been certified by the DFB

  • Manuel Baum
    Manuel Baum

    DFB-licensed pro-level coach

  • Manfred „Manni“ Schwabl
    Manfred „Manni“ Schwabl

    President of SpVgg Unterhaching
    Retired Bundesliga pro
    German national team player
    FC Bayern München
    1.FC Nürnberg
    TSV 1860 München
    3x Bundesliga champion
    German cup winner



  • Use the right attacking and defensive formations
  • 4-4-2 (flat & diamond), 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1
  • Tactical in-game adjustments
  • How to react to the opposing coach’s tactics
  • How does your team shift correctly?
  • How can you create numerical advantages?
  • How to avoid being short-handed
  • How to apply ideal spacing concepts
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