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Unlock the attacking instincts of the 4-3-3 with these drills focused on developing the technical, tactical and offensive skills that take the formation to the next level

If you love to score goals, you’ll love the drills in this book! Training Sessions for the 4-3-3 is a special book focused on developing the mindset, technical skills and attacking attitude needed to play the 4-3-3 to devastating effect. Every aspect of the 4-3-3 is covered, so you can deliver more focused training session and give your players the skills to score more goals on match day.


Dear Coach,

Are you struggling to improve the attacking instincts of your team when playing the 4-3-3? Do they run out of ideas on how to get the ball into the box? Or how to beat the opposition to get through on goal? If so, you will want to check out the drills and exercises in Training Sessions for the 4-3-3.

Based on seven months of research and training with a professional Academy team, this book reveals all the drills and exercises you need to transform your team into a devastating attacking force. This highly focused book is packed to the brim with training drills for improving different aspects of the 4-3-3. This includes finalization exercises to improving passing and dribbling; technical circuits that mirror real game situations in the 4-3-3; tactical exercises for developing the situational awareness of where to play the ball and offensive plays for getting the ball into the box.


When harnessed all together, this book gives you a complete training plan for playing the 4-3-3 effectively. Along with improved technical skills, your players will know where they need to be and where to play the ball in order to start scoring prolifically with this highly attacking formation.

Lucas“As the Director of Coaching of a club in Florida, I have asked the coaches to begin teaching our kids the 4-3-3 system this year.  Most of our coaches are familiar with the system by watching or coaching against it.  This book helps break the system down to its most basic areas.
The author has made it simple to understand to all coaches, regardless of education, by showing examples through diagrams of this system at the technical then tactical level.  He also incorporates tactical functional sessions that my coaches can use in their training sessions to help our players grasp the new system.
I really like the fun games that we can use to get the players excited about the session.One last thing is that he explains differences in the attacking and defending systems of the 442 and 433 schemes that can benefit any coach.  For me personally, I like the “shadow play” exercises that are shown.” – Timmy Lucas, Director of Coaching, Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club, FL

“The drills in this book present a modern approach for a formation fast returning to dominance”

The 4-3-3 first exploded into world soccer when the Dutch introduced the concept of total soccer and a more fluid style of play designed to counter England’s rigid 4-4-2. The greater attacking options of the 4-3-3 saw it rise to dominance throughout Europe, and it became the formation of choice for elite sides.

The 4-3-3’s strengths lie in harnessing the athleticism of agile, mobile and versatile soccer players. It relies on creating lots of passing options to exert dominance over the opposition in the middle of the field and to maintain possession. For this reason it is highly favored by attacking sides with strong forwards and speedy wing backs.

Over the last decade the 4-3-3 lost ground to the more fashionable 4-2-3-1. But that is beginning to change now that the defensive frailties of the 4-2-3-1 are being exposed and elite coaches prefer the time proven strength and reliability of the 4-3-3.


Training Sessions for the 4-3-3 provides all the drills you need to replicate elite sides that play the 4-3-3, including Liverpool, Portugal and Barcelona. What’s more, it shows you how to adopt a high pressure, ball hungry philosophy, with adventurous wing backs bombing forwards and a team able to create passing options all over the pitch.

“A training guide built on seven months of study and analysis of the best drills for coaching the 4-3-3 and developing a highly attacking side by an experienced coach”

LopesMoreiraThe author of Training Sessions for the 4-3-3, Renato Lopes Moreira, has been involved in soccer coaching ever since graduating from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil, coaching in schools and clubs across the city.

In addition, Moreira has participated in many of Brazil’s popular soccer coaching events, including Footecon and FCB School Coach Clinic.

In 2009 Moreira coached at Ipatinga Futebol Clube U-15 before leaving to coach at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP) as a Technical Coach of Physical Education, training both indoor soccer teams of UFOP. In 2013 he coordinated a project for U-15 and U-17 players, in partnership between UFOP and Association Athletic Aluminas. Moreira was the technical coordinator of the project, responsible for bringing the coaches together to define the model of play and training exercises.

What’s covered in Training Sessions For the 4-3-3

The drills in this book are divided into sections to focus on different aspects of the 4-3-3. This enables you to pick them out and drop them into training to improve any area of your formation you think is weak. Along with an extensive and wide array of drills, Training Sessions for the 4-3-3 also provides insights on how you can adapt the formation to match the capabilities of your players.

Chapter 1 – Schemas Used

In the first chapter Moreira looks at the roles and responsibilities of players in the 4-3-3 based on his own team’s playing style. First of all he analyses their previous style of playing using a 4-4-2 before they transitioned to a 4-3-3. In particular, he describes how they utilized one attacking winger on the left and a more defensive winger on the right. This reflects how you can adapt the formation to suit the attributes of your players and the way you want to play.

Chapter 2 – Warm Up Exercises

In this chapter you’ll find some highly unconventional warmup drills you’re unlikely to find anywhere else! If the Dead or Alive, Funny Warm Up or Pass Through the Pitch aren’t yet part of your training preparations they might soon be as they enable you to create invigorating and fun warmup sessions for your players.

Chapter 3 – Finalization Exercises

The drills in this chapter focus on developing the dribbling, passing and movement of your players. These drills will help your players to increase their speed of play and their ability to beat defenses with smooth passing moves.

Chapter 4 – Technical Circuits

Moreira explains how to setup advanced training circuits with a variety of exercises and drill stations. All of the elements in these technical circuits can be adjusted, such as the exercises in each circuit and the number of touches, to increase the challenge and intensity for players.

Chapter 5 – Tactical Exercises

Goals are utilized in these sessions to create small sided games that will improve the ability of your players to find space, to play with pace and to develop situational awareness. The number of touches, time limit and the addition of a joker are just three ways these drills can be adjusted to increase the level of competitiveness.

Chapter 6 – Offensive Plays

The final chapter provides drills for improving the movement and positioning of your players in the 4-3-3. This includes how to create lines of attack that get the ball from the defensive midfielder to the front line, along with moving with speed to confuse the opposition.

What you will gain from Training Sessions For the 4-3-3

The 4-3-3 is rapidly coming back into fashion as the formation of choice for elite sides. It presents you with flexible and extensive array of attacking options compared to a more rigid 4-4-2, and when played well it can be very difficult to defend against. However, playing the 4-3-3 effectively is about much more than just putting your players in the right positions and telling them where to run. They need to be trained using drills focused on the mindset, tactics and technical skills needed to play the 4-3-3.

Training Sessions for the 4-3-3 focuses dead center on the drills needed to develop a highly offensive mindset and the skills to play the 4-3-3 effectively. From this book you will discover:

  • Insights into how the capabilities of your players influences how you play the formation
  • The roles and responsibilities of players in both defense and attack
  • How to organize defensive pressing in a 4-3-3
  • A series of warmup exercises you’re unlikely to find in another training manual, including Dead or Alive, Funny Warm Up and Pass Through the Pitch
  • Five finalization exercises for improving dribbling speed, passing and beating the defense
  • Four highly adjustable technical circuits for increasing the intensity and practicing dribbling and finishing
  • 18 tactical exercises for encouraging competitiveness between groups of players. These drills will improve your players space awareness, positioning ability to find gaps to receive the pass in the box
  • Nine offensive plays for developing your players’ tactical mindset, movement and positioning. These drills train your players how to create lines of attack from the defensive midfielder to the front line
  • Cumulatively, the drills in this book will improve the playing speed of your players, their dribbling skills, positioning and ability to create more scoring opportunities
  • Your players will have an enhanced understanding and mindset on how to play a fast paced, highly offensive 4-3-3

The 4-3-3 is the favored formation of many elite teams, including the Portuguese national side, Barcelona and Liverpool. However, whether they’re university teams or junior sides, players at every level can be trained to play the 4-3-3 more effectively harnessing the drills in Training Sessions for the 4-3-3.

Moreno“As a coach and coach trainer for our organization, I find this book is especially valuable for our 14-19 age group. The exercises and variations in group play assist our non and experienced coaches by helping them create training sessions of their own.  The technical parts of the book also make it easier for our coaches to include technical training as part of their training sessions in a manner that the players enjoy.  I have already used some of this book in my training sessions for Thursday and Friday and found it very useful. “ – Angel Moreno, S. Cal AYSO and club coach

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“Create a team able to press, rapidly transition into attack and able to create more attacking opportunities playing the 4-3-3”

Formations rise and fall in popularity all the time, and one formation enjoying a resurgence is the 4-3-3. Now that the defensive frailties of the fashionable 4-2-3-1 are becoming exposed, elite coaches are returned to this tried and tested formation that harnesses the talents of today’s agile and versatile players.

Now you can take your own team’s ability to play the 4-3-3 to the next level with Training Sessions for the 4-3-3. With drills covering finalization, technique, tactics and offense, Training Sessions for the 4-3-provides you with everything you need to improve your team’s ability to play this highly attacking formation.

So join the elite coaches returning to a formation that dominated soccer for decades and rediscover the offensive power of the 4-3-3.

Best Wishes,

Mike Saif

P.S. Training Sessions For the 4-3-3 provides all the drills you need to develop the mindset and technical skills needed to play this highly attacking formation effectively. From finalization exercises to technical circuits to offensive plays, everything is covered to improve your team’s ability to play the 4-3-3 at a technical and tactical level.

P.P.S If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the soccer coaching resources in Training Sessions For the 4-3-3 after six months then we will refund your purchase in full, no questions asked.

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