with Butch Lauffer, West Texas A & M University Head Men's & Women's Soccer Coach; USSF Class "A" license, Irish Football Association (Grade 1 license), United European Football Assoc. (Class "A" license) & UEFA pro license.
In the early 90's, Coach Lauffer taught and used zone play with great success. His teams were the forerunners of this type of play and he has continued to develop the zone concepts over the past 15 years. Lauffer indicates that zone play is a methodical and logical way to defend in today's game. Three main zone defense priorities are: Defender pressures the ball, defender covers the first defender and other players cover/balance. Zone defending demands clear responsibility between the players and all other lines. The goalkeeper must be active and vertical in his positional play. A whole team concept is needed to successfully play the zone and requires players to think defense and offense at the same time. To work on specific situations, the 6 v 4 game puts players in game-like settings. To build a strong zone, Lauffer examines strategies for attacking the zone as well. There is not a lot of information on breaking down the zone, which makes Coach Lauffer's coaching methods and teaching points invaluable for successfully implementing the zone. Because the zone is a staple in today's game, coaches can use this DVD to their advantage to win more games.
68 minutes. 2006.