Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA ‘B’ licence coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona
team, often described as the best ever.
This analysis has been used to produce 34 sessions (160 practices) including: quick passing functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.
Practice Topic Samples:
First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence
Passing Through the Midfield Line 3 Zone Possession Game
Changing the Direction of Play in a 2(+5) v 4 Possession Game
Creating Space for the Wingers in a Dynamic 2 Zone SSG
Using the Correct Body Shape in a 4v4 (+5) Possession Game
Creating Passing Options in a Dynamic End Line Game
Receive, Turn and Pass in Limited Space
Building Up From the Back Pattern of Play
5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game
Chain Reaction Pressing High Up the Pitch in Side Zones
Dynamic Pressing & Counter Attack Game
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Meet the Author
- UEFA 'B' coaching licence
- M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning
I played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching.
I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA
Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).
I have written 6 books
FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending.
(English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
and Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid:
A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English & Japanese)
Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think
teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.
I have watched Barcelona in most
of their league and Champions
league matches for the last seven
years and less frequently over the
past twenty years. I believe that
this Barcelona side is by far the
best Barcelona I have ever seen in
regards to their attractive style of
play and success in becoming the
best football side in the world.
have analysed Barcelona’s tactics
for this book, which together with
the teams’ incredible technical
ability allows Barca to perform their
attractive brand of football.
I have now decided to use my
tactical analysis to produce ready
made sessions for coaches to train
their teams the ‘Barca way.’
This book contains tactical and
technical exercises that have
been formulated from the tactical
situations which are presented in
my previous book ‘FC Barcelona:
A Tactical Analysis’.
We analyse deeply how and why
Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, possibly
the best team of all time, used
their specific tactics in different
We provide a training session
for each tactical situation with
We produce a guide for how
coaches can train the tactics used
by F.C. Barcelona.
My dream is to use my skills at the
The analysis of FC Barcelona's tactics has been used to produce 160 practices organised into
34 ready-made sessions. Each tactical situation is followed by a full session on that specific topic of FC Barcelona, with clear colour diagrams, detailed descriptions and coaching points.