Press Like Klopp - Defensive Pressing Tacticsby Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA)
Put your team in a position to win balls closer to your opponents goal. Creating more scoring opportunities for your team and limiting the scoring opportunites for your opposers. In this course you will learn the defensive tactics used by Liverpool's own Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp chooses to defend from the front instead of the defending from the back. This form of defense is known as counter-pressing or Gegenpressing.
Erik Lane | Langham Creek HS
Coach Erik Lane has been a high school head soccer coach for 26 years posting a career record of 516-165-110. His teams have made the playoffs 22 times, capturing ten district championships, appearing in 8 regional final fours, five state tournaments and three state finals. He coached at Spring HS for 8 years, Brenham HS for 14 years and has been at Langham Creek HS in Cypress for the past four years. Prior to high school coaching, he was the head men’s coach at the University of Houston from 1989 - 1991, and posted a 10-6-4 regular season conference record over two seasons qualifying for the conference tournament both years. Coach Lane hasserved on the UIL advisor committee twice and has been involved with TASCO as a board member,
as TASCO President in 2007-2008 and in 2011, he was inducted into the TASCO Hall of Honor Erik Lane holds the USSF National Youth and National B Licenses and the NSCAA Advanced National and Premier Diplomas. He has also been active in select soccer coaching for almost 30 years and currently serves as Youth Academy Director for the Houston Texans Soccer Club - Cypress.