Training Tip: Fullback positioning

Improve your positioning at fullback with this key tip

May 15, 2024

Intelligent positioning is one of the most important attributes a defender can possess in football. This applies particularly to fullbacks.

Fullbacks have a multifaceted role on the pitch. They need to find the balance between staying connected to the rest of their defensive unit whilst also ensuring they do not allow the opposition too much time and space out wide.

Making the right positional decision as a fullback can be challenging. That’s why we’ve shared this simple, yet highly effective, tip to improve this aspect of your game. Watch now ↓

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Virtual reality training in football

Another way players can improve their defensive positioning is by training with Be Your Best.

Be Your Best is football training in virtual reality (VR) used by professional players and clubs across the world. One player who trained with Be Your Best to improve his defensive positioning was Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni.

This season (23/24), the French international used Be Your Best to prepare for a game against Osasuna. Tchouameni, typically a central midfielder, used VR to practice playing as a centre back days before the fixture.

Tchouameni says that VR helps him to develop his spatial awareness, anticipation, and reaction time. He also added that training in VR makes it more fun and engaging. He believes that VR gives him an edge over his rivals, as he can prepare for any situation that might occur on the pitch.

If you are interested in improving your scanning and game intelligence, start training with Be Your Best today →

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