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Tactical Situation Tests aka "Quizzies"

In the spring of 1988, German coach T.K. Trapp administered a 30-question quiz that designed for a group of coaches. The objective of the test was to examine and make the correct tactical decisions in each of the diagrammed situations. 

Eugene Chyzowych provided a copy of this test to Soccer Journal, where it ran as a six-part installment. This proved to be a highly popular feature, so much so that coaches were encouraged to offer their own contributions. The response was tremendous, building the library to nearly 200 tactical situations, which came to be known as "Quizzies." 

The NSCAA is pleased to offer a portion of these "Quizzies" as an online resource for coaches and players to help develop their situational awareness and decision-making skills. Select the Tactical Situational Test you wish to take below.

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Tactical Situation Tests

Studies have shown that outstanding soccer players make as many as 10 decisions per minute of a match. Each situation will be presented as a diagram, and you will have 20 seconds to make the correct tactical decision. 

On the diagrams, a dotted line indicates a pass, a solid line is a run, a wavy solid line is a dribble and a sharply-angled solid line indicates a sudden feint or move. Attacking players are shown as triangles, while defenders are circles.

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