Build from the Back (to)

What is Build from the Back (to)?

Build from the Back (to) meaning (1) to start an offensive play with the goalkeeper or defenders, who subsequently pass possession on to the midfielders, and finally to the forwards. (2) to select players (for a team or for a game) to ensure that the defense is exceedingly competent.


reference: SoccerCoachingInternational’s Glossary of Soccer Terms