Game Puzzle - How can we regain possession high up the pitch more often?
Game Problem - During games we allow our opponents to have space to play as they move from their defending third through the midfield. We do try to press high up the pitch but the pressing is in … Continue reading
To help with the communication and understanding between coaches and players it’s necessary to have a clearly defined, common language where everyone involves knows what is meant by the terminology being used.
To enable clarity when discussing and working on passing and support we have chosen to use a colour … Continue reading
Game Puzzle – How can we increase the number of times we pass forward to progress an attack
Game Problem – During games we pass backwards or sideways when there are opportunities to play forward whilst still keeping possession. In particular decisions are made to play back to the goalkeeper when … Continue reading
The sessions delivered in our development programme are designed to give opportunities for the players to solve puzzles or problems related to the game.
Each puzzle or problem relates to one of the four phases of our possession based playing strategy which has been described elsewhere but … Continue reading
In our playing strategy we play with 2 holding midfield players, the number 4 and the number 8. Our number 4 and number 8 are the front pair of our “stability box” which is in place to give discipline and organisation to our structure whilst others operate with more freedom to go forward.
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