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For your 7v7 to 9v9 move this season this game uses a funnel shape for the attacking team to exploit overloads and get behind or find gaps in the opposition defence. Look for lots of shots on goal and for success in overload situations.
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Working with your players
Tactical Intentions? Are these clear and simple, avoid over complicating. Think , what do we intend to do when in possession – in transition – when out of possession
Attacking team with the overload attack the funnelled end to score.
The defending team must try and stop the attack with blocking, interceptions, tackling and pressing. If they win the ball they try to score in the target goals.
Attackers must try to use the overload to get behind the defence with actions like switching play and quick one-twos.
Look for dribbles, good movement to drag defenders away and shots at goal.
Attacking team must get behind or through the defence
If the defending team wins the ball they attack the target goals
Dribble using the leg furthest away from the defender and try to use the outside of the foot
Try to take the defender into areas that are more attacking to take the initiative
Use feints and skills to create space and give time on the ball
Finish on goal as soon as possible
Movement is key to keeping the defender at bay
Be ready for quick transition if the ball is lost
Always know where the ball is and player they are marking
Position the body sideways so reaction speed is faster
Be on balls of feet so reaction also quicker
Use defensive feints to trouble the attacker and cause mistakes
When attacker is close eyes on ball not on player
Don't jump in and make it easier for the attacker
If beaten by the attacker's skill sprint to the goal to defend it
The defence must keep their lines tight and narrow so as not to get beaten.
It is very important that defenders win the second ball after an attacking player shoots on goal.
Be ready for quick transition if the ball is won
One or two touch for the attacking team to make it harder or take a defender out to make it easier
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