Game Plan: NF vs Western Guilford 10/14/2013 NoFo Stadium 6:00 pm
LT EZ DS NU DC AR LA OR RR EG JV JM Attacking Shape in Final Third KEY PAIRS: Jonathan has the ball on left side of field and has dribbled up the field into the open space, so: Joel/Juan Luis/Andy Meno/Jona- than KEY GROUPS: Mid-field triangle. Back-4. AR JR JG JM … the rest of the back-4 (Joel, Juan and Andy) have shifted left. TARGET FORWARD
LT EZ DS NU DC AR LA RR EG JV JM AR JG JM JR OR Here, Jonathan has the ball and wants to pass to Meno. Meno is marked tightly. How to create passing lanes-move into space with “dummy” moves to create seperation from the opponent marking you. OPTION 1 (The “UP-BACK”): Of course, the whole attacking block moves forward as the ball is played forward. Forwards are looking to sweep in to the goal-posts for a continous movement on goal. If the opposing backs drop hard, the one of our outside backs can move up to the front line to give us even more width up top. Our intention is to keep possession using our mid-field triangle and our backs to keep possession in their end of the field. However, the three members of the back-4 who have not move up much concern themselves with a possible counter attack: Two of them mark the opponents forwards tightly and look to step in front and cut off a pass to their feet or at least to keep them from turning and thereby delay the opponents counterattack. Jonathan plays to Meno”s feet, makes a short diagonal run underneath, receives the ball back from Meno, and then plays to a third man, say, the target man, Oscar, who has checked back to receive Jonathan’s forward pass. Our remaining back drops deep and acts like a free sweeper. While this action is taking place, the holding center-mid (Jasson) must hold for security.
LT EZ DS NU DC AR LA OR RR EG JV or Back-4. AR JG JM JR How to create passing lanes:move into space with “dummy” moves to create seperation from the opponent marking you. OPTION #2: Meno makes a “dummy” move as the ball came to Jonathan, or on his first touch----to create seperation from the opponent marking him. JM or This “clears space” for teamates to move into. Second Movement up-top to “pull” the game forward: Attacking- mid slides up into the now vacant space left at the “D”, First Movement up-top to “pull” the game forward: Center Forward moves into space on the flanks. Play to space. ETC.
LT EZ DS NU DC AR LA RR EG JV JM Back-4. AR JR JG JM OR How to create passing lanes-move into space with “dummy” moves to create seperation from the opponent marking you. OPTION #3: Anyone can pass the ball ON THE GROUND directly to the target forwards feet. He can lay off to a winger or attacking mid-fielder and spin out for a return pass. Or possibly he can turn on a tightly marking opponent or take him on 1-v-1 and shoot.
LT EZ DS NU DC AR LA OR AR RR JG JR EG JV JM EC Center backs : almost always stay back to cover a counter. How to stay balanced when attacking: + 1 free player who sweeps JM Always have 1 defender stay behind to mark each countering opponent from behind
LA OR AR RR JR EG JV JM JG Keeper should always position himself in the line of the ball to the center of the goal, to guard against a long shot. EC When the ball is in the final third, he should also come out far enough to quickly redistribute a bad clearance by the opponent to the opposite side that the ball came from… … always repositioning himself to be available for a back-pass and to redistribute the ball again… … and to be in position to cover the goal in case of a breakdown and lost possesion.