Essay on Challenges: Attack and Space Recognition

Submitted By VeraBernabe
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1. Play forward – if you can’t give the ball to a team mate who can (attacking principle)
2. Play 1 touch football when it is on to do so to set up attacks quickly (changing the tempo of the game)
3. Not to give the ball back to the player who gave it you (3rd player movement)
4. Set up attacks by lending the ball to team mates and getting it back (wall passes, give and get)
5. Attack and score without using your team mates (RWTB and dribbling)
6. As a team – keep the ball for 5 consecutive passes before setting up an attack (developing possession)
7. Develop a scoring chance within 3 passes of gaining possession (counter attack)
8. Score with a header, volley or shot from 20 yds (attacking or defending headers and volleys – long range shooting or defensive blocks)
9. See and use space in between and outside opponents to set up attacks (space recognition)
10. Score 1 touch from 6 yds or less (quick finishing)
11. Use wide areas of the pitch to set up attacks down the middle (developing width to attack)
12. Over load wide areas to set up scoring chances (spreading out, support play out wide, switching the point of attack)
13. Win the ball back to counter attack (compactness, marking positions, interceptions, spoiling, tackling, stopping turns, delaying, cover and balance)
14. Play 2 touch or 1 touch football when it is on to do so (decision making linked to quick play – 1st touch to change the angle of the pass)
15. Play 1 touch or at least 3 touch football (decision making linked to quick passing or playing forward)
16. Visit wide areas of the pitch twice before setting up attacks (attacking down the flanks or switching play)
17. Retain the ball after winning a tackle or interception ( developing possession)
18. Decide when its best to dribble or pass to beat opponents (decision making linked to passing or dribbling skills)
19. Decide when its best to pass to feet or pass to space (decision making linked to the movement of team mates)
20. NOT to let the ball bounce when receiving (decision making linked to controlling the ball at varying heights and speeds)
21. Help each other as quickly as you can (support play, movement off the ball, pressurisation)
22. Receive the ball in a new grid (movement off the ball)
23. Receive the ball in a grid a team mate has just left free (space recognition)
24. Deliver a pass across, through or over 2 grids when its on to do so (longer passing – if directional hit strikers)
25. Defend 3 out of 4 areas in the middle third (compactness/when to mark players and