|Country:||United States of America|
|Rank:||Elite – 9 points|
Training Objectivies: Teach players the movements necessary to elude defenders, the value and importance of timing, and how those aspects of play help possesion. Teach players the options we have for a throw in, the movements of players and the ball and how to retain possession with a throw in. Teach players the touches to create space to get in on goal and the angles that give us the best option to finish. When to possess and when to go to goal.
What are the movements to elude defenders, and when does a player make them? What are the typical runs in each area of the field? How can these runs influence the timing of passes, our ability to read the play and predict the next pass, and play more fluid? Why is communication important for fast play? When do we take risks to penetrate, especially in 1v1 situations, & when should we make the safe pass to retain possession? What are our options for throwins?
Visual Cues: Seeing the timing of runs influences when & where to play the pass. If there is space, we can play into it, run into it to penetrate. This space can be wide, or high up the field. As the defensive team shifts, they can get out of shape and give us pockets of space to run into, combine quickly, and penetrate to goal.