|Country:||United States of America|
|Rank:||Elite – 6 points|
Session(s) Prior: Focused on defensive principals - Pressure and Cover.
Session S14: We are looking to focus on what happens when the ball is regained and played back to our defense. What is our instinct? Can we immediately play the ball out to the side(s) and if not can we combine with short passes in the middle to draw in the opposite and quickly find a long pass on the side to negate that player. Small combinations in the middle at the right moments in the game can create space on the sides after drawing in the opposition. This will allow us to quickly counter attack and maintain possession of the ball by playing into feet rather than forward and in the air. Review - defensive principals but apply it to the oppositions forwards and midfielders in Activity 3 and 4.