Teams are encouraged to play out from the back, and look for movement from central defenders to split. This creates space for the centre midfielders to rotate and show composure on the ball.
Whilst in possession, the style of play encouraged in moving the ball through the central thirds, always looking to play forwards where possible keeping the ball on the floor.
During. attacking movements, the team looks to play through balls in between the opponent’s defensive line.
Defenders are confident in possession and look to use the goalkeeper, whom has good composure with her footwork when starting attacking movements to generate overloads and options when playing from the back.
Teams should be discouraged from the mere long ball option to the forwards, but at times this has allowed the ball to be held up well whilst the use of pace from our wingers have created movement and space to create chances.
Within the foundation stage, we encourage to be positive within possession and being confident of trying new things with the ball using team mates to combine to score goals
Out of Possession
Teams should organised to be structured and organised whilst out of possession, and to work together to press and intelligently close down the ball, space and mark opposition to win the ball back by either tackling the opponent or force an error.
The central midfielders whilst out of possession look to break up play by ensuring the opponents central players are limited to the time they are allowed on the ball, whilst wide players look to be compact in play to ensure the opponents are limited to either playing into wide areas or playing backwards.
The forward players sometimes are asked to drop back to either mark opposition or occupy space should a counter attack arise.
Players should enjoy winning the ball back whilst being difficult to beat in a 1v1 situation , whilst being positive and creative in your positioning and ability to win the ball
During transition period of possession players should be react quickly and positively to the first individual action when both attacking and defending and react instinctively and intelligently when possession is regained, recognising opportunities to disorganise the opposition. Manage the state of the game when opportunities to attack are limited.
Players should react in defensive transition should look to prevent progression by disrupting or destroying momentum, forcing errors and protecting the goal
React quickly and positively when the ball is won or lost and have a range of individual options and actions.
Positive and intelligent attacking reactions
Have a positive attitude when possession is regained, travelling quickly with and without the ball. Take every opportunity to attack, create and score goals.
Positive and intelligent defensive reactions
Try to win the ball back quickly and prevent opponents from starting attacks. Be proactive when the ball is lost and have confidence in your ability to defend.