Practical haberdashery! I will teach you to choose and run around the court! (Super many pictures, be careful with traffic)

"Please pay attention to player marked in red in picture below and see how he moves and chooses positions."(There is a lot of content, please read carefully)


Kick ball into slot

When an opposing defender moves forward, he sees a good gap in front of him and immediately moves forward.

After receiving a pass from a player, launch an attack: turn left to catch ball, find a teammate advancing forward and immediately pass it.

After passing ball, immediately run forward and keep looking for good positions and opportunities. Before winger gets ball, he quickly penetrates opponent's defensive gap.

After winger receives ball, he runs forward to meet it. He did not shoot immediately after receiving ball, but cooperated with players, turning around and passing him immediately after receiving ball.


Always be aware of your surroundings

A good player always looks around, no matter what position he is in.

1. Every few seconds he always looks back to see what is in his immediate vicinity.

2. Be attentive, always keep your head up and observe from time to time. The only time he lowers his head is when he receives ball because he has checked area around him.

|The player marked in red in picture below, after his observation, ran to gap between two defenders and stepped forward to receive a pass from his teammate.

Just before receiving ball, he looked around and noticed that a couple of opposing players were picking up speed and trying to steal ball. Make an immediate decision and relinquish control of ball.

When you receive ball, kick it back with one foot so you don't miss ball. Then move on to other points, look for opportunities.



#1 Make sure you stand in space between two opposing players, this will make it easier for you to pass. Under normal circumstances, teammates will prefer to pass ball to you, who is in a better position.

It doesn't matter how much space you have where you are. But if you are standing behind or next to opponents, you have little chance of getting a good pass.

#2 A few suggestions for attackers: The player marked in red in picture below is in defensive line formed by opponent's four defenders, watching situation on field and always looking for a suitable position.

|At this point, he notices that midfielder is out of opposing full-back's defense and is in possession of ball. He raised his hand as a signal and deliberately took a small step back to get behind last defender.

The moment a teammate passed ball, he immediately went forward (not offside) and immediately chose a volley to spot where ball landed.

|In picture below, marked player is still on defensive line of opponent's backcourt. Just as he is about to counter-attack, he does not notice that defender behind him suddenly goes offside, but is ready to go forward to receive ball.

According to markings on yellow line, it can be seen that at moment of passing ball he was in an offside position, and then he tried to attack for profit, and was already in an offside position. Of course, this is just a video analysis after fact.

It only takes a few seconds from passing ball to attacking. If you are playing forward, you should pay attention to avoiding offsides, while defenders may try to make offsides.


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Revert #1

|In picture below, midfielder marked in red suddenly moves to backcourt, forcing defenders watching him to follow suit, then he suddenly turns around and accelerates to run , Return to created them space and hit the ball to a teammate.

| Next, we look at attacker in picture Accelerating backwards, approaching teammate in possession of ball. At this point, blue-marked defender remains outside penalty area because he does not want to give up area behind him.

This creates more space in front of attacker, who can more easily turn around and receive ball, as well as adjust to shot on goal.

|You can see right back behind marker. Once a teammate has possession of ball, they will immediately run away and enter passing lane.

At this time, defenders followed him, but he was noticed. He decided to turn left after catch and into middle of field. Under opponent's close defense, dribble to upper left side to find a pass and score ball.

#2 Change direction

|In picture below, marked player stepped back to receive ball and is in a good position to catch ball.

At moment ball is received, defender jumps up. While standing with his back to catch ball, he quickly turned to right to catch ball, and changed direction to attack with ball from inside, entering a large space.

|Below, two attackers go straight into defensive line, and opponent's defender should follow them.

The attacker is still going straight, while defender is still retreating. But one behind him suddenly moved inside, and guards guarding them had no choice but to continue to retreat.

Due to just one deflection inward, more space is created.

Shift #3

|In image below, marked midfielder is just starting to move at a running pace, while defenders are also running. But when a team-mate gets ball, he suddenly rushes past defender and runs out into open to catch ball.

This time, his running caused other defender to move inside to defend, which opened up space for another attacker to attack. After he receives ball, he immediately passes the ball to his teammates.

At right time and in right place, with assistance of teammates, passing ball, the sudden transition from a jog to a quick sprint, can often break through a defense.


Friendly reminder

|The straight run in picture below is what defenders prefer to see. They can determine direction of attacking players, as well as effectively intercept and defend from point to point in a certain area.

However, if attacker is inserted in a slash, it will make defense more difficult and create more opportunities.

|In image below, player is running diagonally, forcing center back to follow defense, creating a large space.

The player who receives ball from behind uses opportunity to dribble diagonally and cut inward into neutral zone. At this time, two central defenders in rear preferred to move sideways to block, and another zone became free. At this time, he gave a pass back, and when his teammates found a gap, they immediately kicked ball straight to the side.

|Let's look at a few examples of diagonal running, each of which created more offensive opportunities.

I believe that after so many readings, you have some idea of ​​running positions. Summarize three points here:

1) Keep running (also after passing ball) , make it difficult for opponent to defend and increase cooperation with teammates.

2) Continue to observe your surroundings, understand situation, know where to go and where there is room.

3) Don't always run in a straight line, try running diagonally at right time.

# If base skills aren't solid, no matter how you choose and move, it won't matter much. When training running positions, you must first strengthen your core skills and conditioning training, and practice more to be effective.

Your attention is biggest motivation for Xiaobei!

June 19, 2023