4  AREAS OF PLAY

ATTACKING

  • SCORE GOALS

  • CREATE CHANCES

  • MOVE THE BALL FORWARD

  • FIND & CREATE OPENINGS

LOSING THE BALL

  • DEFEND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

  • CLOSE THE OPENINGS

  • KEEP THE OPENINGS CLOSED

DEFENDING

  • PREVENT SCORING

  • DENY CHANCES

  • PREVENT OPPONENT FROM MOVING BALL FORWARD

  • WIN THE BALL BACK

WINNING THE BALL

  • CREATE CHANCES TO SCORE GOALS

  • TRANSITION INTO ATTACK AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

"When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball three or four minutes on average.  The important thing is what you do during those eighty-seven minutes without it.

Football is a brain game; where to run, when to run, when to cover, when to press, when to move, how to move.  It is decisions like these that come from the brain that determines whether you are a good player or not."

Johann Cruyff

Maritime Football Club 2020