ORGANIZED ATTACK PHASE
- Whenever we start the game after a set piece action (goal kick, free kick, throw-in …)
- After a Disorganized Attack Phase
- When we lose possession of the ball
- Features for the attacking team:
- Difficult situations to solve
- Little time and little space to act
- Predictable situations
- Solutions depends a lot on the individual quality of the players
- Correct spatial distribution of the players on the field
- Main objectives:
- To Anticipate the loss of the ball. To maintain a correct distribution of the players on the field to allow us to defend better after.
- To keep the ball as long as possible between the offensive line and the midfield line. To lose the ball as far as possible from our goal and with as many players as possible behind the ball.
- Implications for training:
- Easy situations to train since we can anticipate where the play begins, the positioning of the players, as well as the movements we want them to make and where the ball will move through.
- We cannot know the movements of the opposing team, but we can anticipate their possible responses, so we must provide our players with various solutions for the same situation.
- It is essential to work on the continuity between the Organized Attack Phase and the Disorganized Defense Phase.