To do a pass right after the control, the player has to know what to do before control the ball. Before the ball comes a “picture” of the field is taken then the control and pass are made.
Too much time is lost if the player controls the ball and after that, needs to look around, makes decision and evaluate the opponents’ actions. The probability to make the wrong decision or make mistake when passing increases and the opponent will get closer.
The longitudinal movement is coordinated by the last defender. One of the most important qualities is the leadership. This player, verbally, instructs the team. He makes the calls to the team defends or attacks.
The common commands are: “man to man”, “push”, “step up”, “pick up”, “out” and many other ways to say. It is up to the region, team or predetermined commands combined by the team.
Creating space is the action to break the compact principle; it is an attacking action and is a principle worked in conjunction with the ball possession.
When a team has the ball, and the first aim is to score (sometime the team could aim to keep the ball possession to save energy, make the time “run” or attract the opponent), the space is necessary in the attacking field. The midfielders, side backs and forwards have to do a coordinated action to open space and create the scoring situation.
Heading is one of the hardest technique to teach because it involves “fear”.
The natural reaction when heading is to close the eyes. Closed eyes cannot see the targets and the ball.
The coach has to insist every time for the player to keep the eyes open.
When work with children the progressive difficult principle has to be respected to break the fear to head the ball.
The player can feel two fears. Fear to head the ball and fear to be hurt by the opponent’s head. The first one cannot hurt but the second is very dangerous and the coach has to be careful when it happens. Send the player to the doctor to a examination is recommended in most of the cases. Unfortunately some players died after a head to head impact.
If the players (both players fighting for the ball) have the eyes open, the possibility for a head to head impact decreases.
The right head’s part to hit the ball is the frontal in the most of situations.
The heading can be made jumping, standing or diving.
When a dribble is made, is hard for the player to see the opponents and teammates’ position and this action demands fast movement causing the ball control hardest. The player looks for the opponent, the ball and the space.
The player uses the dribble to move forward or to get time.
The forward dribbling is made to get closer to the opponents goal and most of the time the dribbler has to use the unbalance principle.
The backward dribbling is made to move to the defensive side direction to find more space and time to play; most of the time the dribbler plays the ball opposite to the opponent’s direction. It’s much easier than forward dribbling.