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Course Uefa A

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Beating the bllock

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Course Uefa A

  1. 1. Beating the Block UEFA A Licence Part 1
  2. 2. Beating the Block
  3. 3. What is and where is the block?
  4. 4. Beating the Block Nine player block DMF areas
  5. 5. Nine in the block In the DF 1/3 Defensive 1/3rd
  6. 6. 10 player DMF 1/3 block
  7. 7. Meeting the Block WHEN?
  8. 8. Facing the Block – When? • Opposition defend deep as a strategy. • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ?
  9. 9. The Block • Where is it located? • How many in the block? • Orientation of the block? D ½ DM ⅓ AM ⅓ DF ⅓ 8 + GK 9 + GK 10 + GK Where is the first defending line? Two banks of 4? Back line of 3 or 4? High back line? Deep back line? Sweeper behind marking defenders? 4 or 5 midfield line? Screening MF player? Spaces between units and individuals? Space behind the back line? Coach & “Quarter Back”! Read the block!
  10. 10. Strategies for beating the block?
  11. 11. Strategies for Beating the Block? 1. - 2. - 3. - 4. - 5. - 6. -
  12. 12. Consequence of the Block • Reduced spaces between defenders. • Reduced space between defending units. • Reduced space behind back line and GK. • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? Operate instantly, at speed with deception, accuracy and measured subtly!
  13. 13. Necessities to play against the block ? • Capability to retain possession – ALL PLAYERS • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ? • ?
  14. 14. The Defending “Block”
  15. 15. “There is a lack of space in the UEFA Champions League – the continuing trend towards block defending, squeezing the space and overloading the midfield also make it difficult to find space and time especially in the opponents half of the field.” Arsene Wenger – Arsenal FC Manager 1996 -
  16. 16. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 How many in the block? Where does it start? Italy with Sacchi! Rubin Kazani THE SHIFTING DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  17. 17. Beating the Block 10 player DMF 1/3 block
  18. 18. Back Players in Possession (in Defending Mid – third)
  19. 19. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 How many in the block? Where does it start? CB’s Approach Play Options ahead of the ball Likely Passing Requirements? THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  20. 20. Coaches work with defenders! Likely Passing Requirements •Straight “driven” over 50 – 60 yards to change play – trajectory! •Driven with backspin on the 30 – 40 yd diagonals to CF •“Clipped” up to strikers chest / feet – 30 – 40 yards •Disguised ground diagonal to MF or “shadow” off the front •Fast ground pass to strikers / No 10 feet “W” infield •Measured to space for runners e.g. FB – outside of foot or “chip” •Wall – passes with MF players on carrying ball forward
  21. 21. Playing Across The Block
  22. 22. Factors Involved?
  23. 23. Across the Block • Across the back-line • Across the midfield line Factors Involved? Factors Involved?
  24. 24. “It is difficult to break down the block – two keys are fast switches and quick wing play.” José Mourinho – Real Madrid 2010-
  25. 25. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Across the back line BRING THEM OUT! SWITCH & RAID Depth, relationships Speed of passes- INTENT? Targets for passes Awareness Receiving skill How far will they come forward? Do they all come together? Do they come at all? Do they leave vulnerable spaces? -Behind the back line? -Inside the block? THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  26. 26. 7 1 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Fast last ground pass! Significant Factors in changing the play? THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  27. 27. . Playing Around The Block
  28. 28. Factors Involved?
  29. 29. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Overlaps to “cut across” defenders. Shorten the service into the box. Variety of methods to release overlapper. Underlaps beyond wide players AROUND THE BLOCK ATTACKING FULL BACK THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  30. 30. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 AROUND THE BLOCK ATTACKING FULL BACK THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  31. 31. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 4 Numbers in the block Penetration to the sides LIKELY PASS REQUIREMENTS Measure passes to space with pace and backspin Playing off both feet and any surface Fast and soft returns on wall-passes Disguise before the wall pass movement Ability to play off both feet and with different surfaces 1
  32. 32. Playing Into And Through The Block
  33. 33. Playing In Front Of The Back Line
  34. 34. Factors Involved?
  35. 35. Through The Block Penetrating the back line! Targets Behind ? The Passer ? Targets In front ?
  36. 36. Attacking Centrally
  37. 37. Methods Of Beating The Defensive Block UCL 2007-2008 Prevalence Goals That Beat The Block Getting Free In The Hole 39% Crosses 35% Solo Play 34% Central Through Passes 27% One-touch Passes 27% One-Two Combination Play 25% Long Passes 25%
  38. 38. Getting Free In “The Hole” LW CBCB LB RB CF CMCM CF RW GK Almost 40% of all goals scored through long passsing sequences in the UCL 2007-2008 involved a player receiving the ball in space in the central zone just outside the penalty box in between the defensive and midfield units
  39. 39. CBCB LB RB GK How Does He Get Into A Position To Receive? STAND STILL! 33% In from The Wide 9% Drift Back Off The Back 4 25% Movements Inside The Central Zone 13% Runs From Deep Central Areas 16% In from The Wide 9% Getting Free In “The Hole”
  40. 40. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 PLAYING INTO THE BLOCK Fast delivery to feet Manage the pass for self & others Often with disguise THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  41. 41. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Fast delivery to feet Manage the pass for self & others Striker is ABLE TO TURN – options? PLAYING INTO THE BLOCK THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  42. 42. Playing Behind The Back Line
  43. 43. Factors Involved?
  44. 44. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 PLAYING BEHIND THE BACK LINE GREAT PASSERS NEED GREAT RUNS! THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  45. 45. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 COMBINATION PLAY & THIRD MAN RUNNING PLAYING BEHIND THE BACK LINE THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  46. 46. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 PLAYING INTO & THROUGH THE BLOCK, LIKLEY REQUIREMENTS? THE DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  47. 47. Playing Over The Block
  48. 48. From What Distance & Angle
  49. 49. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Angle to Goal Position of Back Line Position of GK Quality of ball-holder? Additions! Attacking the spaces behind THE DEEPER DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  50. 50. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 Angle to Goal Position of Back Line Position of GK Quality of ball-holder? Additions! Attacking the spaces behind Long, late-bending cross THE DEEPER DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1
  51. 51. Past The Block
  52. 52. 7 1 4 2 10 8 5 11 3 9 6 Space for the receiver to set-up the strike Excellence in the first controlling touch Strike with “power” technique Straight or “spin” shots? Minimal time to prepare Strike first time to passes Rebounds! Scoring from distance THE DEEPER DEFENSIVE BLOCK! 1

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