Beating the block

Teams will often set up with a gameplan around a low, mid or high defensive block. At different moments the block may move (for instance, a high block drops deep to in the closing moments to play out a result), but the requirement for the attacking team to work a way through the block remains.

These sessions are focused on assessing the block and getting players to make the right decisions and put together passages of play to beat the block.

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Beating the block with creative play

by Neil Howarth in Attacking

I have used this session in the past when coaching teams that are struggling to score goals or create chances in matches – particularly when finding it difficult to break down a well-organised defence. Quite often it has been used prior to a home match when we are expected to have a lot of possession... MORE

Beating the block

by Steven Gerrard in Attacking

This session is designed to improve player and team awareness within the game. The specific awareness we are looking to improve is how to read an opponent’s defensive block and identify the space to attack. MORE


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