Switching play

Rapidly moving the ball from one side of the pitch to the other Switching play has long been used as a tactic for stretching defences and creating 1v1 opportunities for wide players. By drawing defenders to one side of the pitch then quickly moving the ball (often with a crossfield ball) to the other teams can create 1v1s and try to increase the distance between the full-back and their supporting defender. Below you'll find a number of opposed and unopposed sessions to work on switching play including drills and small sided games, as well as phase of play activities.

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