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RSL AZ Learning Center - Week #11 Attacking Phase: Delay Progress to Reorganize Lines

By RSL AZ, 11/10/23, 10:30AM MST


The RSL AZ Learning Center is back with new curriculum. If you missed any of the previous posts see below. 

Week #1 - Attacking Phase: Creation & Use of Space
Week #2 - Defending Phase: Close DGC & Prevent Penetration
Week #3 - Attacking Phase: Draw Defense & SPOA
Week #4 - Defending Phase: Set the Trap
Week #5 - Attacking Phase: Counter Press
Week #6 - Defending Phase: Establish Possession: Connect Passes out of Pressure
Week #7 - Attacking Phase: Box Cross
Week #8- Defending Phase:  Close Down Wide Area and Deny Service
Week #9 - Attacking Phase: Create Gaps and Skip Lines

Week #10 - Defending Phase: Interchange Positions to Prevent Progress 

Week #11 Attacking Phase

TACTICAL PRINCIPLE- Delay Progress to Reorganize Lines


The game situation occurs when a transitional moment happens between lines deeper in the field (example ball is turned over between OUR defensive & midfield lines).  The players BEHIND the ball should delay their pressure & ENGAGEMENT in the ball to firstly, PROTECT THE SPACE BEHIND and allow time for the teammates to RECOVER BEHIND THE BALL.