LGSA Key Play Points
Maintain high concentration at all times regardless of the score during a game.
Maintain fitness – build strength and endurance.
Show vision and creativity.
Play simple (Play the way you’re facing)
Set realistic expectations for you and your teammates.
Play your best and be positive
Learn to combine with players on the off the ball: wall passes, take overs on the dribble and through overlaps.
Give direction (communicate, man on, turn, I’m open, you have time)
Play the way you are facing
Keep it simple
Ask for the ball
Know what you are going to do with the ball before receiving it
Be calm with the ball
Make sure you have a vision of the entire field
Learn to switch the play of attack
Position to support teammates
Learn to create space for yourself while creating options to player on the ball
Learn to shield the ball
Learn to take on players in the offensive third of the field
Dribble with speed
Learn to dribble toward the defender until he leaves his mark and then pass or beat him
Always get behind the ball
Be aware at all times
Anticipate what’s going to happen and play smart
Protect your goal side when defending
Make the play easy for your teammate to anticipate the next pass or play
Don’t dive, cut off the passing lane and force the ball in one direction when faced with two on one or buy time until help arrives
Communicate to your teammates who you are marking
Always find a free player and mark-up
Always recover centrally toward the penalty spot
The first line of offense is defense (Is important for everyone to play defense)