Free play concepts - Pass and cut

Rules for building an offensive free play

Free play prepares the player to face and read the different game situations. While I think it helps build a more versatile player, I only recommend him to work with U16 or higher teams. Working inside positions can lead to the specialization of players according to positions and is not appropriate in smaller categories.

 

Basic attack positions

8 offensive positions are defined: 5 outside and 3 inside. Players must be in one of them or in transit to one of them.

 

 

Player with ball

The main goal is to finish in 1×0. I can only play 1×1 if there have been at least 4 passes and at least one has been inside.

Every time I have the ball I have to play it in the shortest time possible, never slow down the circulation.

If I have an advanced and unmarked teammate I must always pass the ball to him.

If I have received an outside pass from the center to one side, I have to look for one of the two posts.

 

Player without a ball

All players must be in continuous circulation, generating spaces and taking advantage of the spaces generated by their teammates.

If I do not receive the ball in 4 seconds, I must change position. If I was one pass from the ball I have to move away and if I was more than one pass from the ball I have to look for a closer one, as far as possible.

 

 

Posts

We establish three post positions: 1 high post and two low posts. The low post will be subordinated to the high post, having to play depending on what it does.

Whenever an outside pass is generated from the center to one side, a diagonal will be played from the opposite side.

Anytime a post receives, it looks for the other. So when one post receives, the other must cut.

A post will assume only an outside position if it is in the center of the court and to quickly invert the ball in circulation.

Options after receipt:

– Low post: The first option of the low post, when it receives, is always to look for the other post. The second option will be to play the ball in 1×0 or 1×1 if he can. The third option will be to remove the ball with a pass to an outside teammate on the SAME side.

– High post: The first option of the high post, when it receives, is always to look for the other post. The second option will be to play 1×1 with penetration or shooting, on the side released by the other pivot, if possible. The third option will be to remove the ball with a pass to an outside teammate on the opposite side from where he received (investment).

 

Outside game

Outside players must respect the spaces of the interiors, but taking advantage of the spaces they generate.

Whenever a high post receives it must be offered an outside pass line on the opposite side (to enable a side investment).


Whenever a low post receives it must be offered a passing line on its same side.