An infamous Hawthorne coach known as Alan Jeans had this idea that he kept drumming through his team members. There are only two positions available on the field. You can be an attacker and a defender. If your team owns the ball, you are an attacker regardless of where you are in the field. You must get yourself into an area to catch the ball. If the opponent is playing football or the football is being contested and you’re a defensive player regardless of which side you are at the football field. You are able to cover your opponent. Someone who is able to grasp this concept and implement it in his practice can be a great addition to the team.
If the ball is in conflict or the game needs to start from the centre square: When the game resumes, put yourself in between you and your ball. Put your hand on their chest to determine the exact location of where he/she stands. When the ball is in the air, put your hands on the chest of your opponent to force your opponent off to give them an early start on the ball for the next game or to create an advantage to your teammate.
If your team is under the middle of an attack:
If your team is given football, then you have to loosen up willing to lead and accept the ball. If you’re leading, you should run through the space and toward the player who has the ball. Make sure you don’t overtake the space into which teammates from your team could be leading.
Be aware of the place where the ball is played and, by watching the ball’s carrier, you can anticipate when he will be ready to kick the ball. This is the time to take the lead. Make sure you lead well even if you are convinced that you won’t get the ball. The goal is to keep your opponent’s eyes focussed on you and not on the ball. If you fail to receive the ball, you must be prepared to return the play. for instance. go to the game and offer your assistance to your teammates or pick up your “crumbs” from the contest.
After you’ve got the football and you’re sure you’re free, you must run into the air immediately to avoid your adversary. Then, run for 15 spbo metres before you kick the ball. Keep running until you have yourself in a good position before kick the ball towards a dominant player. (This means that you can sprint up to 30 meters with one kick). Be sure to kick the ball directly in front of the dominant player who is on the opposite side from the defender that is following your teammate. Always follow your kick to the field to get a swoop on the ball in case it gets spilled in an ensuing marking game. If the ball has been marked, make sure you run past it to get the handball.
If you’re not clear but are being chased then weave your way to bring the person who is chasing you directly behind. Then, you are in control of the chaser as you can turn around in any direction. Being in the direct line of sight is a sign that he cannot cut the distance required to stop you in the event that you turn.
If the ball hits the ground ahead of you or you’re running after the ball and are not able to catch the ball and you are unable to keep pushing the ball forward of your until it bounces ready to be picked up or you may kick the football off the ground to your goal or even a friend of yours.
If you are in defensive mode:
If your opponent is carrying the ball and you’re following him/her, attempt to make a line that is on the side of the corridor player. This is a way to make him/her run to the boundary, meaning that the player has to run farther to reach the goal and makes the goal kick more difficult.
If you’re running against your opponent toward the ball, try to move yourself away from the ball and him. When you’re just a few metres the front of the football, push him or her away from the football so that you can take the ball. Once you have the ball, move the ball toward the border. This is. that is. you must defend the boundary in general principle.
If you are caught behind in a mark contest, attempt to kick the ball and chase it to gain possession of the ball. If you do not mark the mark with a punch, you will be able to see which direction you are hitting the ball. Therefore, you will have the benefit of knowing where the ball will travel. In general you should aim your punch at the borderline.
If you’re being beaten to the ball and are following your opponent, you should continue to chase even if can’t catch them. The fact that you’re following him/her places pressure on them and usually causes his football play to be less precise. If you do manage to catch them take a tackle to either hold the ball or attempt to eliminate the player in case your teammates are and ready to take the ball and strike.
One last note:
If you know that at any moment in the game, regardless which side the football is located, you can switch from defender to attacker or reverse it, it will indicate that you are completely engaged in the game and not simply watching you are located at the opposite end of the pitch. This means you’ll always be prepared to be before your opponents. You’ll be more involved in the game; you will be more successful and get greater satisfaction from the work you contribute to the team.