SWITCHING THE PLAY: Attacking the area least well defended
Some of the earliest advice given to young children is to move away from the swarm to space. Shortly after will follow the instruction to play the ball away from the pack to the player in space. Sounds simple. But when you look at most teams play it’s obviously easier said than done. Rather than switching the play if no central penetration is possible the ball tends to get stuck on one side of the field.