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Attacking principles of self pass

Hi all, I have to do a 30 minute presentation about the attacking principles of the self pass. Will appreciate any help.Thank you

Hi Divan,

30 minutes is a long time to discuss the self pass but let's see what we can do!

The first thing is the speed of play. Since the free hit can be taken instantly by a player, the game can be played at a much quicker pace, and therefore you don't allow a defence to set themselves before continuing. 

Following on from the above, I believe it helps the mindset of players to continue to move forward. Since a defence is less likely to see a wall of players in a press, the mindset is not simply to put the ball into a transfer and find a new space. The gap should already be present if you move quick enough (see below).

Because of the nature of the self pass i.e. a foul has been committed by someone near the ball, you usually remove a player directly from play by having your player take the free hit quickly. This means the defending player cannot affect play in the 5 yard radius and since we are looking at attacking play - this effectively means this player has not affect on the carry.

Let me know your thoughts on the above,

Josh

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