Team in possession of the ball
- Move forward
- Lose markers
- Passes, dribbling, shots
Basic tactics begin to take shape as soon as a child is able to understand how to take up a position in open space. In the child’s mind, the game is all-important and all of his/her decisions will be based on attacking play to score goals.
At grassroots level, the importance of this part of the game cannot be over-estimated as young children often cannot visualise what happens next in a given situation. Playing the game helps a child to get used to imaginary situations and develop boundless creativity, which of course includes creating spaces.
The type of game played enables the child to develop his/ her capacities of perception, which will enhance his/her psychomotor skills. Consequently, movement with and without the ball creates the idea of tactics. This culture begins to develop as soon as a child learns how to read a game, which leads him/her to team play solutions. The movement of players creates fl uid, attacking play with the objective of a team demonstrating its superiority by scoring goals.
Therefore, if a player has any shortcomings in his/her perception skills, some of his/her stimulations will be incorrect and this will be the difference between an average player and a very good player.
There are two situations in a match that require different behaviour:
The main individual tactics are simple principles that a player learns in order to make the best decisions during a particular passage of play.
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