You really want to be equally spaced in defensive, and I’d ideally like to have the player one inside of me on my inside shoulder. So if I’m the right mid, I’d have the left mid on my left shoulder, allowing me to chase out on the right mid if need be. Does that help?
It can be described as:
– get the ball to the mids to perform a mid-mid roll ball
– far link sweeps round and receives pass. Dishes to near link after engaging opposite defender
– near link takes second touch. Near wing is half
– mid who takes touch one takes touch three
– fastest player subs on, aiming to get yards and take fourth touch on…[Read more]
No specific equivalent, but locking in is the default behaviour we want to see from our defenders on the open side. Otherwise, you’re going to leave big gaps either between the middles or elsewhere on the open side.
Maybe ‘tuck in’ would be terminology I’ve used as a coach to describe the same thing.
Mentioned at training tonight – this is an excellent video on individual defensive technique and how it relates to the other five players in the defensive chain. Please ask any questions you might have!