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Recovery Wotrd





Recovery, like Pressure, takes effort and desire. It does not just happen.

Getting beat does not mean you are out of the play. It means you have to work hard to hustle back or “recover.” That’s how the team gets between the ball and the opposing goal, and how the team creates a numbers-up situation around the ball.

There are four kinds of recovery runs. They are designed to:

·         Apply pressure on the ball. Here you simply chase as hard as can after the player with the ball, aiming to get it back.

·         Get goal-side of an opponent so you can mark him. Here the aim is not an immediate tackle, but getting back between an opponent and the goal.

·         Get goal side of the ball to cover space behind team-mates (becoming 2nd or 3rd defender (see below). Like other goal-side runs, you aim for a specific spot on the field where you can see trouble developing. In this case, you aim to get between an opponent and the goal, even if he doesn’t have the ball right now.

·         Direct recovery. Track back more generally in line aimed at the nearest of your own goal-posts

Everyone is expected to make recovery runs all the time; only the strikers are not required to come back as far as necessary to get back into the play.