Often in games you’ll find the player in possession of the ball able to run forward with it or make a pass because they haven’t got any pressure and there’s space in front of them.
Ron Smith describes such a scenario and assesses the options of the players around the man with the ball.
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The key point, stay away!
You want to be able to receive a pass and take it forward and in doing so you’ll draw a defender.
This is how you literally run rings around teams!
There’s a great 12-man drill aimed at teaching players how to make forward progress by running and passing behind opponents, but not forgetting defensive obligations.