3.2 ATTACKING SYSTEMS
(l) SOLUTIONS AGAINST FRONT DEFENCE
Summary of possibilities for the attacking team against front defence.
Four against four in a division.
A. Oost Arnhem style or: playing with long diagonal passes. 4-0 and the attackers do not get a chance to play the ball close to the post. Occasionally someone tries to go to the post but allows him/herself to be front defended. This attacker then moves away quickly and receives a long diagonal pass over the defender. This attacker is then free and can shoot
B. As A, but the attacker does not shoot. Instead of shooting, the player takes a running-in shot with ball (possible because his/her defender often panics and over-reacts as the attacker has so much space). The assist is given by the player who gave the diagonal pass (but can also be given by one of the other attackers).
The above solutions seem simple but they are not because the long pass is less than easy.
C. 3-1 is played. The fixed post player is front defended. One of the other players cuts in and receives the ball. The post player immediately moves backward and shoots.
D. As C, but now instead of a distance shot there is a running-in shot or a shot after letting the defender jump past when attempting to block the ball.
E. 3-1 is played. The post player moves away. As soon as the defender follows (s)he turns back to give an assist.
F. To not look for solutions to front defence is also a solution. The player by the post allows the front defence, preferably two metres from the korf at least. The other players do not come into the post area and try to play each other free for a distance shot. Since the post player can block out the front defender, it should be possible to rebound nearly every shot. In this way, attack becomes simply shooting, but this solution can be very powerful playing indoors. So successful that a lot of the top teams have stopped front defending in recent years.