Select Team Offense: 60 and “60 Go” 60 and “60 Go”: Level of Play •Level of Play Every Select Team should have this set in its offensive playbook. The 60 set is used to settle the ball (take the air out of it) and let the defense rest. Coaches and players should recognize when to use a 60 call given the flow and strategic demands of the game. Both “60” and “60 Go” are simple sets designed for players of all ages and skill levels. 60 and “60 Go”: Set Up •Set Up This is a circle offense, meaning that no player starts on the crease. All six offensive players line up around the perimeter. A2 starts directly behind the goal at “X”, while A1 and A3 line up on the low right and left wings respectively. A1 and A3 should be about 2-4 yards above GLE and around 10-13 yards to the side of the goal… 60 and “60 Go”: Set Up •Set Up (Continued) Mid-fielders, M1, M2 and M3 line up near the top of the box around 15-20 yards away from the goal. M2 starts in the middle of the field, 5-10 yards above the restraining line (mirroring A2 at “X”) and M1 and M3 set up approximately 10 yards to his right and left along the restraining line. A2 A3 A1 M1 M3 M2 60 Offense 60 and “60 Go”: Execution •Execution 60 is a circle offense that is intended to take some time off the clock. 60 should be called so the offense can get organized and slow down the pace of the game when no transition is immediately available. It can also be used to shorten the length of the game by minimizing the number of possessions… 60 and “60 Go”: Execution •Execution (Continued) Both coaches and players should recognize game situations that dictate the need for a 60 call. The defense can also call it to the offense so they can get a rest when needed. While in 60, the offense should get the ball “around” the perimeter so every player touches the ball. The offense does not attack the goal unless directed by a coach, a play is called, or pressure dictates the need. 60 and “60 Go” •If Pressured…60 “Go” When set up in a sixty set, coaches have the option to immediately attack without setting up in a specific offense. This is called 60 “Go”. 60 “Go” can also be called by players on the field if there is pressure on either the ball or the adjacent pass. 60 and “60 Go” •Setup The set up of 60 “Go” is identical to the set up for a normal 60 set. A2 A3 A1 M1 M3 M2 60 “Go” Offense 60 and “60 Go”: Execution •Execution The offense takes advantage of a defense that does not cover a circle well. The offense can be initiated from one of the high-wings (M1 or M2) or from “X” (A2). 60 and “60 Go”: Execution High Wing •Execution High-Wing (M1 or M2) When M1 dodges the adjacent attackman (A1) needs to cut through and then curl back to the ball once they get into the crease. This motion will create space for a dodge and put pressure on the defense. If A1’s defender slides and there isn’t a second slide then he should be open for a feed. A2 needs to roll over to ball-side to provide an outlet for the ball carrier. A3, M2 and M3 need to rotate accordingly… A2 A3 A1 M3 M3 M2 60 “Go” High Wing (M3 Dodges) 60 “Go” High Wing (M3 Dodges) 60 and “60 Go”: Execution From X •Execution From X (A2) When A2 dodges from behind, then the ballside attackman (A1) needs to cut through to create space and put pressure on the defense. If his man slides and there isn’t a second slide, then A1 will be open for a feed on the crease. A3 needs to get to the back side pip and then rotate behind the goal, because if his man slides and there is no second slide then he should be open on the backside pipe… 60 and “60 Go”: Execution From X •Execution From X (A2) Continued If A3 is not open on the backside, then he drifts behind the goal to provide an outlet for A2. A2 has the option to turn the corner and shoot, feed to the topside for a shot, or roll away from pressure to his outlet A3. A2 A3 A1 M1 M3 M2 60 “Go” From X (A2 Dodges) 60 “Go” From X (A2 Dodges) 60 and “60 Go”: Final Thoughts •Final Thoughts on 60 and 60 “Go” It’s important to remember that 60 is a settled offense designed to slow the game down. If we are in 60, then we are essentially in a holding pattern. 60 “Go” is available to coaches as a goal attacking offense directly out of the sixty, or if the defense is pressuring. In both the midfield and attack initiated 60 “Go” sets, the offense ends up in a 1-3-2 set, or what we will be calling our “13” set.