Playing Philosophy

A Cambridge United Academy player takes on his opposition

Our teams will play with an emphasis on penetrating attacking football that dominates the midfield...

We will focus on: forward passing, forward running and forward thinking wherever possible. We will try to press the ball as high up the pitch as the game allows and be flexible in our team shapes.

Our players must be competent in tight areas and are challenged to be a match winner through destroying, creating and goalscoring

They must develop good game understanding in possession, out of possession and in transition to enable them to progress through the performance pathway.

We are not rigid tactically. Our football philosophy is not restricted to a particular system. Our football philosophy is all about principles of play that remain constant but can be implemented through different formations and systems.