Counter Attacking | Skill (02-P1)
Assess movement of A and position of D to select best passing option. Execution and nature of forward passing, with emphasis on accuracy, weight and whether aerial or along ground. Remaining on-side. Finishing skills and composure in front of goal between striker and supporting runner. Precise control to enable MF’s to play with head up and assess opportunity to play into striker with quality and accuracy.
On winning possession, teams can now provide 2 supporting runners to link up with the hold up striker with one defender tracking runners, resulting in a 3 v 2 in attacking zone.
Our final progression now requires our striker dropping in to combine in the possession area on team regaining possession and teammate inside area making an off the ball run into the attacking zone. Player can finish in a 1 v 1, or striker can support to create a 2 v 1 to finish.
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