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Counter Attacking | Tech (02-P4)

 
 
Set Up
This practice area is in a 302 yards square, with a GK at each end keeping goal and 2 groups of players at the side of each goal to combine to score. 3 cones positioned for each group (CB,WM,ST), with 1 player on each to begin.
 
See combination shown between players to get a shot off on goal or for cross to be delivered. Players must move to the next station once shot has been taken.
 
 

1002b2

 
 
Duration | 20 minutes
Age Group | 9+
Players | 9+
 
 
Player Focus
Passing Weight/Direction | Timing of Movement | Control | Finishing
 

Level 2 Technical Practice  12A2

 

Coaching Point 1: Overlap for cross with 1-2 combination and cross for attacking players. Focus on timing of runs and quality of pass, cross and finish.
 

Level 2 Technical Practice  12A3

 

Coaching Point 2: 3rd Man run option | Striker has option to play 1 of 2 runners inside or outside developing player choice and autonomy in decision making.
 

Level 2 Technical Practice  12A4

 

Coaching Point 3: Overlap for cross with 1-2 combination and cross for attacking players. Focus on timing of runs and quality of pass, cross and finish.
 
Touchtight Coaching Tips
This practice requires a number of balls to ensure play continues even if players do miss the target. Could encourage GKs to manage session through delivering to first passing player.
 
In addition you could add a real element of competition between individual players within a group, between groups themselves and/or between GKs.