Free Soccer Drills



Counter Attacking | Skill Practice (02-P3)

Key Coaching Point | 1
  • 2 v 2 with a floater in 15 x 15, when possession won play ball into striker and player to support creating 2 v 1 to a finish; work both directions.

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Player Focus
  • Passing Weight/Direction | Timing of Movement | Support Play | Rotation


Progressions & Constraints | 1
  • Two Players to support striker, defender active on first touch. 1 recovering defender creates 3  v 2 situation - players rotate attackers and defenders.
Key Coaching Questions
  • How quickly can you escape possession press?
  • How can you hold ball up effectively for support?
  • What movement is best to create and exploit space in 2 v 1 overload?
  • Magic Pass and Clinical Finishing in the box?
Technical Detail
  • Speed and angle of support.
  • Initial touch out of square and pass with intent to attack quickly.
  • Decision to lay off or turn for striker, depending on defenders skills and decision making.
  • Non-verbal and verbal cues to break space and create clear opportunities.
  • Finishing technique, being clinical in and around the box.