Counter Attacking | Skill (02-P5)
- Speed of Counter | Supporting Angles | Finishing | Use Of Overload
- Focus on speed of counter attack and weight of pass into striker to support and finish. Develop understanding between passer and striker - crucial.
- Develop player concentration with supporting run only made by non-passing player. How switched on are players? Do they need individual challenges?
- Move 2 players into wide areas, leaving 2 v 1 in central zone (smaller 10 x 10). On regaining possession, pass to wide player to deliver cross in 2 v 1.
- This can be a great practice to encourage various types of counter attacking, especially quick combination counter attacks in small spaces. Coaches can focus on the speed of the counter and, in particuilar, the importance of player decisions.
- When regaining possession, players must break quickly and be decisive with their final pass and finishing in dangerous attacking positions.
Counter Attacking | Small Sided Game (02-P6)
- Methods to Regain | Speed of Counter | Type of Counter | Clinical Finishing
- Oranges can only score when they have all players in attacking half. This will encourage quick counter attacking by the defending team.
- Players to recognise what type of support can be provided. 3rd Man runs effective to exploit space left by players runs outside, 1 touch combinations.
- Individual counter attacks are crucial, provide opportunities for players to be expressive, including rotations, jacks and quick 1-2s to break quickly.
- Condition defenders to regain possession in 6 seconds or a goal is conceded (High Pressure conditions)
- If they score, they must defend their goal for a minute or their previous goal gets wiped off (encourages defending deep and quick counter)
- Attackers to make 10-15 passes to score a goal before attacking for a second goal (increasing chances of regaining possession).