Football Practice Set Up
This Counter Attacking Practice is set as shown, with a 30 x 30 Yard area in which to work, as well as a 15 x 15 area at the top of the pitch for players to keep possession. There are 3 goals, 1 main goal protected by a goalkeeper and 2 mini goals for players to score into. We have a floating player from which possession team can bounce ball into to score quickly.
Objective here is for 3 Whites to make 10 passes before breaking out via floater to score and for 2 Reds to regain possession to pass into ST (marked by a DF) and break out to combine and score in a 2 v 1.
Speed of Counter - Supporting Angles - Finishing - Use Of Overload
Touchtight Soccer Practice Tips
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 particular 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.