Category number: 02
Theme name: Counter Attacking
Type: Skill
Phase: 3
Age: 11
Number of Players: 16
Duration: 25
Part: 1
Level: 1
Skill: Counter
Skill2: Attacking
Skill3: Finishing
Category custom Id: Practice
Home Page Animation: 249228840
Animations: 240702414
Counter Attacking 02 P3 Cover


Counter Attacking | Skill (02-P3) 


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


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.


Progression: 2 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.
Article Description This Skill practice develops 3 v 2 and 4 v 3 counter attacking situations, with an enhanced focus on combinations to finish.