Football Practice: Supporting The Counter - Opposed (1016-P1)

Set Up / Organisation

40x30 Yard area, with 6v5 overload (depending on numbers) in one half of the grid, with a single player remining in the oppositie half. Team must make 10 consecutive passes to get a goal.
If defenders regain possession, they must transfer the ball across to their teammate to join in to combine and defenders must press now in this area, leaving 1 player in other half

36 Possession Transfer

Player Focus

Movement - Decision Making - Transition Principles - Support Play
36 Possession Transfer B

P1: 2 v 1 ON REGAIN

Leave extra player to support transfer, against 1 DF who must remain in this area
36 Possession Transfer C


Possession team can now tranfer the ball after 5 passes in a 1v1, player must create space as an option - quick support

36 Possession Transfer D


Goals added to provide direction and challenge, once transferred support runners can combine to finish

Touchtight Coaching Tips:

Support transfer of the ball quickly and effctively is the name of the game here. Coaches must be aware that possession may be gained and regained in quick succession.
S - SPACE: On transfer players must recognise space to support quickly in order to maintain possession
T - TIME: Challenge possession team to keep the ball for a certain amount of time before being able to drop player out and transfer ball back into other half
E - EQUIPMENT: 4 goals and halfway line adds focus and provides targets to encourage quick support
P - PLAYERS: Could leave 2 or 3 out of half to develop more possession with number advantage