COUNTER FROM DEEP| DIRECTIONAL PRACTICE (08-P2)

COUNTER FROM DEEP| DIRECTIONAL PRACTICE (08-P2)

COUNTER FROM DEEP| DIRECTIONAL PRACTICE (08-P2)

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Organisation / Set Up

This directional practice is the second of Theme 8: Direct Counter From Deep.

With a focus on our midfield player receiving on the back foot to break defensive lines, we develop the timing of forward runs from 3 attackers against 2 central defenders to finish.

Our midfielders first touch will dictate the type of pass played, encouraging the use of both feet.

Progress by repositioning mannequins, changing passing angles as a result.

 

Key Coaching Points

  • Technical | First touch to set for well weighed pass
  • Tactical | See movement in front influencing passing decision
  • Psych | Recognise success and learn strengths of teammates and opposition

 

Progressions & Constraints

Vary player’s touch to influence pass decision

Move mannequins/cones so different passes and runs encouraged.

 

Key Coaching Questions

  • How can I best achieve success with my forward pass?
  • What runs do I need to make?
  • What are my teammates capable of (pass/runs/combinations)?
  • Attacking Emphasis 75% 75%
  • Defending Emphasis 25% 25%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points

This develops endurance, whilst also allowing players to improve RWTB and experiment dribbling skills.

Coach must be focused on the capacity of players and alter time that players are working.

Q&A

How could you improve your Running with the ball individually?

Is this a strength or weakness and how are you going to measure improvements during the season?

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Set Up

Area is set up with a 40 yard width and 36 yard length, which can vary depending on age and number of players (e.g. 15 players requires 5 x 10 yard areas, so 50 yds).

Organisation

Central player will run with the ball to end player, lay off, run around player and receive the other side, before performing a dribble and repeating the action; 1 – 2 minutes rotate.

Key Coaching Points

  • Players to perform dribble after few touches with tight control and then explode to get out of their feet when RWTB. (on 3 minutes)
  • How can you ensure you get your head up on each touch? Important during practice. (on 6 minutes)

Progression 1 | 1-2 Combinations

Play a 1-2 with player at end of dribble before player to receive and repeat opposite end. Developing communication and awareness of pass and touch required.

Key Coaching Points

  • How does this influence your thinking as you approach the end player? (on 9 minutes)
  • How can end players help and ensure your movement around them isn’t hindered? (on 12 minutes)

Progression 2 | Takeover

All players now involved in dribbling, RWTB with takeover after each run, adding competition.

Key Coaching Points

  • What type of communication (verbal/non-verbal) is useful here? (on 15 minutes)
  • Which side does your teammate want the ball, can you work his weaker side alternatively? (on 18 minutes)

Progression 3 | Switch After Dribble

End players now switch with each other in next row, encouraging awareness off the ball. Blue 3 moves to outside after passing to Red 7, sets Blue 2 to lay for Blue to restart.

  • Attacking Emphasis 100% 100%
  • Defending Emphasis 0% 0%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points

This develops endurance, whilst also allowing players to improve RWTB and experiment dribbling skills.

Coach must be focused on the capacity of players and alter time that players are working.

Q&A

How could you improve your Running with the ball individually?

Is this a strength or weakness and how are you going to measure improvements during the season?

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Organisation/Set Up

This Rondo is Practice 1 of Theme 10: Defensive Pressure and is based off a 3412 Formation as you can see. This is played in a 20 by 20 Yard area with a 10 by 10 central square for the single player (8) to combine and break the defensive line of 2 midfielders who look to win the ball. Our midfield pair, must avoid being split with a through pass, by not leaving large gaps for the opposition to play through.

  • Attacking Emphasis 75% 75%
  • Defending Emphasis 25% 25%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Set Up: Combine Through Central Pivot

Progressions: Creating 6 v 3

Progressions: Rotational Movement

Key Coaching Points

Tactical | Keep play on outside, no gaps for pass to be played through

Psych | Recognition of right time to press, being aggressive in decisions

Technical | Apply correct defending technique in pressing phase

Q&A

How can you work together to limit spaces?

When is the right time to press as a pair?

Where are you getting success and how can you maintain this level?

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Organisation/Set Up

Defenders set up either side of the defending third. One defender plays pass into 1 of 2 attackers who attack defender quickly to get shot off against GK. One big goal for Attacking players to attack and 2 mini goals for Defender to attack if they win possession. Pass from each side and rotate attackers and defenders after 4-5 minutes.

  • Attacking Emphasis 70% 70%
  • Defending Emphasis 30% 30%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Progression & Constraints

3 v 2 Attack v Defence Overload Practice. Focus on movement and timing of forward passes to ensure there is a clear relationship and understanding between attacking players. 

Progression 1: Success Constraint (increase challenge)

If defenders are successful for a certain time period to keep attacking players from getting a successful shot off (e.g. 4-6 seconds) then defenders can introduce an extra player, creating a 3 v 3 outfield situation. This increase in challenge will force attackers to attack quicker or adapt when faced with this balanced situation. 

Key Coaching Points
  • Technical: Running with the ball at defenders and execution of pass and finish.

  • Tactical: Recognise space to exploit with the overload.

  • Physical: Speed to break lines with and without the ball.

Q&A
  • 1 | Where does the space appear in the attacking phase?

  • 2 | How can you move defenders around to create space to attack?

  • 3 | How does the progression influence attacking options?

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Set Up/Organisation

This attacking combination football practice can be used to develop combination play in final third to finish attacks. The practice area is a 30 x 30 on the outside with 20 x 20 inside area. 2 players must combine to beat single defender to score in mini goal. If defender wins possession, players must run ball over line to score.

  • Attacking Emphasis 65% 65%
  • Defending Emphasis 35% 35%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points
  1. How can you predict defenders movements?
  2. How are defenders reacting to the practice? What should you do as a result?
  3. What must you do to get shot off quickly in attacking half?
Player Focus

 

  • Angles and Distances | Recognition of Space | Quick Passing | Movement to Lose Players | Double Movement | Final Pass | Execute Finish

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