Football/Soccer Session (U16): Counter Attacking

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Benjamin Sohier, Adult Member

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Benjamin Sohier
Name: Benjamin Sohier
City: Telford
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Counter attacking after Possession transition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MDG

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MDG (20 mins)

Organisation

- 14 Players

- Pitch size 40 x40 yards split in half with a halfway line

- Two goalkeepers

- 4v4 in one half of the pitch 2v2 in the other half

- GK start play into the 4v4 half

- Attacking team keep possession and look for opportunities to pass forward into the attacking half to their team mates

- Two Attacking players can follow the pass and travel into the attacking half, two defenders can recover (creating a 4v4)

- Attacking team then try to score into the goal. If successful they receive the ball from GK and attack back the other way

- If defenders win the ball they try to counter attack and score into opposite goal

Coaching Points

- Decision making; when to risk and play forward into attacking half or when to keep possession, who supports the ball, who recovers as a defender.

- Quality of pass

- Types of pass to play forward, lobbed, chipped, curved, through ball, feet.

- Quality of touch

- Creating and maintaining space to play

- Cover and balance considerations for both attackers and defenders

- End product; shot, pass, cross.

- Speed of play

- Speed of thought

- Effective and informative communication

- Combination play

- Transitions from att to def and def to att

- Recognise and exploit oppourtunities

- Physical demands

Progression(s)

Pass limit before they can score

Touch limit to speed up tempo of play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (25 mins)

Organisation

- Area - half pitch. 7 v 7 (including 2 goalkeepers) both teams set out in a 1-3-2-1 formation

- Game rules, no corners & offside applies

- One team is designated as the counter attacking team, the other team must look to build play up and work the ball into the opponents half before they can score

- When the counter attacking team win possession they have ten seconds to start a counter attack

- Normal goal is worth 1, counter attack goal is worth 2.

- Swap attacking team and counter attacking team over after 12.5 minutes

Coaching Points

- Team shape and structure for both attackers and defenders

- Create and maintain space to play

- Decision making, when to keep possession and wait for chance or when to play forward.

- Split opponents and exploit/attack the gaps

- Insiscive and descisive

- Speed of play

- Speed of thought

- Quality of pass

- Quallity of touch

- Balance and cover, defend the counter if the ball is lost.

- Be prepared and react to transition

- Effective and informative communication

- Quality of support play, genuine and positive runs, help the player in possession, create oppourtunities to score

- End product; shot, cross, pass.

- When counter attacking, methods to be effective but quick. Longer pass option; back to front

- Patience when building an attack

Questions

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