Football/Soccer Session (Reserves): Counter Attack fromMidfield

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Craig Filer
Name: Craig Filer
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (PDP) Counter-attacking from midfield

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (PDP) Counter-attacking from midfield
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(PDP) Counter-attacking from midfield (25 mins)

Practice organisation

 Practice organisation

 - Full pitch with goals, as illustrated.

 - 18 players (incl. 2GKs) arranged 8v8 plus 2 Floaters, 1 ball.

  -Players arranged 5v5 in extended centre circle area (approx.  20x28yds), with 2 floaters providing numerical advantage for team with ball.

 - Practice starts with coach who serves ball into central area.

-  Initial objective is for one team to keep possession in area for 5-6 passes, before looking to play into or behind (a marked) A who starts centrally, approx. 20yds from goal. With exception of player making pass to A, one player can break from central area to quickly support (creating 2v1) to achieve strike on goal.

- If D wins possession: he can quickly supply his team in central area & they break forward to counter-attack their opponents goal.  When play breaks down: practice recommences with same start position & play builds towards opposite goal.

Detail

 - Assess movement of A & position of D to select best passing option.

 - Execution & nature of forward passing, with emphasis on accuracy,

- Weight & whether aerial or along ground.

 - Remaining on-side.

 - Finishing skills & composure in front of goal involving A & MF’s.

 - Simple progressions for this practice are:

 - Opposite side floating player joins-in to make 3v1 attacking situation.

 - As send 2 players forward & Ds send 1 back (to create a 3v2).

 - Further similar numerical permutations to develop complexity of 

practice are natural progressions.

Key coaching points

 - Precise control to enable MF’s to play with head up & assess

 opportunity to play into A with quality & accuracy.

-  Early recognition of pass required to play into or behind A.

 - Timing & nature of quick support.

 - Finishing & following-up for rebounds..

 - Execution of link-up play & actions after releasing ball to support player.

 - Intelligent movement of A to create space to receive.

 - A retaining individual possession & holding-up play for MFs to make ground.

 -  A looking to turn D & threaten goal with first touch control.


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