Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending the counter attack defence principles

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Andy Welsh
Name: Andy Welsh
City: Sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Defending the Counter Attack (Coaching Notes)

-Important when ball is lost and the opponent can quickly counter

-Needs to be performed as quickly as possible

-Needs numbers behind the ball asap, compactness, and squeezing the ball into "pockets" in order to win the ball back quickly

OVERLOAD Session, 85-100% relative workload

TACTICAL

TECHNICAL

PHYSICAL

MENTAL

"Fail to prepare, prepare to fail" Roy Keane


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I Technical Warmup 2v2 Counters

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Stage I Technical Warmup 2v2 Counters (15 mins)

Stage I Technical Warmup "2v2 Counters"

-Two teams of 3

-24x12 grid including endzones (Create two grids,16 cones per grid, end zone is 3yds)

-2 v2 in the grid. Third player acts as a server.

-Teams score by dribbling the ball into the end zone

-As the attacking player dribbles the ball into the end zone, the server pass a ball into their teammate to create a quick counter.

-The player that just dribbled in must now transition back.

Coaching Points:

-First Defender delays by defending the space & slowing the attackers down.

-Use the sideline as a second defender to try and create a 1v1.

-Second defender transitions back quickly to get back behind the ball.

-When players are behind the ball, slow down the attack and try to force the play back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage II Small Sided Activity 3v3 Counters

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Stage II Small Sided Activity 3v3 Counters (20 mins)

Stage II Small Sided Activity "3v3, Numbers Behind the Ball"

-3v3 on a 30 x 18 yard field

-Place small goals at the end of the field with a agility pole 3 yards behind each goal.

-When the team scores a goal, the player that scored has to run around the flag before coming back onto the field

-A player from the team that conceded gets a ball and quickly creates a 3v2 counter attack.

-Next two groups of three are waiting. Change every 2 goals or 2 minutes

Coaching Points:

-If immediate pressure can be applied (bad first touch, bad pass) then stop the counter attack early.

-If not, recover back quickly to get players behind the ball, defending the central areas and force wide

-Player recover back does so by getting to the balancing side of the defensive line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage III Exapanded Small Side Activity 5v4 Defending, Recovering Mids

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Stage III Exapanded Small Side Activity 5v4 Defending, Recovering Mids (30 mins)

Stage III Exapanded Small Side Activity "5v4 Defending, Recovering Mids"

-Midfield to one big goal, and two small counter attack goals (6 cones, 2 agility poles)

-Blue plays to the big goal, red plays to small goals

-Players should start at cones

-Red team defending

-Red plays the ball into the attacking team(blue team), then must sprint around agility poles before recovering to play defense

-Two resting players sub out with CMs

Progression:

-Add a Center forward for the green team to play 5v5

Coaching Points:

-Reds must recover quickly and organize

-Must delay to get help

-Once help arrives, defense is numbers up so force the play into pressure

-Recover centrally


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIV Match

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SIV Match (30 mins)

SIV Match

-Normal match with little to no coaching

-6v6, 1-3-2

-Half of the field


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