Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Counter-Attacking After Intercepting the Ball

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Helen Lorraine Nkwocha
Name: Helen Lorraine Nkwocha
City: Kent
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter-Attacking After Intercepting the Ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter-Attacking After Intercepting the Ball
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Counter-Attacking After Intercepting the Ball

Set-Up

The team being coached is the Black team

Black team score in large goal

Blue team score in between either pole

Area

One half of pitch

3 yards either side of 18 yeard box will be coned off

This encourages attacking within Zone 14 for the team wearing Black

Start

Play begins with the GK

GK looks to play out from the back withthe CB 'splitting'

Strikers for the Black team start outside of the 18 yard box

Closest striker is on the opposite side of the tall cone

- this allows time and space for the CB to receive/switch/play back to GK

Coaching Points (CP)

Pressure

- nearerst player presses

- assess the pace of the ball and adjust to pressing or 'screening'

- intercept at poor touch or lack of space

- stay compact

- individual technique/principles of defending (adjust pace, communicate, angle body)

- progress as the ball travels

Possession Re-Gained

How quickly can we attack?

- early decisions

- attack space

- combination play

- vary movement off of the ball (over-lapping / under-lapping runs)

Progressions

1. add game-type situation (ie "team in Black team is losing 1-0, 5 minutes of game left")

2. restriction on touches for team in Black

3. condition to attack within 8 seconds of re-gaining possession

4. vary start position, in which case, the receiving team can have 1st touch unopposed.


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