Football/Soccer Session (U14): Negating Counter Attacks

Club Logo

Pro-Club: FAW Coach Ed

Benjamin Sohier, Adult Member

Profile Summary

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

Description

Defensively negating and recovering vs. a counter attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill

Drill (20 mins)

Organisation

12 players.

Working with blue.

5 defenders (blue) incl. yellow GK

7 attackers (red).

Half pitch split into thirds (full width)

Ball starts on centre spot with red attacker. Players start on indicated cones at the start of central third.

Ball played into blue defender, play back to red attacker (replicate loss of possession transition).

On first touch of red attacker, play goes live. 3 red attackers try to counter and to score. Blue defender negate counter attack. When ball goes over line into central third, the second blue defender becomes live and recovers creating a 3v2.

If defenders win ball back, can they drive ball back over the line (central to outer third) or pass into blue defenders located on either cone (central to outer third line).

Swap the 2 blue defenders after each attack

Swap 3 red attackers after each attack

Offsides only active in final attacking third

Coaching Points

First defender to delay and hold out whilst secondary defender recovers

Dictate play

Deny space

Stay compact as a pair to negate attack and force wide (away from goal)

Decision making of when to commit to a tackle or jockey

Body position (outside or inside)

Footwork

Judgement; on, around or away from the ball

Use offside as a third defender

Informative and effective communication

Slow play down by influencing opposition movement/efficiency with/without the ball

Control pitch position/geography of the football and opposition

If repossed possession, break efficiently

Progression(s)

Add time limit (20-30s)

Vary overload numbers e.g. 3v1, 4v2, 4v3, 5v3, etc.

Recovering defenders may come from wide cones rather than central

Offside rule live in all thirds

Regression(s)

Secondary defender start and goes live from line (central to outer third)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

SSG (25 mins)

Organisation

16 Players

Working with Blues (defenders)

8 defenders (including GK) setup in a 1-2-3-2 formation

8 attackers (including GK) setup in a 1-2-4-1 formation

Half pitch plus 15m. Full width.

Split playing area in half.

Ball starts with attacking GK, deliver into defending GK (simulate loss of possession transition), blues play out and have 20-30s to score. Can only score if all blue outfield players are over "halfway line".

Reds look to repossess and then counter attack and score.

Whenever blues have possession, they always have just 20-30s to score.

If ball become dead, play starts back with attacking GK.

Offsides apply

Coaching Points

Deny space and pitch position for attackers with and without the ball.

Delay attacking play allowing other defenders to recover and provide support/cover

Dictate where the opposition play. Negate central threat and force wide or backwards

Compact as units and team to plug holes and oppourtunities that attackers will look to exploit

Decision of when to press, jockey, tackle or intercept

Body position (outside or inside)

Footwork

Judgement; on, around or away from the ball

Use offside and pitch boundaries as an extra defender

Informative and effecient communication

If repossess, break effieciently

Even when in possession, be aware of counter attack vulnerability. Central cover and deeper play to negate this.

Individual responsibilities; pressing, cover, balance, support.

Progression(s)

Make playing area bigger

Switch defender to attacking team creating constant and consistent overload.

Regression(s)

Increase time for defenders to score

Questions

What?

Why?

How?

When?

Who?

Where?

What if?


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 1
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL