Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Counter Attacking

Profile Summary

Dean Bowden
Name: Dean Bowden
City: Cardiff
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


This coaching session develops counter-attacking skills, encouraging players to break quickly, be positive and be clinical.

In this activity our players get lots of counter-attack opportunities in a realistic small-sided game environment.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Attacking

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

Learning Objectives

Technical Tactical
Communication, Defending, Shot Stopping, Shooting, Finishing

Counter Attacking (25 mins)

Skills Developed

Finishing, Passing, Control, Shot Stopping


2 Number Goals


Markers / Cones

Set Up

1 Goal at each end complete with GK. In the centre of the pitch mark an area of 10x10.

Both teams will set up with 2 attackers, 2 midfielders (who start inside the 10x10) and 1

striker. The coach will start play by calling out the name of 1 of the GKs. The chosen GK will roll the ball to 1 of his defenders. Simultaneously the 2 midfielders on the same team can attack making it a 3v2.

The 2 opposing midfielders must remain in the 10x10 but can still interfere if they get chance.

If the defending team win the ball the attacking midfielders must return to the 10x10. Simultaneously

the 2 defending midfielders become attackers

Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right

To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button