To make a success of counterattacking, players must be able to recognise the moment of transition between defence and attack quicker that the opposition. They should then move quickly to take advantage of it. MORE
Attacking 4v2 game
Good passing and movement will generate instances of 4 v 2 overload. Take these chances when they arise and you’ll win the game. This session shows your players how to maximize the opportunity.
What this session is about
Learning to make the most of overload situations.
What to think about
- This practice puts your players into a realistic game situation.
- The pressure comes from the rule that if they don’t score then they have to sit back and watch their opponents come into the game and have the advantage.
- Emphasize the importance of maintaining possession and study what you players do when they lose possession.
- 40 x 30 yard area but adjust the size to suit the age and ability of your players.
|Warm up||Session||Developments||Game Situation||Warm Down|
|10 minutes||10-15 minutes||10-15 minutes||10-15 minutes||10 minutes|
What you get your players to do
- Arrange your players into three teams of four.
- Two teams of four start, one in each half.
- The other team defend in pairs in each half.
- One team of four starts with possession.
- Their aim is to make 3 successful passes in a 4v2 situation and then transfer the ball to the team of four in the other half.
- The other pair of defenders then enter that half and practice is repeated.
- One team defends in pairs.
- The other two teams of four play for five minutes.
- The teams take turns to attack and attempt to score in a 4 v 2 situation.
- If you score then you continue to attack until you miss.
Play a small-sided game with two goals and goalkeepers. Encourage your players to pass, move and stretch their opposition.
Every now and then temporarily remove two players from one team and encourage the other team to exploit the overload situation.
What to call out
- “Keep the ball moving.”
- “Find spare players.”
- “Be direct.”