In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Tony Mee about his session in Elite Soccer aimed at developing play in the attacking third, one that coaches players to finish from balls crossed into the penalty area. Tony explains the coaching points, what to say to players and talks about good coaching practice MORE
This session is designed to develop counter attacking breaks. The players will learn to pass forward and make quick supporting runs in order to get forward and create goal scoring opportunities.
What this session is about
- Improving the counter attack.
- Improving forward passing and support runs.
- Improving the speed of the attack.
What to think about
The ability to counter attack is one of the most important skills that any team can have in modern football.
This ability to spring from defence into attack at top speed is a lethal weapon and constantly keeps your opponent on their toes.
- 50 x 30 yard area.
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What you get your players to do
The three players must combine as quickly as they can to get the ball to the opposite end. The central player start with the ball and passes into the neutral player.
This starts the fast break and now all three players must sprint forward to support. T
he passing combination does not have to copy the sequence in the first picture (right).
The players must combine with two neutral players in order to get a shot at goal as quickly as possible.
To progress this practice further have the neutrals become defenders after the first pass is made. Now the attackers have to break quickly and get past the two defenders in order to score a goal.
Play a normal game but encourage the players to attack quickly when possession is regained in order to catch the opponents out of position.
Award extra points for goals that are scored within 10 seconds of winning possession.
What to call out
- “Pass forward”
- “Get forward to support the ball”
- “Keep the ball moving”
- “Play at top speed”