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Fast breaks

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

  1. Improving the counter attack.
  2. Improving forward passing and support runs.
  3. 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.

Set-up

  •  50 x 30 yard area.
Warm upSessionDevelopmentsGame SituationWarm Down
10 minutes15 minutes15 minutes15 minutes5 minutes

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 make a quick break from one end of the area to the other by using the neutral player.

The players make a quick break from one end of the area to the other by using the neutral player.


Development

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.

The players make a quick break to shoot at goal by using the two neutral players.

The players make a quick break to shoot at goal by using the two neutral players.


Game situation

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.

The three players make a quick break and beat both defenders to score a goal.

The three players make a quick break and beat both defenders to score a goal.


What to call out

  • “Pass forward”
  • “Get forward to support the ball”
  • “Keep the ball moving”
  • “Play at top speed”
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