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We play teams that build up from the back leaving space for the counter attack if the defending team presses high up the pitch. Once they win the ball they can then attack the space left by the defenders and create goal scoring chances.
Look for attacking players pressing quickly and aggressively high up the pitch. Once they win possession move at speed to set up chances to score goals. Movement of supporting players is key with attackers splitting defences with good runs beyond the defensive line.
Use half a pitch with a goal at one end and a scoring zone at the other. Play 8 defending the big goal (blue) including a goalkeeper versus 6 yellow.
Start with the goalkeeper passing out from the back to a blue defender and the blues build up from the back and score in the scoring zone.
Once the blues have scored the coach plays a ball into the yellow team who launch a counter attack – the blues recover to try and get back to prevent the yellows from scoring. Look for a fast counter attack with the ball moving swiftly to the attacking players.
The final phase is the goalkeeper plays out to the blue team while the yellows press high up the pitch to win the ball and score a goal.
Try to play one touch but when a bad pass is made players can us an extra touch or control with the help of the other foot. The speed of pass will effect the receiving of the ball, too hard and it will be harder to control with one pass, too soft and the drill will be too slow.
If the speed of the ball is wrong the chances of losing the ball are much greater and so this is one of the key elements to the drill, making sure the ball is moving at a good pace. Make sure the passes are not in the air as this will make it harder to control
It is important to make sure when the players are attacking their body is positioned so they are balanced and facing the goal ready to receive and when shooting the supporting foot should be next to the ball and players should not be leaning back when they shoot.
Encourage players to get shots off early
Play with head up - Check GKs positioning before getting shot off
Encourage players to be creative with their finishing
To make it harder for one team make them one or two touch, to make it easier change the overload situation. Add things like cannot pass to the player who passed it to you to make the session harder.
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