How to Counter Attack from Midfield (08-P2)

This directional soccer practice is the second of Theme 8: Direct Counter Attack From Deep.

With a focus on our midfield player receiving on the back foot to break defensive lines, we develop the timing of forward runs from 3 attackers against 2 central defenders to finish.

Our midfielders first touch will dictate the type of pass played, encouraging the use of both feet.

Focus on movement of attackers dropping in short, with teammates opposite movement to drag defenders away.

Key Coaching Points

1. Movement of midfielder to drop and receive the ball (Angles, checking shoulder)

2. Clever movement from attacking 3 players (based off midfielders 1st touch)


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