This counter attacking practice begins with a 4 v 3 in a 20 x 40 yard central area, with an attacking midfield box 4 against a midfield 3 playing point up.
After making 5 passes attacking midfielders can finish against the Goalkeeper, if Reds gain possession they can initiate the counter attack.
With an awaiting front 3 against 3 defenders, a forward pass can be played and one support player can join in the counter, creating a 4 v 3 overload.
Key Coaching Points
1. Defensive positioning to regain the ball
2. Look for forward pass when regaining possession
An additional Blue defender can support midfield players from deep encouraging a 3 v 2 counter attack when reds win possession..
1. How quickly can we support forward players?
2. When is it best to drive individually or pass quickly into forwards?