How to Defend Deep to Counter Attack (08-P3)

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


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