Drills and Exercises
This activity and following progressions develop an understanding of structured and organised defending against an opponent with a numerical advantage; on gaining possession the advantage now changes to 3v2 / 4v3 to goal. Players are encouraged to think ‘Attack’ on these transition moments!
At what age should you introduce tactics? At what age should you start teaching your young players how to defend a counter attack properly. Here is an outstanding activity to teach your players the principles of defending the counter attack!
Finding spaces between / behind your opponents lines will allow your players to quickly turn in front and attack at pace. Finding these spaces makes it difficult for the opponent to defend! Use these activities / session to develop an understanding of the ‘when / how + why’ of finding those crucial spaces between + behind your opponent lines!
This activity will provide your players plenty of repetition working on playing through the midfield and unlocking the #8 and #10 specifically. Encourage developing a nice rhythm of play building out of the back and then finding the right moment to play a crisp penetrating ball on the ground to your midfielders feet.