A quick transition from defense to attack can open the field for your attacking players and leave them in numerical advantage. In these scenarios is key that your players move as fast as possible towards the goal. In this post we discuss a counter attack drill that will improve your chances of scoring and simultaneously prepare your defenders to stop these types of attacks.
You can practice this drill with just 6 players: 3 attackers, 2 defenders and 1 goalkeeper. You need half of an actual football pitch. If you have a full field available and enough players, organise two groups running the same drill in parallel.
You will also need a clock to time the attacks. Ideally get a portable clock with built in horns.
There are two teams, defenders vs attackers. The drill is simple, attackers try to score and defenders attempt to stop the attack. In addition to the basic football rules, follow these instructions:
This football drill is based on the first exercise executed in the video below.
This drill fulfills two purposes: prepares your defence for counter attacks and improves your chances of scoring when your team is running a counter attack. This exercise also focus on these aspects:
I hope you find this counter attack drill useful. If you like this post, please share with your friends. If you know other exercises or have any questions, leave a comment below.
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