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Level 1 Opposed Skill

Counter Attacking From Midfield Third

Set Up: Set Up:

Full pitch with goals, as Initial objective is for one


illustrated. 18 players team to keep possession
(incl. 2GKs) arranged 25 in area for 5-6 passes,
7v7 plus 2 Floaters, 1 before looking to play
ball. into or behind (a marked)
4
4 A who starts centrally,
Players arranged 4v4 in approx. 20yds from goal.
extended centre circle 8 10
area (approx. 9
25x30yds), with 2 1 player can break from
5
F F 30 9
GK
floaters providing GK
5
central area to quickly
numerical advantage support (creating 2v1)
2
for team with ball 8 to achieve strike on
goal.
Practice starts with 7
2

coach who serves ball If D wins possession:


into central area. supplies team in central
area to counter-attack
C their opponents goal.

In Game Key Points Progression Phase 3


Finishing Attacks
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Level 1 Opposed Skill
Counter Attacking From Midfield Third

60
25

Coaching Points Coaching Points


Precise control to enable
Assess movement of A &
4 4 MFs to play with head up
position of D to select
8 & assess opportunity to
best passing option.
play into A with quality &
10
Execution & nature of accuracy.
forward passing, with
F GK
emphasis on accuracy, GK F 9 30 Early recognition of pass
5 5
weight & whether aerial required to play into or
or along ground. 2 behind A.
8
Remaining on-side. 9 Finishing & following-up
2
for rebounds..
Finishing skills & 7
composure in front of Timing & nature of
goal involving A & MFs. quick support.

C
Phase 3
Finishing Attacks
In Game Key Points Progression

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Level 1 Opposed Skill
Counter Attacking From Midfield Third

60
25

Progressions Additional Points

Opposite side floating 4 Execution of link-up play


player joins-in to make & actions after releasing
8
3v1 attacking situation. ball to support player.
4 10
Intelligent movement of
As send 2 players forward
1 F A to create space to
& Ds send 1 back (to 9 GK
GK F 9 30 receive.
create a 3v2). 5 5
8 A retaining individual
Further similar numerical 2 possession & holding-up
permutations to develop play for MFs to make
2
complexity of practice ground.
A looking to turn D &
7
threaten goal with first
touch control.

C
Phase 3
Finishing Attacks
In Game Key Points Progression

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