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Transition to counter-attack

by Jack Ross in Attacking

Primarily, work on the speed of your team’s transition from defence to counter-attack, but also focus on their reaction to losing possession and the speed of recovery when transitioning from attack to defence. MORE

Switching play

by Lee Johnson in Attacking

Use this session about switching play and switching the point of attack to show your players how to exploit space on the pitch and ultimately create more goal-scoring opportunities. MORE

Team finishing

by Nuno Espirito Santo in Attacking

This is a finishing session, but as it unfolds and progresses it becomes so much more than that. It allows you to devote time to all of the players – practising and repeating specific actions that will be asked of them in a match situation. MORE

Switching play to score

by Stuart McCall in Attacking

Coach your players how and when to switch play to create goal-scoring opportunities – the different activities in this session have a lot of technical, tactical, physical, social and physiological elements within them. These keep the players focused, while also maintaining the sense of competition. MORE

Attacking with forward runs

by Gary Caldwell in Attacking

Exploiting space and getting behind the opposition defence is a great way to create scoring opportunities. This session is designed to encourage players to make forward runs without the ball, in order to break the last line of defence. MORE

Finding the spare man

by Matthew Bloxham in Attacking

This session focuses on finding the spare man in central areas. It allows for controlled, patient possession, with the belief that if a team dominates the space in the middle of the pitch just outside the penalty area it can dominate the game! MORE

Link play between forwards

by Sean Dyche in Attacking

Some modern-day formations can make it difficult to gain a true understanding of attacking principles. For that reason, working on movements and link play in the attacking third, as we do in this session, is key. MORE

Long-range shooting

by Gary Johnson in Attacking

Goalscoring, more than anything else, builds confidence in players. And with a game-realistic session such as this, players are building good habits into their match day practice. MORE

Quick finishing

by Brian McClair in Attacking

Use this fast and frantic work out to encourage quick finishing in the context of a small-sided game. It is vital that your players understand and differentiate between shooting and finishing – they should be taking quick and accurate shots on goal rather than just hitting the ball and hoping. MORE

Passing between and through the lines

by Paul Buckle in Attacking

If your team is set up to pass the ball, use this session to practise passing through and around the lines of defence. It focuses on keeping the ball on the floor, with players encouraged to find positive blind side angles of attack. MORE

Possession/transition

by Grant McCann in Attacking

This game is focused mainly on the attacking process so it encourages use of all of the main strengths of the attackers, including their pace and skill. It’s really all about scoring a goal as quickly as possible, and with a time-limited opportunity to score. MORE

Passing forwards with overloads

by Jamie Day in Attacking

As well as helping your players to be positive when in possession of the ball and encouraging them to attack the opposition with confidence, this session will also demonstrate the benefits of creating overloads using good movement and intelligent decision-making. MORE

Supporting the striker

by Tony Pulis in Attacking

Encourage your players to make forward runs to support the striker. Also, use this session to make attacks lightning fast, with the focus on getting the ball to the striker as quickly as possible. MORE


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