Counter attacking

Counter attacking relies on two important aspects, both of which must be executed at speed. The first step is to transition quickly between defence and attack when your team wins possession. Upon transition the team must attack at speed (often taking a direct route to goal) in order to capitalise on a numerical advantage.

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Different speeds of attack

This session is about developing the ability to attack at speed with immediate forward passing and forward running, combined with the ability to build controlled attacks against a set defensive structure.

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Counter-attacking and transitions

This session is about counter-attacking with pace on the first phase, decision-making and game-related play thereafter.

It is match-realistic and game-related for all positions. So in attacking play we want to see shots on goal, with movement to create or score. In terms of defending play, this is about defending crosses into the box, so players have to ask if they defend space or the man.

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Deadly transitions

This session examines how we condition a player technically, tactically, physiologically and psychologically when attacking and defending transitions in a small-sided competition-based game.

It’s important to practise this because it improves our mastering of a scenario that appears regularly in matches…

“My session in Elite Soccer will help show you how our way is applied in simple training activities to give you a first idea to develop counter pressing”

 

5-star Jurgen Klopp
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