Counter Attacking by Dan Thomas. Dan is UEFA ‘A’ License Coach who is full time at Fulham FCs Academy.
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Here are some Transition Games. Transition is a major part of the game. It is vitally important that it is done affectively. Games can be won and lost in transition.
“The quick transition is the most important aspect – quickly restructuring to defend or exploiting the opponent with speed when the ball is regained.” Jose Mourinho
For videos from top Professional Academies check out:
Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia CF
Oscar has his UEFA A License. Check out his website: http://www.oscarfernandezentrador.com
You can follow oscar on twitter: @o_fer21
Defending to Counter
Here are some sessions designed for the basic principles of defending and awareness to counter as an individual/team. The sessions are geared to improve concentration from players at all times. Full pressure situations and awareness to find space to counter and speed. It is important to make the sessions competitive. For example: give players points from scoring goals on the counter.
Andy Cook – Arsenal Ladies Centre of Excellence
Andy has a multi-faceted role overseeing the Centre of Excellence Under-17s, managing the reserves and working with Laura Harvey (First Team Manager) in the Elite Education Programme.
His responsibilities also include player recruitment and scouting for the youth section
Andy has the UEFA ‘B’ License and is pursuing the UEFA ‘A’ License.
You can follow Andy on twitter: @Andycook87
Session – Counter Attacking
Phase of Play: Transition in Attack – Regaining Possession – Counter attack and end product (Any thing under 6 passes or as long as opposition does not have equal numbers in and around the ball)
Main Principle: Forward Passes