NEW SESSION: COUNTER ATTACKING BY FULHAM FCs DAN THOMAS

Counter Attacking by Dan Thomas. Dan is UEFA ‘A’ License Coach who is full time at Fulham FCs Academy.

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Transition Sessions & Games Part 2

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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

Activities:

4 Team Transition 3x3x3x3

Transition 10v5

Transition:Switchin Pt of attack

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Guest Session by Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia C.F Reserve Team Head Coach – Attacking Situations

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Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia CF

Oscar Fernandez worked as Valencia CF for many years working with Valencia CF youth teams and the Reserve team. He now works at Aspire Academy in Qatar. He has also done work for insidesoccer.com

Oscar has his UEFA A License. Check out his website: http://www.oscarfernandezentrador.com

You can follow oscar on twitter: @o_fer21

Session:

Defending to Counter – U8-U11 Players

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.

SESSION:

Guest Session by Andy Cook – Arsenal Ladies U17 Centre of Excellence Coach – Counter Attacking

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

Sub-Principles

  1. Change Attitude – Open the options and pass forward
  2. Score as soon possible – take advantage opponents lack of organisation
  3. If it is not possible to play forward we retain possession and build up pressure – links back to offensive organisation (Over 6 passes)