This scenario allows you to anticipate the interception and making a solid decision to distribute immediately in order to score quickly. The counter attack drill starts with the defender (1) feeding the ball from the 25 yard line (Cone) (Ball heap). The defender (1) feeds the ball towards the cone over the halfway line on the righthand side. The oposing defender (Red A) runs over the halfway line and intercepts the ball before it crosses the halfway line. When the defender (Red A)intercepts the ball, he throws a small overhead pass, where your left defender/ Link (Red B) runs onto the ball. (Red B) dribbles the ball into the circle, where he sends a pass to the right of goal to an attacker entering the circle. The right defender/ Link Red C) forms part of this counter attack and has to quickly make his way to the circle to be the passing option and ultimately takes the shot at goal. The feeder (!) has to go back and defend the Player (Red B) entering the circle. The left link atacker (3) has to follow the right back/ Link (Red C)to the circle to prevent the shot. Once the drill has been completed, the 2nd set of 6 players waiting at the cones, takes over and repeats the drill. After the 1st set of players has finished their turn, they rotate clockwise on the feild, to enter into defence/ attacking drill turn.
The interception feeling is very important in that it has to be calculated. Missing the ball will cause you to be out of position and vulnerable for a full on attack. After interception, you have to have communication to fully realise the possibility of a quick counter attack.
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