Defending counter attacks

Defending against counter-attacks is all about making the right decisions and recognising what parts of the field to protect and where to channel attackers to reduce the danger and slow down the attacks. Develop your teams recognition and start to shut out even the most potent of counter attacks.

What’s in the Session?

  1. Session focused on defending and stopping counter attacks once the opponents have regained possession.
  2. Players will recognise triggers of when the opposition begin to counter attack – and understand the priorities and methods of how to delay, deflect and defend against it.
  3. Concentration, judgement of when to go / stay, shape, compact and narrow.
  4. The session is aimed at players between the ages of U17 – U21.
  5. Conditioned game & SSG

To coach and develop players of how to defend against counter attacks from different areas of the pitch. Providing detail around who, when and how to engage the opposition to stop the attack.

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