When we win the ball back when defending a team which presses us after losing the ball, we will need to connect with the free man playing behind the rivals’ back.
Is it easy to practice the counterattack? ¿Is it easy to defend teams that use the counterattack as a style of play? The counterattack could either be your most preferred playing system or not, but, your players need to know what to do when facing a team using counterattack.
To be fast but not rushing! This is a provocation rule which will improve the decision making in order to adapt the pace and the game speed.
To attack a team that has already came back in shape and uses the counterattack as their way of attacking. High level of learning in vigilances and in offensive and defensive transitions.
The fact of facing offensive freedom (continuous decision making) to two defensive lines will develop multiple defensive tactical concepts
To get quickly to the player with the ball will help us winning the ball back easier. To do this, we will need to be good at defensive vigilances. We will practice them constantly in this drill.
The offensive football is for the players without the ball. It will be key for taking advantage, for creating goal chances and for advancing in the game, to make the right movement at the right time. In the case they do the movement late it will be really easy to defend. The rules of this drill will make your team do that movement at the right time.
To press the player on the ball is a key aspect for having defensive success. If, we add the defensive vigilances, this drill will give your players a lot of defensive tactical concepts. A polarized tactical drill with plenty of offensive and defensive transitions.
A partial structure to practice the defensive shape when facing a through ball. The attacking team will practice when the right moment is to make a run losing the markers.
In a simple structure applicable to any style of play with a line of 4 in defense + 1 midfielder. You will find a lot of key tactical concepts in this drill: Shiftings, coverages, closing interior passes… and, in order to attack, a wide variety of offensive tactical concepts will be needed.