“SWEDISH STYLE” Aim: To practice counter-attacking moves, technically and tactically, and to develop a countering attitude. Numbers: 8 v 8 plus goalkeeper. Area: Full pitch. Concept: A combination of two practices: 6v4 (waves of attack) and 4v2 (on the counter). Rules: – 6 against 4 with free play (half field). – If the goalkeeper or a defender intercepts the ball, the player immediately initiates a counter-attack. – The counter involves 4v2 (half field). – The 6v4 group take no part in the counter-attack. – The 4v2 group wait in their areas for the counter to be initiated. – When the play breaks down, the practice is restarted in the center-circle by a midfield player from the group of six. Coaching Points: – Work with the strikers on the counter – one to the ball, the other on the move; – Encourage combination play between wingers and strikers; – Focus on speed (players and ball) and directness; – In the 6v4 the attackers are free to express themselves, while the defenders work on interceptions and then deep, penetrating passes; – The two groups of eight players can change roles – when directed to do so by the coach.
THE FOUR CORNERSTechnical/Tactical: