“PRESSING V COUNTERING” Aim: To work on pressing and countering. Numbers: 2 teams 8 v 8 (1 goalkeeper + 7 when defending and countering). Area: Half pitch. Duration: 2 x 7 minutes with a one-minute break (the teams change roles at the break). Rules: – The goalkeeper of the defending/countering team must play the ball to a team-mate – this is a free pass. The goalkeeper cannot score. – The pressing team has no goalkeeper, but has an extra man in midfield (a joker). Coaching: – To teach the pressing team to press the ball, to pressure opponents close to the ball, and to collectively squeeze the space. On regaining possession, they go for goal. – The defending/countering team need to retain possession under pressure, and when appropriate, to counter immediately the ball is regained.
THE FOUR CORNERSTechnical/Tactical: