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VIDEO: Three drills to build a counter attacking tactic – Richard Hill
Use these three drills to build an attacking pattern to counter-attack from a kick to a winger. Note the running lines and how and when the ball is moved to create space. Finally, put this into game-related situations.
Good counter attacking principles
- Go forward if possible after the catch.
- Pass the ball infield.
- Call from the outside when the defence is read.
- Pass hard and flat to avoid losing ground.