In this coaching course filmed exclusively for CV Academy, John Prince, senior youth development phase coach at Blackburn Rovers, takes his players through a series of practices designed to develop their ability to exploit the moment of attacking transition.
The session begins with a technical passing practice in which players must play forward and combine at pace before getting a shot off on goal. It moves on to a four-goal transition game, in which two teams of four aim to retain possession in the centre circle; a pressing team of four attempts to win the ball back and score into one of four mini-goals positioned on the outside. The final practice is a 6v6 game in which one team must try to play out from the back and run the ball over a target endline; the out-of-possession team, which is the coach’s main focus, should press, win the ball and attack quickly to score in a full-sized goal.
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