16 "Transitions have become crucial. Everybody says that set plays win most games, but I think it is more about transitions." José Mourinho
17 "You must capitalize on the space in front of you." Sir Alex Ferguson
18 FAST BREAKS/COUNTER-ATTACKS (Fast Breaks) AN ATTACK IN REPLY TO AN ATTACK
19 1. CLASSIC The ball is regained in the back third and quickly delivered to the front for a few attackers to exploit a small number of opponents.
20 2. COLLECTIVE COUNTER The ball is won back in midfield and a group of players counter-attack at pace, against a disorganised defence, with direct, fluid combination play.
21 COUNTERS Image name & copyright The speed of the transition play is much quicker today and most counters involve a group of 4 or 5 players flooding forward." Sir Alex Ferguson
22 3. ADVANCED COUNTER By retrieving the ball well into the opponent's half, a few attackers quickly exploit the lack of defenders or any defensive disorder.
23 4. SOLO COUNTER Following the quick transition, an individual player completes the counter (often using direct running with the ball) with a solo finish.
24 "The quick transition is the most important aspect quickly restructuring to defend, or exploiting the opponent with speed when the ball is regained." José Mourinho
25 FAST BREAK PRINCIPLES DEFENDING: Disorganised, low numbers, square passes, space behind ATTACKING: Interceptions, Reaction Time
26 FAST BREAK PRINCIPLES Transition Speed Immediate Forward Action (passing or running with the ball) Willingness to Support Explosive Running Quick Ball Speed Minimum Number of Passes Swift Solutions (i.e. opportunities) Fast Finishing
27 THE THREE PHASES OF COUNTERING 1. The Trigger (e.g. clearance or interception) What triggered the counter?
28 THE THREE PHASES OF COUNTERING 2. The Transfer (e.g. running with the ball or forward pass) How was the ball transferred?
30 THE THREE PHASES OF COUNTERING 3. The Target a. Did the counter reach the target? b. Which tactical move created the goalscoring opportunity?
31 COACHING QUESTIONS 1. Successful: Why? 2. Unsuccessful: Why? How could it have been better?
32 COUNTER / FAST BREAK GOALS (From Open Play) EURO (2008) Nearly 1/2 UCL Nearly 1/3
33 COUNTERING TO BE SUCCESSFUL, A TEAM MUST BE CAPABLE OF COUNTER- ATTACKING. UEFA Technical Team
34 COUNTERING THE COUNTER "With counterattacking becoming increasingly important, countering the counter has become the main trend." Arsène Wenger
35 COUNTERING THE COUNTER Image name & copyright Quickly Reform Press the Ball Midfield Screen Minimise the Risk Technical Fouls Defend Deep Force Opp. Back
95 Everything is optimal in the UEFA Champions League. Arsène Wenger, Arsenal FC 18th UEFA 8th UEFA Course Conference for Coach for European Educators, National Coaches, April 09.08, 2010, Vienna Italy
96 UCL ANALYSIS WHY? The UCL is a benchmark for football standards Image name & copyright and a yardstick for coaches
97 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THE TRENDS Image name & copyright Presentation by Andy Roxburgh, UEFA Technical Director
98 18 th UEFA Course For Coach Educators April 2010 Coverciano/Italy
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