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RSL AZ Learning Center - Week #5 Attacking Phase: Counter Press

By RSL AZ, 09/29/23, 10:00AM MST


The RSL AZ Learning Center is back with new curriculum. If you missed any of the previous posts see below. 

Week #1 - Attacking Phase: Creation & Use of Space
Week #2 - Defending Phase: Close DGC & Prevent Penetration
Week #3 - Attacking Phase: Draw Defense & SPOA
Week #4 - Defending Phase: Set the Trap

Week #5
Attacking Phase: Counter Press


  • Counter Press to Regain Possession


  • Mentality to transition to win the ball back
  • Immediate Compression of Space
  • Backline protect the space behind
  • Immediate pressure/recovery to regain possession
  • Surround the ball and squeeze with #'s
  • Connect pass “out of channel” that won it
  • If won back in attacking ½, Be aggressive to go forward