Guest Session by Louis Lancaster – Portsmouth FC Academy – Finishing

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Louis Lancaster – Portsmouth FC Academy

Louis is currently at Portsmouth FC Academy U18′s. He is working towards the Elite Coaching License (Level5). He has the UEFA A License and Age appropriate Modules 1 & 2 and Unit specific awards.

You can follow Louis on twitter: @LouisLancs

Session (click on the image to enlarge)

Close range finishing-1

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Guest Session by David Aznor Chicharro – Athletico Madrid (2007-2011) – Possession

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David Aznor Chicharro – A. Madrid 2007-2011/ Spanish FA

David Aznor Chicharro is UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach in Spain. He has worked for Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and the Spanish FA. He also runs a coaching Magazine in spain. check it out on: http://www.abfutbol.es/

Session:

Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt1 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt2 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt3 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt4

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YOUTH TO PRO SOCCER 4-3-3 Booklet – Sessions and Exercises

4-3-3 Booklet – Sessions and Exercises

Youth To Pro Soccer (YTPS) is solely about sharing information for Coaches at all levels, if its grassroots or professionals. I have put together a 4-3-3 Booklet of sessions and exercises for Coaches to Download for FREE. All Sessions have been made by Academy Soccer Coach (ASC) coaching Software, which is the best on the market!

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Thanks, Jamie Harvey, Creator of  youthtoprosocccer.com you can follow me on twitter: @Jharvcoach

Please download the 4-3-3 booklet below:

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Guest Session by Rob Gale – Canadian U18s Head Coach – Midfield Movement

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Rob Gale – U18 Canada Head Coach

Robert Gale is the Head Coach of the U18 Canada Mens Team. He also is the assistant of the U17 Mens team. He has the Canadian and USSF A license and is completing the UEFA A License this summer.

Session:

Six midfielders inside center circle- divided up into four ten by ten yard squares. Players pair up – one player takes lead and begins moving inside circle- other player reads movement and rule is they cannot be in same half of the circle as their partner. (take turns as lead)

Progressions:

One player has the ball he dribbles inside circle- partner moves without the ball but still cannot be in same half as partner. All Runs must be in shape of 7 (check mark). Players then move ball between them and combine whilst still making runs and being in opposite sides of the circle –both horizontally and vertically.

Mid 1

Progression:

Central midfield three work inside center circle with 4 10x 10 divisions, each occupying a different quarter each. Players rotate off each other trying to maintain good distances and angles of support for each other. After  a couple of passes with rotation ahead of the ball- little set back pass for deep midfield who hits first time raking ball to flanks- aiming for 20 yard triangle set up on line. 

Wide player takes ball out of the air and on the run and delivers cross into area. Midfield three then get another ball and try and work both flanks as appropriate to play.

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 Coaching Points:Movement of players should be sharp and read off each other tempo in passing combinations. 

Set back ball needs to be weighted to allow for first time switch ball. 

Wide player should be anticipating driven ball wide and take ball out of the air and in their stride and hit realistic cross on the run.

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Midfield rotation – playing out from back

3 players at each end about 50 yards apart. And 3v3 in the middle 30×30 yard square. Players try and rotate in the midfield and switch play from one side to the other- back 3 at each end rotate ball around and look to play forward when movement dictates the pass.

Coaching Points

·         Establish the shape of the midfield three early

·         Encourage mobility to get player on the ball

·         Look for split runs between midfield partners- across back shoulder of defenders

·         Establish appropriate space between passing player and receiving midfield player

·         Receive half turned and look to play forward – take a picture before you receive (head on a swivel)

·         Look for combination play and early outlet pass

·         Back 3 should look for the forward pass down the channel and change point of attack on the angle

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10 v10. (30mins) ½ FIELD – Speed of play – Ball movement and shapeCoaching Points

·         Recap on themes from previous sessions. Focus on ability to play out from back through midfield quickly and simply.

·         Full backs disperse early and hips facing forward- 1st touch forward

·         Midfielder’s ability to play with head on a swivel, look forward, think forward and play forward.

·         Wide players can they get shape early and go at players 1v1.

·         Can strikers play on a pendulum- show and show again.

·         Timing and movement of attacking runs.

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Guest Session by Louis Lancaster – Portsmouth FC Academy – Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

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Louis Lancaster – Portsmouth FC Academy

Louis is currently at Portsmouth FC Academy U18′s. He is working towards the Elite Coaching License (Level5). He has the UEFA A License and Age appropriate Modules 1 & 2 and Unit specific awards.

You can follow Louis on twitter: @LouisLancs

Session: (to enlarge click on image)

Playing through midfield 4-3-3

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Guest Session by Rui Sa Lemos – FC Porto Academy – Speed of Play

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Rui Sa Lemos – FC Porto Academy (Portugal)

Rui is a coach at the FC Porto Academy coaching a number of FC Porto youth teams. He has the UEFA B License. You can follow him on twitter: @RuiSaLemos

Session:

RuiSaLemos - FC Porto Academy pt 1 RuiSaLemos - FC Porto Academy pt 2 RuiSaLemos - FC Porto Academy pt 3 RuiSaLemos - FC Porto Academy pt 4

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Guest Session by Neil Winskill- Newcastle United FC Academy – Crossing and Finishing

Neil Winskill – Newcastle United FC Academy

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This is Neil’s second session for youthtoprosoccer.com. To see his first session please     Click Here. It is a session on the role of the ‘modern day’ defensive midfielder.

This session is designed from watching Robin Van Persie scoring goals from crosses at Manchester United.

You can follow Neil on twitter @NeilWinskill

Session: (Click on Image to Enlarge)

Defensive Midfield Player (#4) - profile NEIL WINSKILL

Finishing from Crosses Overview (RVP) - Neil Winskill

Finishing from Crosses Session (RVP) - Neil Winskill

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Guest Session by John Lawson – Celtic FC Academy – Switching the point of Attack

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John Lawson – Celtic FC Academy

John Lawson is the Celtic U12 Academy Coach & Development Centre Manager U6-U10. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Coaching, SFA Level 5 Advanced Children’s License, SFA Level 5 Advanced Youth License, SAQ Preliminary Award Level 1, SFA Physical Preparation Youth & Children’s Certificates, and he has Enrolled on UEFA B Licence Course 2013. He has coached for the last 12 years both in the USA & in Scotland at recreational, college, boys club and elite level. Coached for the last 7 years at Academy level with Hamilton Academical Fc, Heart of Midlothian Fc and now at Celtic Football Club.

You can follow John on twitter: @weejock21

Session:

Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt1 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt2 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt3 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt4

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Guest Session by Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy Ast Foundation Coach – Possession

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Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy

Mark Muddyman has the UEFA B licence (Level 3), BSc Physical Education & Sports Coaching Science, FA Youth Module 2, Premier Skills Practice Play Level 1, Coerver Youth Diploma.

Session:

BCFC Academy u10s pt1 BCFC Academy U10s pt2 BCFC Academy U10s pt3 BCFC Academy U10s pt4

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Guest Session by Steve Beattie – Dundee UTD Academy – Movement with the ball

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Steve Beattie – Dundee United Academy

Steve has the children level 4 and youth level 4 (now uefa C) and is working on the UEFA B  License. He has coached for over 10 years, pro youth for over 4 years, working for Dundee FC, Raith Rovers and now Dundee United (2 years).

You can follow him on twitter: @DUFC_Coach

Session:

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