Guest Session by Mark Mcluckie – Dundee Utd – Goalkeeping

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Mark Mcluckie – Dundee Utd (SPL)

Mark is a academy GK coach at Dundee Utd FC of the Scottish Premier League. He is responsible for the coaching and development of goalkeepers from U10 to U17 level.  Previously held a similar position with Falkirk FC.  Goalkeeping coach for the Scottish FA working with the Scotland U15 squad.  He’s also selected goalkeepers for the Scottish FA’s Performance School program and Regional Performance squad.  He will also be a goalkeeping Coach Education Tutor in 2013.  Mark holds the Scottish FA Goalkeeping ‘Advanced’ Licence and Youth Award (now ‘C’ Licence).

You can follow Mark on twitter: @mark_m_81

Session:

Dundee GK pt1 Dundee GK pt1 expl Dundee GK pt2 Dundee GK pt2 expl Dundee GK pt3 Dundee GK pt 3 expl Dundee GK pt4 Dundee GK pt 4 expl Dundee GK pt5 Dundee GK pt5 expl

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Transition Sessions & Games Part 2

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Here are some Transition Games. Transition is a major part of the game. It is vitally important that it is done affectively. Games can be won and lost in transition.

“The quick transition is the most important aspect – quickly restructuring to defend or exploiting the opponent with speed when the ball is regained.” Jose Mourinho

Activities:

4 Team Transition 3x3x3x3

Transition 10v5

Transition:Switchin Pt of attack

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Guest Session by Kevin Sims – Manchester City Ladies FC – Developing Possession and movement in a midfield 3.

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Kevin Sims – Machester City Ladies FC

Kevin is the Assistant Manager at Manchester City Ladies FC. He holds the UEFA B License and the FA Youth Modules 1,2 and 3.

you can follow Kevin on twitter: @footykev

Session: Man City LFC - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three -

Man city LFC 2 - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three - Man City ladies FC

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Guest Session by Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy- Transition

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Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy

Joe Antonelli is a full time Academy coach at Barnet FC. He holds the UEFA B License.

You can follow him on twitter: @JT_Antonelli

Session: (To Enlarge, click on image)

Barnet FC - Transition Ex's and Games

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Guest Session by Scott Hastings – Works at Chelsea FC- Possession Orientated SSG’s

Scott Hastings – Works at Chelsea FC

Scott is a Chelsea FC – Foundation Coach. He has the FA level 1 & 2, Futsal level 1 and a BA (Hons) in Football Studies.

You can follow Scott on twitter: @Scotty_Hastings

Session:

Challange them with 30 seconds challanges that they will perform at a high tempo (eg right foot, left foot, both feet, sole of the foot, toe taps, turns and skills)

Diagram shows half inside and half out, this could be a variation, so once you have done your 30 second challange, swap with a player on the outside.

Similar set up (include gates)

– Have players pair up and pass amongst each other (Give kids freedom, let them play)

– After freedom introduce challanges (pass through as many gates as you can in a time limit)

– Keep challanges varied and always keep the tempo high!

Same square

– Split players into four teams of three players, and put them in a zone.

– Give each player a number, and tell the players to pass and move in their area (unopposed)

– When the coach shouts a number, have the player run clockwise into the next area to try and win the ball

– Very simply, first player to win the ball gets a point.

Progression to Small Sided Games (SSG)

 

 Set Up

– Two teams in each half

– Number of balls with the coach ready to feed in

– Area size depends on number of players

(NOTE: Diagram didnt allow me to expand area so that is the reason theres no depth)

– Coach feeds the ball into either side

– Opposite team sends one player to close the ball down.

– Massive overload (6v1) to begin with which is unrealistic, however creates alot of success

Coaching Tips:

Coach team to make the area as big as possible

– More defenders come in, encourage attacking team to get between depends to link play

– If you have an odd amount of players, let him be “magic man” and play for both teams.

Set Up

– 1v1 in the final thirds, and a 4v4 in the middle area

– Vary area size (again diagram wouldnt allow me to expand)

– Give the players a lot of freedom

– Allow them to work out how to get it into their target

– Make sure you rotate the players roles

– Could add progressions such as make five passes then try and get to target man etc

Coaching Tips:

The target isnt static, he should be moving in relation to the balls position to help support his team (see red target)

– Remind players to always find new positions and dont be afraid to “start again”.

Set Up

– 4v4 inside the square

– Four neutral targets outside the area

– No goalkeepers

– When a team has the ball, essentially it is 8v4 if you include the targets.

– Set a condition of one touch finish

– Give players freedom

– Target men can be static/passive

– Progress to allow targets to switch the ball

Coaching Points:

– Remind players to create new spaces

– Use targets to keep possession

– Dont be afraid to start again

 

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Guest Session by Tony Begg – Hibernian FC Academy (SPL) – Close Range Finishing

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Tony Begg – Hibernian FC Academy

Tony Begg is a Coach at Hibernian FC Academy. He Coaches the U10 team at the club. He holds the Scottish FA Children’s Level 4 Award and the Youth Module Level 4 Award.

Session:

Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt1 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt2 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt3 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt4

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Guest Session by Simon Cooper – Manchester City FC Academy – Speed of Play

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Simon Cooper – Manchester City FC Academy

Simon is the Performance Coach for the elite U15/16 Squad at the Academy. He holds the UEFA B License. You can follow him on twitter: @spirittobelieve

Session:

Man city session 1

Man city - session pt 2

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Spanish Football Sessions…Manuals and Videos

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In the modern game Spanish football is leading the way in producing players year after year. The Spanish national team have won the last two Euro Championships and the last World Cup. This is due to the way that each team plays a tactical high pressing game defensively, and with a great emphasis on possessing the ball with pace and purpose to penetrate when attacking. It is demonstrated in these training manuals and videos how some of the top spanish clubs train their reserve and 1st teams.

Please take a look at some of the material below….

Note: Manuals are in Spanish…

VILLARREAL- Head Coach Juan Carlos Garrido

REAL MADRID

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt1

Real Madrid Training Session Pt2

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt3

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt4

FC BARCELONA

FC Barcelona Training Manual

FC Barcelona Training Sessions pt2

ATHLETIC BILBOA – Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa

Athletic Bilboa Training Manual

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Guest Session by Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia C.F Reserve Team Head Coach – Attacking Situations

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Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia CF

Oscar Fernandez worked as Valencia CF for many years working with Valencia CF youth teams and the Reserve team. He now works at Aspire Academy in Qatar. He has also done work for insidesoccer.com

Oscar has his UEFA A License. Check out his website: http://www.oscarfernandezentrador.com

You can follow oscar on twitter: @o_fer21

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Guest Session – Ben Trinder – Chelsea FC – Receiving and Turning

Ben Trinder – Chelsea FC Development centre

Ben has the FA Level 2, Youth Module 2. He has Attended Coerver youth diploma with Alf Galustian. Ben’s visited various pro club academies to observe coaches working with young players. He plan’s to do my Youth module 3 and UEFA B coaching courses in the near future. Ben works for Chelsea FC Development Centre working with players from 5 to 7 years old.

You can follow Ben on twitter @BenTrinder19

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