ATTACKING MOVEMENTS TO FINISH FOR THE NUMBER 9 &10 BY SAM LAITY AST COACH OF SEATTLE REIGN (NWSL). you can follow sam on twitter @mastercoach2010
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Lee Bennet – Bolton Wanderers FC
International Soccer Schools & Academy Coach
Lee Bennett works for Bolton Wanderers FC. He works for Botlons Wanderers FC Academy and for the International Soccer Schools program. He holds a UEFA B License and FA Youth Module 2.
You can Contact Lee on twitter: @leebennet_13
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Jamie Wright – Sunderland AFC
Jamie is now Head of the Football Development department at SAFC Foundation of Light where he writes new coaching delivery programmes as well as developing and writing a coach education programme. He is also responsible for quality managing all SAFC Foundation coaching delivery as well as ensuring coaches adhere to the SAFC Player Pathway. The Academy role see’s Jamie take responsibility for the 5 to 8 year old age group as part of SAFC’S category 1 Academy. Jamie also assists the head of phase working with the 9 to 11year old players.
You can follow Jamie on twitter: @jamiewright246
This basic passing session allows player to focus on a particular technique (passing and receiving the ball). Aim is to follow the sequence above whilst hopefully instilling good habits i.e. getting side on to receive ball, checking shoulder etc… Once the group have had a go at right foot, switch sides to left foot. Session can finish with a competition to see who can ‘score’ the most passes into the smaller goals.
Yellow player plays the pass into the red player who upon receiving the ball can score in either goal. The yellow player becomes the defender, coach can incentivise the defender by giving him 2 points if they retrieve the ball and score themselves.
The 5 v 3 possession game gives all players the opportunity to attack, defend and keep possession during a small sided game. 5 yellows aim is to keep possession of the ball-Coach can incentivise them by giving them a target of passes to equal a goal or before they can score a goal. 3 reds aim is to win the ball back and once they do so can score in any of the 4 goals. The positive of this game is you can work on a number of things, possession, counter attacking, defending outnumbered etc…
Lee Johnson – 1v1 Attacking in a Conditioned Small Sided Game
Lee has been working for Chelsea FC coaching within their youth academy since 2006. He previously worked for Crystal Palace FC Academy working closely to develop the clubs youth development program. He holds a UEFA B Coaching Licence, FA Youth Modules 1,2,3 and is a registered Learning Tutor for the English Football Association. His philosophy is to create a learning environment that allows young players to play with creativity and imagination developing self-confidence and belief that they can achieve personal success. Recently Lee has been coaching for insidesoccer.
You can follow Lee on twitter @leejohnson80
Defending to Counter
Here are some sessions designed for the basic principles of defending and awareness to counter as an individual/team. The sessions are geared to improve concentration from players at all times. Full pressure situations and awareness to find space to counter and speed. It is important to make the sessions competitive. For example: give players points from scoring goals on the counter.
FAKE, TAKE & BREAK 1V1s PART 1…
Here are a number of 1v1 Exercises that encourage reaction, speed of play, turns, fakes, breaking into space (acceleration). All exercises can be used for all ages. It is important to make all games competitive. With all exercises encourage players to do fakes to create space.
Fakes – examples: Scissors, Step Over, Double Scissors, Snake, Ronaldhino etc.
Coaches can give players points for scoring goals and for using fakes to score, Encourage creativity.
1V1 Games Below: