Defending session by Willie McNab. Willie has a UEFA ‘A’ License and is a full time academy staff coach at Celtic Football Club in Scotland.
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DEVELOPING MIDFIELD ATTACKING OPTIONS BY GAVIN LEVEY
Aberdeen Football Club’s Head of Junior Academy, Gavin Levey presents a session that aims to introduce and develop midfield attacking options for the 4-3-3 formation. This can be adapted for any age group who are playing 11-a-side and is built up to finish with a conditioned game, which is tailored to suit the theme of the session. Gavin, who has been influential in the design of the academy’s coaching curriculum and philosophy regularly shares additional coaching content and thoughts on his twitter page @GavLevey
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Mark Farrell – Motherwell FC (SPL)
Mark works for the motherwell FC Academy. He coaches the U11 team. He has the Scottish FA Level 4 basic license for coach children and youth players. He is currently doing my UEFA B license and Scottish FA advanced children’s license.
You can follow Mark on twitter: @markfarell89
Explanation: Players dribble around the area looking for space. Players are asked to perform a variety of techniques, skills & turns.
Explanation: Players are numbered 1-4. Coach will call a number and the players called must leave their pitch and complete a SAQ movement before joining the opposite game.
Explanation: Ball starts in one box and is passed from box to box with players following their pass. Player must control the ball using the inside of the foot.
Explanation: Players in the middle play and attempt to play the ball to one of the zone men.
Players in the zone must control the ball in the zone and play to one of team mates.
Progression: Players play the same game but this time when a zone player receives the ball they are allowed to dribble the ball out of the box and can join in with their team.
A member from the opposite team has to occupy that zone that has been freed up. This will create an over load in the middle (6v4/7v5).
Team in possession aim is to have all the zones filled with the opponent’s team then keep possession for a number of minutes.
Explanation: Wide players have three touches when the ball is played into channel. Defending team cannot enter the channels. Players in channels must stay in the channel.
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