NEW SESSION: DEFENDING BY CELTIC FC’S WILLIE MCNAB

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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NEW SESSION: COUNTER ATTACKING BY FULHAM FCs DAN THOMAS

Counter Attacking by Dan Thomas. Dan is UEFA ‘A’ License Coach who is full time at Fulham FCs Academy.

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NEW SESSION: PLAYING THRU MIDFIELD IN A 4-3-3 BY BRISTOL ROVERS’ JONATHAN HENDERSON

PLAYING THRU MIDFIELD IN A 4-3-3 BY BRISTOL ROVERS’ JONATHAN HENDERSON. JONATHAN IS THE HEAD OF COACHING AND ACADEMY MANAGER AT BRISTOL ROVERS. HE HAS UEFA ‘A’ LICENSE.

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YOU CAN FOLLOW JONATHAN ON TWITTER @jonnyhenderson

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OVERVIEWPT1-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

ACTIVITY 1PT2-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

ACTIVITY 2PT3-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

ACTIVITY 3PT4-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

NEW SESSION: ATTACKING MOVEMENTS TO FINISH FOR THE NUMBER 9 & 10 BY SEATTLE REIGNS SAM LAITY

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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NEW SESSION: PLAYING OUT THE BACK IN A 4-2-3-1 BY LIVERPOOL FC LADIES – SCOTT ROGERS

PLAYING OUT THE BACK BY SCOTT ROGERS (UEFA A LICENSE) – LIVERPOOL FC LADIES AST COACH

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NEW SESSION: DEVELOPING MIDFIELD ATTACKING OPTIONS BY ABERDEEN FC’s GAVIN LEVEY

DEVELOPING MIDFIELD ATTACKING OPTIONS BY GAVIN LEVEY

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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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NEW SESSION: MIDFIELD LINKING IN A 4-2-3-1 FORMATION BY PARTICK THISTLE’S SCOTT ALLISON

MIDFIELD LINKING IN A 4-2-3-1 BY SCOTT ALLISON

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Scott is the Head of Coaching at the Partick Thistle Academy in Scotland.

You can follow Scott on twitter for more interesting posts on the game @scoallison

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NEW SESSION: PRINCIPLES OF PLAY FOR ATTACK BY NSCAA’s IAN BARKER

PRINCIPLES OF PLAY FOR ATTACK BY IAN BARKER:

Ian Barker is the Director Of Coach Education for the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America).

You Can Follow Ian on twitter @barkernscaa

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Guest Session by Mark Farrell – Motherwell FC Academy – Control Ex’s and Conditioned games

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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

Session:

Activity 1

Explanation: Players dribble around the area looking for space. Players are asked to perform a variety of techniques, skills & turns.

Coaching Points:

  • Encourage the players to play with their heads up attack the space
  • Checking shoulders before making a turn or move
  • Encourage “trial & error” – allow the players to make mistakes while trying new moves.

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Activity 2

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.

Coaching Points:

  • Let players play
  • Allow them to have fun
  • Coach the SAQ technique

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Activity 3

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.

Progression/Coaching Points:

  • Control the ball in the direction you want to go.
  • Player must control the ball inside/outside the box.
  • Pass will dictate weather players can take ball on back foot or have to control the ball across the body
  • Following player must put pressure on the ball by trying to tag the receive

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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.

Coaching Points:

  • Player in the zone controls the ball outside of the zone and joins in with team.
  • Control the ball through the gates
  • Player who passes ball follows ball and they become the end zone player.
  • Minimize touches of the players forcing them to take 2 or more

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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.

Progression/Coaching Points:

  • Look to open up the play and use wide players to penetrate further up the field.
  • Wide player’s first touch should be to move high up the pitch.. ( Within playing distance)
  • Wide players asses all options ( cut back- across the face)
  • Defending players can entre the channel
  • Play 6v6 in the middle and one player can enter the channel

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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.

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

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