NEW SESSION – POSSESSION – RECEIVING TO PLAY FORWARD

POSSESSION – RECEIVING TO PLAY FORWARD

Possession session by Tracey Kevins. Tracey has a UEFA ‘A’ License and currently works as a NextGenUSA consultant and is former England Womens youth team coach at u17 and u19 level.  You can Follow Tracey on twitter @TraceyKevins

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

DEVELOPING MIDFIELD ATTACKING OPTIONS BY GAVIN LEVEY

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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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

Scott Allison - partic Thistle

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: COMBINATION PLAY BY TURKS AND CAICOS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, CRAIG HARRINGTON

COMBINATION PLAY BY CRAIG HARRINGTON

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Craig Harrington is the Technical Director of Football in Turks and Caicos.

To read about Craig’s coaching role click here:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27156322

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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

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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/

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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.

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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

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Guest Session by Hugo Langton – Conditioning with a ball.

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Hugo Langton

Hugo Langton UEFA A Licence Coach. Academy manager THAMESMEAD TOWN FC, Assistant manager HERNE BAY FC, Owner NKFA Scouting Network  you can check his blog out @ www.hugolangton.co.uk.

You can also follow him on twitter: @baldy1974

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