Guest Session by Scott Allison, St Mirren, Building from the back 4-3-3 v 4-4-2

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Scott Allison  – St Mirren (SPL) Academy

Scott Allison is a professional youth coach currently at Scottish Premier League side St Mirren FC.   He currently holds the UEFA B Licence, SFA Advanced Youth Licence (Level 5) and SFA Advanced Children’s Licence (Level 5).

Scott has previous experience at Glasgow Rangers FC, Livingston FC and Partick Thistle FC and has worked with every elite youth age group from U19 to U11.  He is also a former Scottish FA Senior Football Development Officer/ Coach Education Tutor and last played professionally in the Scottish 3rd Division with East Stirlingshire FC.   Scott believes in developing attractive, attacking, effective football and studies the traditional Dutch and Spanish styles of play.

Scott has already done a session for YTPSoccer. Check out his first session:

Developing an attacking style of play

You can follow Scott on twitter: @scoallison

Session:

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Guest Session – Foundation Session by Jamie Wright – Sunderland AFC

Jamie Wright – Sunderland AFC

Jamie Wright is 29 and os a UEFA B Coach. His job role is Head of Football Development (SAFC Foundation of Light) & Assistant head of Foundation Stage (SAFC Academy).

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

Session

 

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…