Guest Session by Jake Heracleous – Brentford FC Academy – Transition

Jake Heracleous – Brentford FC Academy

Jake is a UEFA B License Coach. He previously has worked for Arsenal FC Academy for many years. He now works at Brentford FC Academy working with players of all ages. Jake also is a scout for Brentford FC.

You can follow Jake on twitter: @jheracleouseie

Session:

Guest Session by Andy Cook – Arsenal Ladies U17 Centre of Excellence Coach – Counter Attacking

Andy Cook – Arsenal Ladies Centre of Excellence

Andy has a multi-faceted role overseeing the Centre of Excellence Under-17s, managing the reserves and working with Laura Harvey (First Team Manager) in the Elite Education Programme.

His responsibilities also include player recruitment and scouting for the youth section

Andy has the UEFA ‘B’ License and is pursuing the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow Andy on twitter: @Andycook87

Session – Counter Attacking

Phase of Play: Transition in Attack – Regaining Possession – Counter attack and end product (Any thing under 6 passes or as long as opposition does not have equal numbers in and around the ball)

Main Principle: Forward Passes

Sub-Principles

  1. Change Attitude – Open the options and pass forward
  2. Score as soon possible – take advantage opponents lack of organisation
  3. If it is not possible to play forward we retain possession and build up pressure – links back to offensive organisation (Over 6 passes)

Laura Harvey Arsenal Ladies Manager – Forward play and Supporting Runs 4-3-3

LAURA HARVEY – ARSENAL LADIES

Laura became Arsenal first team manager in 2009/10 season, guiding them to the last-ever Women’s Premier League title months later. One year on she led the Club to a Super League, FA Cup and Continental Cup ‘treble’.

Arsenal Ladies are also on the verge of winning another Women’s Super League. please click on the link to check out the league: www.fawsl.com

You can also her coaching on insidesoccer.com

Laura is 1 of only 17 women in England to hold the UEFA ‘A’ License.

Here is session on the Forward play and Supporting Runs for the 4-3-3.

FORWARD PLAY AND SUPPORTING RUNS 4-3-3