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

COMBINATION PLAY BY CRAIG HARRINGTON

C Harrington

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

SESSION:

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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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Ian Barker Session NSCAA

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 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.

Mid 1

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.

mid 2

 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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Playing through midfield 4-3-3

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Guest Session by Neil Winskill- Newcastle United FC Academy – Crossing and Finishing

Neil Winskill – Newcastle United FC Academy

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This is Neil’s second session for youthtoprosoccer.com. To see his first session please     Click Here. It is a session on the role of the ‘modern day’ defensive midfielder.

This session is designed from watching Robin Van Persie scoring goals from crosses at Manchester United.

You can follow Neil on twitter @NeilWinskill

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Finishing from Crosses Session (RVP) - Neil Winskill

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Guest Session by Kevin Sims – Manchester City Ladies FC – Developing Possession and movement in a midfield 3.

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Kevin Sims – Machester City Ladies FC

Kevin is the Assistant Manager at Manchester City Ladies FC. He holds the UEFA B License and the FA Youth Modules 1,2 and 3.

you can follow Kevin on twitter: @footykev

Session: Man City LFC - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three -

Man city LFC 2 - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three - Man City ladies FC

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Guest Session by Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy- Transition

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Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy

Joe Antonelli is a full time Academy coach at Barnet FC. He holds the UEFA B License.

You can follow him on twitter: @JT_Antonelli

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Barnet FC - Transition Ex's and Games

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Guest Session by Dan Thomas – Fulham FC Academy – Runs off the ball

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Dan Thomas – Fulham FC Academy

Dan is the coach at the Fulham FC Academy U14 Team. He holds a UEFA ‘A’ License.

This is Dan’s second session for YTP Soccer. Here is a link to his first session (highlighted): Session 1 4-3-3 Forward Movement

You can follow Dan on twitter: @danthomas1958

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Guest Session by Ben Bartlet The FA – Building Attacks

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Ben Bartlet – The FA

Ben works for The English Football Association as a Regional Coach Development Manager, a role in which he supports the development of coaches working at a range of levels. Ben holds the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow ben on twitter: @BenBarts

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