Guest Session by Scott Hastings – Chelsea FC Foundation Coach – First Touch & Passing

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Scott Hastings – Chelsea FC

Scott is a Chelsea FC – Foundation Coach. He has the FA level 1 & 2, Futsal level 1 and a BA (Hons) in Football Studies.

You can follow Scott on twitter: @Scotty_Hastings

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First Touch & Passing

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Guest Session by Mark Mcluckie – Dundee Utd – Goalkeeping

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Mark Mcluckie – Dundee Utd (SPL)

Mark is a academy GK coach at Dundee Utd FC of the Scottish Premier League. He is responsible for the coaching and development of goalkeepers from U10 to U17 level.  Previously held a similar position with Falkirk FC.  Goalkeeping coach for the Scottish FA working with the Scotland U15 squad.  He’s also selected goalkeepers for the Scottish FA’s Performance School program and Regional Performance squad.  He will also be a goalkeeping Coach Education Tutor in 2013.  Mark holds the Scottish FA Goalkeeping ‘Advanced’ Licence and Youth Award (now ‘C’ Licence).

You can follow Mark on twitter: @mark_m_81

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Guest Session by Scott Hastings – Works at Chelsea FC- Possession Orientated SSG’s

Scott Hastings – Works at Chelsea FC

Scott is a Chelsea FC – Foundation Coach. He has the FA level 1 & 2, Futsal level 1 and a BA (Hons) in Football Studies.

You can follow Scott on twitter: @Scotty_Hastings

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Challange them with 30 seconds challanges that they will perform at a high tempo (eg right foot, left foot, both feet, sole of the foot, toe taps, turns and skills)

Diagram shows half inside and half out, this could be a variation, so once you have done your 30 second challange, swap with a player on the outside.

Similar set up (include gates)

– Have players pair up and pass amongst each other (Give kids freedom, let them play)

– After freedom introduce challanges (pass through as many gates as you can in a time limit)

– Keep challanges varied and always keep the tempo high!

Same square

– Split players into four teams of three players, and put them in a zone.

– Give each player a number, and tell the players to pass and move in their area (unopposed)

– When the coach shouts a number, have the player run clockwise into the next area to try and win the ball

– Very simply, first player to win the ball gets a point.

Progression to Small Sided Games (SSG)

 

 Set Up

– Two teams in each half

– Number of balls with the coach ready to feed in

– Area size depends on number of players

(NOTE: Diagram didnt allow me to expand area so that is the reason theres no depth)

– Coach feeds the ball into either side

– Opposite team sends one player to close the ball down.

– Massive overload (6v1) to begin with which is unrealistic, however creates alot of success

Coaching Tips:

Coach team to make the area as big as possible

– More defenders come in, encourage attacking team to get between depends to link play

– If you have an odd amount of players, let him be “magic man” and play for both teams.

Set Up

– 1v1 in the final thirds, and a 4v4 in the middle area

– Vary area size (again diagram wouldnt allow me to expand)

– Give the players a lot of freedom

– Allow them to work out how to get it into their target

– Make sure you rotate the players roles

– Could add progressions such as make five passes then try and get to target man etc

Coaching Tips:

The target isnt static, he should be moving in relation to the balls position to help support his team (see red target)

– Remind players to always find new positions and dont be afraid to “start again”.

Set Up

– 4v4 inside the square

– Four neutral targets outside the area

– No goalkeepers

– When a team has the ball, essentially it is 8v4 if you include the targets.

– Set a condition of one touch finish

– Give players freedom

– Target men can be static/passive

– Progress to allow targets to switch the ball

Coaching Points:

– Remind players to create new spaces

– Use targets to keep possession

– Dont be afraid to start again

 

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Guest Session by Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia C.F Reserve Team Head Coach – Attacking Situations

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Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia CF

Oscar Fernandez worked as Valencia CF for many years working with Valencia CF youth teams and the Reserve team. He now works at Aspire Academy in Qatar. He has also done work for insidesoccer.com

Oscar has his UEFA A License. Check out his website: http://www.oscarfernandezentrador.com

You can follow oscar on twitter: @o_fer21

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Guest session by Dave Bailey – Midfield Movement – Bolton Wanderers FC

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Dave Bailey – Bolton Wanderers FC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave is the International Soccer School Manager for Bolton Wanderers FC

He has the UEFA A License

You can follow Dave on twitter: @dave_bailey13

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Guest Session by Teddy Chronopoulos – Chivas USA Academy – Breaking Defensive Lines with Penetration

Teddy Chronopoulos – Chivas USA (MLS)

Teddy Chronopoulos is the Academy Director at Chivas USA. Teddy played a number of games/years in the MLS and Greek Division one.

Teddy holds the USSF ‘A’ License.

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Movement to Finish

Movement to Finish

Here are some exercises for Movement to finish in front of goal on the counter. They create a rhythm and relationship with the Forwards and Midfields.

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Guest Session by Jason Webber – Cardiff City FC Academy – Keeping the Ball under Pressure

 Jason Webber – Cardiff City Academy Coach

Jason Webber is a coach at Cardiff city FC Academy. He is the coach of the U14 team.

He has a UEFA ‘B’ License, and is pursuing the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow Jason on Twitter: @WebberTJason

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