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/

Session:

Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt1 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt2 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt3 Sesión de Entrenamiento DAVID AZNAR english-pt4

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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

Session:

First Touch & Passing

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Guest Session by John Lawson – Celtic FC Academy – Switching the point of Attack

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John Lawson – Celtic FC Academy

John Lawson is the Celtic U12 Academy Coach & Development Centre Manager U6-U10. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Coaching, SFA Level 5 Advanced Children’s License, SFA Level 5 Advanced Youth License, SAQ Preliminary Award Level 1, SFA Physical Preparation Youth & Children’s Certificates, and he has Enrolled on UEFA B Licence Course 2013. He has coached for the last 12 years both in the USA & in Scotland at recreational, college, boys club and elite level. Coached for the last 7 years at Academy level with Hamilton Academical Fc, Heart of Midlothian Fc and now at Celtic Football Club.

You can follow John on twitter: @weejock21

Session:

Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt1 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt2 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt3 Switching the Point of Attack - Celtic FC pt4

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Guest Session by Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy Ast Foundation Coach – Possession

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Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy

Mark Muddyman has the UEFA B licence (Level 3), BSc Physical Education & Sports Coaching Science, FA Youth Module 2, Premier Skills Practice Play Level 1, Coerver Youth Diploma.

Session:

BCFC Academy u10s pt1 BCFC Academy U10s pt2 BCFC Academy U10s pt3 BCFC Academy U10s pt4

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Transition Sessions & Games Part 2

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Here are some Transition Games. Transition is a major part of the game. It is vitally important that it is done affectively. Games can be won and lost in transition.

“The quick transition is the most important aspect – quickly restructuring to defend or exploiting the opponent with speed when the ball is regained.” Jose Mourinho

Activities:

4 Team Transition 3x3x3x3

Transition 10v5

Transition:Switchin Pt of attack

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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

Session:

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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Spanish Football Sessions…Manuals and Videos

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In the modern game Spanish football is leading the way in producing players year after year. The Spanish national team have won the last two Euro Championships and the last World Cup. This is due to the way that each team plays a tactical high pressing game defensively, and with a great emphasis on possessing the ball with pace and purpose to penetrate when attacking. It is demonstrated in these training manuals and videos how some of the top spanish clubs train their reserve and 1st teams.

Please take a look at some of the material below….

Note: Manuals are in Spanish…

VILLARREAL- Head Coach Juan Carlos Garrido

REAL MADRID

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt1

Real Madrid Training Session Pt2

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt3

Real Madrid Training Sessions Pt4

FC BARCELONA

FC Barcelona Training Manual

FC Barcelona Training Sessions pt2

ATHLETIC BILBOA – Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa

Athletic Bilboa Training Manual

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