ATTACKING MOVEMENTS TO FINISH FOR THE NUMBER 9 &10 BY SAM LAITY AST COACH OF SEATTLE REIGN (NWSL). you can follow sam on twitter @mastercoach2010
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COMBINATION PLAY BY CRAIG HARRINGTON
Craig Harrington is the Technical Director of Football in Turks and Caicos.
To read about Craig’s coaching role click here:
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Neil Winskill – Newcastle United FC Academy
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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Ben Trinder – Chelsea FC Development centre
Ben has the FA Level 2, Youth Module 2. He has Attended Coerver youth diploma with Alf Galustian. Ben’s visited various pro club academies to observe coaches working with young players. He plan’s to do my Youth module 3 and UEFA B coaching courses in the near future. Ben works for Chelsea FC Development Centre working with players from 5 to 7 years old.
You can follow Ben on twitter @BenTrinder19
Lee Johnson – 1v1 Attacking in a Conditioned Small Sided Game
Lee has been working for Chelsea FC coaching within their youth academy since 2006. He previously worked for Crystal Palace FC Academy working closely to develop the clubs youth development program. He holds a UEFA B Coaching Licence, FA Youth Modules 1,2,3 and is a registered Learning Tutor for the English Football Association. His philosophy is to create a learning environment that allows young players to play with creativity and imagination developing self-confidence and belief that they can achieve personal success. Recently Lee has been coaching for insidesoccer.
You can follow Lee on twitter @leejohnson80
Defending to Counter
Here are some sessions designed for the basic principles of defending and awareness to counter as an individual/team. The sessions are geared to improve concentration from players at all times. Full pressure situations and awareness to find space to counter and speed. It is important to make the sessions competitive. For example: give players points from scoring goals on the counter.
Defending from the front in 4-3-3 versus a flat 4-4-2
Here is a session and examples of how teams should defend tactically from the front versus a flat 4-4-2 when playing in a 4-3-3. Defending is a numbers game. When playing a 4-3-3 you have more numbers in midfield and it when pressing high its important that the forwards work hard to force them inside. Here is a session to train defenders showing inside and not allowing the opposition to use the width to exploit space.
Key Words: Press, Curve your run, Delay, Show inside, Cover, Support. Ball side Goal side, Stay connected.
Players should be looking for the Visual Q’s when to react.
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