NEW SESSION: DEFENDING BY CELTIC FC’S WILLIE MCNAB

Defending session by Willie McNab. Willie has a UEFA ‘A’ License and is a full time academy staff coach at Celtic Football Club in Scotland.

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NEW SESSION: COUNTER ATTACKING BY FULHAM FCs DAN THOMAS

Counter Attacking by Dan Thomas. Dan is UEFA ‘A’ License Coach who is full time at Fulham FCs Academy.

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NEW SESSION: PLAYING THRU MIDFIELD IN A 4-3-3 BY BRISTOL ROVERS’ JONATHAN HENDERSON

PLAYING THRU MIDFIELD IN A 4-3-3 BY BRISTOL ROVERS’ JONATHAN HENDERSON. JONATHAN IS THE HEAD OF COACHING AND ACADEMY MANAGER AT BRISTOL ROVERS. HE HAS UEFA ‘A’ LICENSE.

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YOU CAN FOLLOW JONATHAN ON TWITTER @jonnyhenderson

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ACTIVITY 1PT2-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

ACTIVITY 2PT3-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

ACTIVITY 3PT4-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

NEW SESSION: PLAYING OUT THE BACK IN A 4-2-3-1 BY LIVERPOOL FC LADIES – SCOTT ROGERS

PLAYING OUT THE BACK BY SCOTT ROGERS (UEFA A LICENSE) – LIVERPOOL FC LADIES AST COACH

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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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YOUTH TO PRO SOCCER 4-3-3 Booklet – Sessions and Exercises

4-3-3 Booklet – Sessions and Exercises

Youth To Pro Soccer (YTPS) is solely about sharing information for Coaches at all levels, if its grassroots or professionals. I have put together a 4-3-3 Booklet of sessions and exercises for Coaches to Download for FREE. All Sessions have been made by Academy Soccer Coach (ASC) coaching Software, which is the best on the market!

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Thanks, Jamie Harvey, Creator of  youthtoprosocccer.com you can follow me on twitter: @Jharvcoach

Please download the 4-3-3 booklet below:

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Reference: Dan Rufner, AK ODP- roles and responsibilities in the 4-3-3.

 

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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.

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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.

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 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 Nigel Law – Glenavon FC, N.Ireland Premier League – Multi Functional Session

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Nigel Law – Glenavon FC, N.Ireland Premier League

Nigel Law , 27 years old and first team coach at Glenavon FC in the Northern Irish Premier League, a position he has held since December 2011.

Nigel holds a UEFA ‘A’ Licence and is one of the youngest people to coach at first team level.

You can follow Nigel on twitter @Nige32

Session:

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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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Guest Session by Tony Mee – Rotherham United FC Academy – Pressing to win Possession

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Tony Mee – Rotherham United FC

Tony Mee is the Head Youth Academy Coaching at Rotherham UTD. He is a FA licensed Tutor delivering the FA level 1 and Level 2. He has been at Rotherham UTD FC since 2002. He holds the UEFA A License. This Tony’s 2nd session for YTPSoccer. You can find his first session by clicking Here. It is a finishing Session.

 

You can follow Tony on twitter: @coachtonymee

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