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

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Guest Session by Mark Farrell – Motherwell FC Academy – Control Ex’s and Conditioned games

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Mark Farrell – Motherwell FC (SPL)

Mark works for the motherwell FC Academy. He coaches the U11 team. He has the Scottish FA Level 4 basic license for coach children and youth players. He is currently doing my UEFA  B license and Scottish FA advanced children’s license.

You can follow Mark on twitter: @markfarell89

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Activity 1

Explanation: Players dribble around the area looking for space. Players are asked to perform a variety of techniques, skills & turns.

Coaching Points:

  • Encourage the players to play with their heads up attack the space
  • Checking shoulders before making a turn or move
  • Encourage “trial & error” – allow the players to make mistakes while trying new moves.

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Activity 2

Explanation: Players are numbered 1-4. Coach will call a number and the players called must leave their pitch and complete a SAQ movement before joining the opposite game.

Coaching Points:

  • Let players play
  • Allow them to have fun
  • Coach the SAQ technique

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Activity 3

Explanation: Ball starts in one box and is passed from box to box with players following their pass. Player must control the ball using the inside of the foot.

Progression/Coaching Points:

  • Control the ball in the direction you want to go.
  • Player must control the ball inside/outside the box.
  • Pass will dictate weather players can take ball on back foot or have to control the ball across the body
  • Following player must put pressure on the ball by trying to tag the receive

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Explanation: Players in the middle play and attempt to play the ball to one of the zone men.

Players in the zone must control the ball in the zone and play to one of team mates.

 Progression: Players play the same game but this time when a zone player receives the ball they are allowed to dribble the ball out of the box and can join in with their team.

A member from the opposite team has to occupy that zone that has been freed up. This will create an over load in the middle (6v4/7v5).

Team in possession aim is to have all the zones filled with the opponent’s team then keep possession for a number of minutes.

Coaching Points:

  • Player in the zone controls the ball outside of the zone and joins in with team.
  • Control the ball through the gates
  • Player who passes ball follows ball and they become the end zone player.
  • Minimize touches of the players forcing them to take 2 or more

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Explanation: Wide players have three touches when the ball is played into channel. Defending team cannot enter the channels. Players in channels must stay in the channel.

Progression/Coaching Points:

  • Look to open up the play and use wide players to penetrate further up the field.
  • Wide player’s first touch should be to move high up the pitch.. ( Within playing distance)
  • Wide players asses all options ( cut back- across the face)
  • Defending players can entre the channel
  • Play 6v6 in the middle and one player can enter the channel

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Guest Session by Lee Bennet – Bolton Wanderers FC – Small Sided Games (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4)

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Lee Bennet – Bolton Wanderers FC

International Soccer Schools & Academy Coach

Lee Bennet - Bolton

Lee Bennett works for Bolton Wanderers FC. He works for Botlons Wanderers FC Academy and for the International Soccer Schools program. He holds a UEFA B License and FA Youth Module 2.

You can Contact Lee on twitter: @leebennet_13

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Guest Session – Foundation Session by Jamie Wright – Sunderland AFC

Jamie Wright – Sunderland AFC

Jamie Wright is 29 and os a UEFA B Coach. His job role is Head of Football Development (SAFC Foundation of Light) & Assistant head of Foundation Stage (SAFC Academy).

Jamie is now Head of the Football Development department at SAFC Foundation of Light  where he writes new coaching delivery programmes as well as developing and writing a coach education programme. He is also responsible for quality managing all SAFC Foundation coaching delivery as well as ensuring coaches adhere to the SAFC Player Pathway. The Academy role see’s Jamie take responsibility for the 5 to 8 year old age group as part of SAFC’S category 1 Academy. Jamie also assists the head of phase working with the 9 to 11year old players.

You can follow Jamie on twitter: @jamiewright246

Session

 

This basic passing session allows player to focus on a particular technique (passing and receiving the ball). Aim is to follow the sequence above whilst hopefully instilling good habits i.e. getting side on to receive ball, checking shoulder etc… Once the group have had a go at right foot, switch sides to left foot. Session can finish with a competition to see who can ‘score’ the most passes into the smaller goals.

Yellow player plays the pass into the red player who upon receiving the ball can score in either goal. The yellow player becomes the defender, coach can incentivise the defender by giving him 2 points if they retrieve the ball and score themselves.

The 5 v 3 possession game gives all players the opportunity to attack, defend and keep possession during a small sided game. 5 yellows aim is to keep possession of the ball-Coach can incentivise them by giving them a target of passes to equal a goal or before they can score a goal. 3 reds aim is to win the ball back and once they do so can score in any of the 4 goals. The positive of this game is you can work on a number of things, possession, counter attacking, defending outnumbered etc…

 

Guest Session by Jake Heracleous – Brentford FC Academy – Transition

Jake Heracleous – Brentford FC Academy

Jake is a UEFA B License Coach. He previously has worked for Arsenal FC Academy for many years. He now works at Brentford FC Academy working with players of all ages. Jake also is a scout for Brentford FC.

You can follow Jake on twitter: @jheracleouseie

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Guest Session – Ben Trinder – Chelsea FC – Receiving and Turning

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

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Guest Session – Lee Johnson Ex Chelsea FC Academy – 1V1 Attacking in a Conditioned Game

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

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Guest Session by Tony Taylor – Burton Albion FC – Getting the Full Backs into the Attack

Tony Taylor – Burton Albion FC Academy Coach

Tony Taylor is a coach at Burton Albion FC Academy.

He has the UEFA ‘B’ License and is currently working towards the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow Tony on twitter @Tad690

Session – Getting the fullbacks into the Attack

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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Guest session by Ryan Hall – Tottenham Hotspurs Academy – 1v1 2v1 2vGK Penetration thru Possession

1v1 2v1 2vGK Penetration thru Possession

Ryan Hall – Tottenham Hotspurs Academy

Ryan Hall is a coach at Tottenham Hotspurs Academy working with the younger players. He has his UEFA ‘B’ License and the FA Youth Module Level 2. he is pursuing the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow him on twitter: @RyanAHall

Session:

Session aims: To penetrate opposition lines in possession of the ball.