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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SESSION:

OVERVIEWPT1-Playing through Midfield in a 4-3-3

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

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 Craig Clarke – Kilmarnock FC Academy

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Craig Clarke – Kilmarnock FC Academy (SPL)

Craig’s qualifications are all with the Scottish Football Association and he has the Advanced Children’s Licence and the Level Four on the Youth Pathway.

Craig Coaches the Kilmarnock Football Club U11s and oversee’s the U12s and down to the U9s.

you can follow Craig on twitter: @Coach_clarkie17

Session:

Finishing session - Kilmarnock Academy pt1 Finishing session - Kilmarnock Academy pt2 Finishing session - Kilmarnock Academy pt3 Finishing session - Kilmarnock Academy 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 Kevin Sims – Manchester City Ladies FC – Developing Possession and movement in a midfield 3.

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Kevin Sims – Machester City Ladies FC

Kevin is the Assistant Manager at Manchester City Ladies FC. He holds the UEFA B License and the FA Youth Modules 1,2 and 3.

you can follow Kevin on twitter: @footykev

Session: Man City LFC - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three -

Man city LFC 2 - Developing possession & movement of a midfield three - Man City ladies FC

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Guest Session by Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy- Transition

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Joe Antonelli – Barnet FC Academy

Joe Antonelli is a full time Academy coach at Barnet FC. He holds the UEFA B License.

You can follow him on twitter: @JT_Antonelli

Session: (To Enlarge, click on image)

Barnet FC - Transition Ex's and Games

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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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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

Session:

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.

Motherwell session p1

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

Motherwell session pt2

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

Motherwell session pt3

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

Motherwell session pt4

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

Motherwell session pt5

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Guest Session by Tony Begg – Hibernian FC Academy (SPL) – Close Range Finishing

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Tony Begg – Hibernian FC Academy

Tony Begg is a Coach at Hibernian FC Academy. He Coaches the U10 team at the club. He holds the Scottish FA Children’s Level 4 Award and the Youth Module Level 4 Award.

Session:

Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt1 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt2 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt3 Finishing U10 - Hibernian pt4

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