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

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

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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.

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

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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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Bolton Session 2

Bolton Session 3

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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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Guest Session by Dan Thomas – Fulham FC Academy – Runs off the ball

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Dan Thomas – Fulham FC Academy

Dan is the coach at the Fulham FC Academy U14 Team. He holds a UEFA ‘A’ License.

This is Dan’s second session for YTP Soccer. Here is a link to his first session (highlighted): Session 1 4-3-3 Forward Movement

You can follow Dan on twitter: @danthomas1958

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Guest Session by Ben Bartlet The FA – Building Attacks

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Ben Bartlet – The FA

Ben works for The English Football Association as a Regional Coach Development Manager, a role in which he supports the development of coaches working at a range of levels. Ben holds the UEFA ‘A’ License.

You can follow ben on twitter: @BenBarts

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Guest Session by Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia C.F Reserve Team Head Coach – Attacking Situations

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Oscar Fernandez – Ex Valencia CF

Oscar Fernandez worked as Valencia CF for many years working with Valencia CF youth teams and the Reserve team. He now works at Aspire Academy in Qatar. He has also done work for insidesoccer.com

Oscar has his UEFA A License. Check out his website: http://www.oscarfernandezentrador.com

You can follow oscar on twitter: @o_fer21

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Guest session by Dave Bailey – Midfield Movement – Bolton Wanderers FC

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Dave Bailey – Bolton Wanderers FC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave is the International Soccer School Manager for Bolton Wanderers FC

He has the UEFA A License

You can follow Dave on twitter: @dave_bailey13

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Guest Session by Scott Allison – St Mirren (SPL) – Developing an Attacking Style of Play.

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Scott Allison  – St Mirren (SPL) Academy

Scott Allison is a professional youth coach currently at Scottish Premier League side St Mirren FC.   He currently holds the UEFA B Licence, SFA Advanced Youth Licence (Level 5) and SFA Advanced Children’s Licence (Level 5).

Scott has previous experience at Glasgow Rangers FC, Livingston FC and Partick Thistle FC and has worked with every elite youth age group from U19 to U11.  He is also a former Scottish FA Senior Football Development Officer/ Coach Education Tutor and last played professionally in the Scottish 3rd Division with East Stirlingshire FC.   Scott believes in developing attractive, attacking, effective football and studies the traditional Dutch and Spanish styles of play.

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Guest Session by Willie McNab – Celtic FC Academy – Defending

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Willie McNab – Celtic FC Academy

Willie McNab is an Academy Coach and Youth Development officer at Celtic FC. Wille holds the UEFA ‘B’ License. You can follow willie on twitter: @williemcnab

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