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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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

NEW SESSION: ATTACKING MOVEMENTS TO FINISH FOR THE NUMBER 9 & 10 BY SEATTLE REIGNS SAM LAITY

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

Session:

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Attacking Play for Seattle Reign

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 Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy Ast Foundation Coach – Possession

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Mark Muddyman – Birmingham City FC Academy

Mark Muddyman has the UEFA B licence (Level 3), BSc Physical Education & Sports Coaching Science, FA Youth Module 2, Premier Skills Practice Play Level 1, Coerver Youth Diploma.

Session:

BCFC Academy u10s pt1 BCFC Academy U10s pt2 BCFC Academy U10s pt3 BCFC Academy U10s pt4

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Guest Session by Steve Beattie – Dundee UTD Academy – Movement with the ball

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Steve Beattie – Dundee United Academy

Steve has the children level 4 and youth level 4 (now uefa C) and is working on the UEFA B  License. He has coached for over 10 years, pro youth for over 4 years, working for Dundee FC, Raith Rovers and now Dundee United (2 years).

You can follow him on twitter: @DUFC_Coach

Session:

Dundee UTD Academy Dundee UTD Academy

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Guest Session by Hugo Langton – Conditioning with a ball.

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Hugo Langton

Hugo Langton UEFA A Licence Coach. Academy manager THAMESMEAD TOWN FC, Assistant manager HERNE BAY FC, Owner NKFA Scouting Network  you can check his blog out @ www.hugolangton.co.uk.

You can also follow him on twitter: @baldy1974

Session:

Hugo Langton  - fitness session Hugo Langton  - fitness session 2 Hugo Langton  - fitness session3 Hugo Langton  - fitness session4

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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 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 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

Session: (to enlarge, click on image)

Bolton Session 2

Bolton Session 3

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Guest Session by Simon Cooper – Manchester City FC Academy – Speed of Play

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Simon Cooper – Manchester City FC Academy

Simon is the Performance Coach for the elite U15/16 Squad at the Academy. He holds the UEFA B License. You can follow him on twitter: @spirittobelieve

Session:

Man city session 1

Man city - session pt 2

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