This is the first of The Youth Coaching Series E-Books designed for coaches operating at the youth level. This e-book provides coaches of U11and U12 a comprehensive plan in how progressively teach youth players how to build play from the back in the 9v9 game format.
OBSERVATION CARD WINGBACKS (7-11) BUILDING PLAY FROM THE BACK Technical and Cognitive Behaviors Developing Competent Proficient
STRIKER (9) The striker provides depth to the team, and acts as a target if needed. Ultimately, we want to advance the ball close to the goal to create scoring opportunities. The key is to advance the ball while in control; a striker receiving the ball in control can provide a great field advantage to the team and allows the team to come up field and win space. In Fig 20 with the wing back in possession, the striker provides a forward option either to advance the ball, or if under pressure, to hold it and give the team time to come up and support. In Fig 21 with the central midfielder receiving the ball, 9 looks to be in a direct passing lane as an advance option. Even under pressure, 9 can provide an advanced passing option and the combine with other teammates to advance the ball. (Fig 22 /23) Fig 20 Fig 21 Fig 22 Fig 23 29