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.
GAME SITUATION Duration: 15 m Area Size 2x15x10 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION 3v1+3v1+K Divide the squad in two groups working at the same time Set up 2- 15x30 grids Play start with a pass from K to any of the 3 players inside the grid in front After receiving the ball from K, the attackers play 3v1 in a 15x10 grid After 5 passes they can advance the ball to the next grid to play a 3v1 for a shot on goal Coaching Points 3 Keep the goal keeper as an option Safety first First touch Players to keep a triangle shape GAME SITUATION ORGINAZATION 6v3 Duration: 15 m Area Size 35x40 Players: 12 Set up in half mini field divided in 2 halves 2 defenders, 2 wide players and 1 midfielder against 3 players defending two wide goals Play starts with the Keeper. Defenders and wide players must remain in their own half Central midfielder can move anywhere For the defending team only 2 players can occupy half field at the time If defenders win the ball they can score Progress to 6v4 Coaching Points Keep safe possession Angle and clear lines of support Look to move the ball to a less occupied area FINAL GAME Duration: 20 m Area Size 40x40 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION 6v6 Set up 2 teams of 5 players plus 2 keepers Play always starts from the keeper Coaching Points Attacking Principles of Play Look for the correct distance and players options Advance the ball safely Diagonal Passing (No square balls) Creation of space to receive the ball 34
AGE GROUP 11-12 BUILDING PLAY FROM THE BACK SESSION 2 TECHNICAL TACTICAL PHYSICAL PHYSCOLOGICAL Passing to keep possession Building play from the back Motor Skills Pace on the ball Keeping a triangle shape. Space awareness First touch Safe control of the ball Running coordination Open body Learn when to advance the ball or Checking shoulder Awareness Cooperation Pressure Warm up 10 Technical 20 Game Situation 30 Final Game 25 WARM UP Duration: 10m Area Size 20x20 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION Set up 2 mirror stations as per graphic Player A passes the ball to B and goes through C obstacle course. B receives the ball, passes it back to A and goes trough D. The FIFA 11 warm up protocol is also recommended as an alternative. Coaching Points Proper form TECHNICAL TRAINING Duration: 10 m Area Size 30x15 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION Three players passing to advance the ball Set up as per graphic, players in two groups A and B Play starts with 3 passing the ball to 2. 2 receives the ball and makes a forward pass to the next grid to 9 9 from a central position checks diagonally towards the ball, receives it, and after controlling it, will pass it to the upcoming Coaching Points Quality pass from 3 9 to check diagonally to receive and shield the ball Time of the run from 3 to receive the pass from 9 Quality of the pass from 9 to 3 which will receive with the opposite foot TECHNICAL TRAINING Duration: 10 m Area Size 20x30 Players: 8-12 ORGINAZATION 3v1 on two goals Set up as per graphic Players in 4 groups (A-B-C Attackers) and D defenders Play starts with the central player Attackers can score in any of the two goals only after each of them have touched the ball Coaching Points Players to receive the ball with open body facing the direction of play Pace on the ball Players to keep a triangle shape 35