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 40x30 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION 4v2 to advance the ball on two goals Divide field in 2 zones. Players in 5 groups: (Attackers) A-B-C-F and (Defenders ) D. Play starts with the central player B initiating a 3v1. The objective is to advance the ball to 9 and provide support to score on any of the two goals. Condition of only one player allowed to support 9, to free play Coaching Points Quality of passes Receiving with the body open towards the target 9 to time runs to receive the ball Time of the supporting run/Communication GAME SITUATION Duration: 15 m Area Size 40x30 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION 4v3 to advance the ball on two goals Set up a 40x30 field with 2 parallel wide goals. Teams take turns in attacking and defending. The team in possession (4 players) plays against 3 players Play starts with a central player. (4) The team in possession will try to score a goal on the opposite goal When the attacking team looses possession, or finishes with a shot on goal, the defending team will attack 3 players of the attacking team. (3v3) Rotate players Coaching Points Quality of passes Receiving with the body open towards the target 9 to time runs to receive the ball Players to keep triangle shape. Players to look for clear passing lanes to advance the ball. Supporting runs FINAL GAME Duration: 25 m Area Size 3/4 Field Players: 15 ORGINAZATION 9v6 Field is divided in 5 zones players must stay in their zone. (At the beginning) Two teams (Blue 9 players) 1 keeper, 3 defenders, 2 wide players, 2 central midfielders and a striker (Red– 6 players) a central defender, 2 central midfielders, 2 wide players and a central striker. Play starts with the goalkeeper in team blue. Team blue will try to score on any of the two goals, by building from the back, If red wins the ball, they can attack the goal to score. Condition A goal can only be score after striker 9 in D receives the ball Coaching Points Principles of Play in place Moving the ball forward safely. Provide supporting options to the ball carrier. Quality passes and safety is key Receiving the ball facing the direction of the opposition goal Create a diamond shape around the ball 36
AGE GROUP 11-12 BUILDING PLAY FROM THE BACK SESSION 3 TECHNICAL TACTICAL PHYSICAL PHYSCOLOGICAL Passing to keep possession Building play from the back Motor Skills Pace on the ball First touch Open body Support/Angles Possession mentality to advance the ball Communication Space awareness Running coordination Checking shoulder Awareness Cooperation Warm up 10 Technical 20 Game Situation 30 Final Game 25 WARM UP Duration: 10m Area Size 20x20 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION Players are divided in two groups. The coach introduces dynamic exercises . The FIFA 11 warm up Protocol is recommended. Coaching Points TECHNICAL TRAINING Duration: 10 m Area Size 20x20 Players: 12 ORGINAZATION Star Passing 3 Set up as per graphic Play starts with 2 passing the ball to 4 4 receives the ball and passes the ball to 3 3 after receiving the ball, passes it to 5 on B Players can work at the same time starting on A and B Coaching Points Players to receive the ball with open body facing the direction of play Pace on the ball First touch to set up second touch Players to take 2 touches. TECHNICAL TRAINING Duration: 10 m Area Size 20x20 Players: 8-12 ORGINAZATION Star Passing 4 Set up as per graphic. Balls at A and B locations 2 wall pass with 4 and passes the ball to 3 3 receives the ball and passes the ball to 4. 4 passes it to the player in A 5 restarts the pattern Rotation-Players follow their pass Coaching Points Players to receive the ball with open body facing the direction of play Pace on the ball First touch/Players to take 2 touches. 37