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Teach Youth Players How to build play from the back

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.

AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW

AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW EXERCISES SESSION 1 EXERCISE 1 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives and passes the ball and passes it to 4 4 receives the ball and passes it wide to 7 7 checks out-in to receive the ball, for a first touch pass to 8 Midfielder 8 as the ball travels to 7, checks from the yellow starting position to receive the ball facing the opposition goal 8 can either pass the ball to 9 or through the goal. After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 2 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to the left center back(5) 5 receives and makes a pass to 6 6 receives and makes a pass to the other center back 4 As 4 receives the ball and looks up, midfielder 8 checks towards the space to receive the ball As the ball travels to 8, 7 moves forward to receive it for a final pass through the goal. After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side . EXERCISE 3 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to the center back(6) 6 receives the ball and makes a pass to 4 4 receives it and makes a pass to 8 8 checks to receive the ball, and with the first touch sets up a pass for 5 5 receives the ball and moves it wide to 11 11 passes the ball through the goal After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side 42

AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW PLAY SESSION 1 SHADOW 1 (10 Min) Field Set Up: 2/3 field 4 color bibs 9 Players Set up field as per graphic Players with different color bibs: Red Centre Back (6) and wing backs (7-11) Yellow Centre back left (5) and inside mid left (10) Blue Centre Back right (4) and inside mid right Green for the striker (9) Play starts with the keeper. Players cannot pass the ball to a player of the same color( Excluding the keeper) Players must complete 10 passes before they can score on any of the two goals Coach to stop play to correct technical aspects of this exercise, distances between players, individual or collective movements SHADOW 2 (10 m) Field Set Up: 2/3 field 1 color bibs 9 Players Set Up Field as per graphic Players wear one color Play starts with the keeper. Players try to put together any of the 3 patterns of play practiced at the start 10 passes before scoring Coach to stop play to correct technical aspects of this exercise, distances between players, individual or collective movements Game 9v6 (20-25min) Field Set Up: Full field 2 color bibs 15 Players Field is divided in 4 zones. The attacking team in blue starts play from the keeper. The attacking team must always occupy 2 consecutive zones. If the defending team wins the ball, they can attack the goal, while the wingbacks and the striker of the attacking team do not participate in defending (6v6) 43