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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 2 EXERCISE 4 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives it, 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 turns to sets up a pass to 10 10 receives the ball to advance it to 9 After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 5 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives it and makes a pass to midfielder 8 8 checks in to receive it and lays it off to 4 4 after receiving the ball, opens up wide to 7 7 receives it and dribbles past the cone for a pass through the goal After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 6 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives it and makes a pass to 4 4 opens wide to 7 7 checks out-in to receive the ball for a first touch pass to 8 Midfielder 8 (under pressure) lays it off back to 6 6 makes a switch to the other side to 5 5 gets it wide to 11 11 receives it facing the opponent and makes a long pass on the ground to 9 9 check and lays the ball off for 10 10 finishes it through the goal After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side 44

AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW PLAY SESSION 2 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) Blue- Centre back left(5) and right (4), wingbacks (7-11) Yellow inside mid (8-10) Green for the striker (9) Play starts with the keeper. Players cannot pass 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) 45