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 EXERCISES SESSION 3 EXERCISE 7 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives the ball and makes a pass to 4 4 receives it and passes it to 7 7 checks off to create space and checks back to receive the ball to feet. 7 males a pass to 8 which receives the ball facing 9 9 receives a pass from 8 and makes a wide pass to the on coming 7,which finishes on goal After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 8 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(6) 6 receives it, and makes a pass to the other center back 5 5 passes it to the 10 10 opens wide to 11 11 takes a touch and drives a long ball to 9 (feet) 9 lays it off to 10 for a wide pass to 11 to finish After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 9 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to center back(5) 5 receives it and makes a pass to 6 6 moves it to 4 4 gets the ball wide to 7. 7 makes a pass inside to 8 for a switch to 11 through 10 11 receives facing forward and passes it to 9 (feet) 9 scores After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side 46
AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW PLAY SESSION 3 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 (8) 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 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) Coach to stop play to tactical aspects of this exercise, distances between players, individual or collective movements 47