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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 4 EXERCISE 10 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to the center back 6. 6 receives it 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. 8 takes a touch inside and half turned makes a pass to 10. 10 receives the ball facing forward to advance it to 9. 9 receives it and can finish on any of the two goals After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 12 (Five rep per side) Play starts with the goalkeeper passing the ball to the left center back(5) 5 receives it and makes a pass to 6 6 receives and moves it to the other center back 4 As 4 receives the ball and looks up, midfielder 8 checks towards the space to receive the ball. 8 takes a touch inside and half turned makes a pass to 10. 10 receives the ball facing forward to advance it to 9. 9 receives it and can finish on any of the two goals After each sequence, play will go to the opposite side EXERCISE 13 (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 the ball for a lay off to 4. 4 receives the ball and opens 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 48

AGE GROUP 11-12 SHADOW PLAY SESSION 4 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 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 49