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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.

GAME SITUATION Passing

GAME SITUATION Passing and receiving to advance the ball EXERCISES # 4 SESSION PHASE Small Group Situations AGE GROUP U10-U18 4v2 possession Duration: 10-15 min Area Size: 10x10 Equipment: Balls. Bibs, cones Players: 12-16 Exercise Objectives Organization This exercise aims at training ball possession Set up a10x10 grid Players in possession must keep the diamond Two teams of different color made up of two players keep possession shape and provide proper angles of support to against a team of two. (Blue and red vs Yellow) the player in possession Players must stay inside the grid With two players advantage two free options are always available. The coach can make this exercise more difficult by making the grid smaller or limiting the player’s 5 passes = 1 point If the defender are split with a pass =1 point Change defenders every 2 minutes touches Coaching Points Quality and timing of passes Angles of support Players to receive the ball with proper body position Communication

GAME SITUATION Passing and receiving to keep possession EXERCISES # 5 SESSION PHASE Small Group Situations AGE GROUP U11-U18 4v3 on two side goals Duration: 10-15 min Area Size: 40x30 Equipment: Balls. Bibs, cones Players: 12 Exercise Objectives ORGINAZATION This game situation exercise is designed to train particular chains of players on the field to keep possession. 4v3+1on a wide goal Set up a 40x30 field with 2 parallel wide goals. The center back, midfielder, and a wide player Teams take turns in attacking and defending. work together to try to advance the ball centrally The team in possession (4 players) plays against 3 players The goal represent a striker or the other midfield- Play starts with a central player( Cb-or 6) and the team in possession er. Keeping possession and support is key at all will try to score a goal on the opposite net. times. When a team looses possession or finishes with a shot on goal, play will restart with the other team attacking.(4v3) Coaching Points Safe possession is priority Back player to provide rear support Supporting angles and creation of space Diamond Shape Look to advance the ball in safe areas Combinations and movements off the ball to create numeric superiority