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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 # 6 SESSION PHASE Small Group Situations AGE GROUP U10-U18 4v2 in two zones to advance the ball on two goals Duration: 10 min Area Size: 40x30 Equipment: Balls. Bibs, Cones Players: 12 Exercise Objectives This exercise is designed to teach 3 players to maintain possession against 1 opponent while keeping a triangle shape to advance the ball . It could be an exercise for 3 defenders building from the back to advance the ball to a midfielder, or 3 midfielders trying to advance the ball to a striker. It I important for players to keep a triangle shape and to look for clear passing lanes to advance the ball Organization 4v2 to advance the ball on two goals Divide field in 2 zones. Set up players in 4 groups: (Attackers) A-B-C-F and (Defenders ) D. Play starts with the central player initiating a 3v1. Their goal is to advance the ball to F and to provide support to score on any of the two goals. Coaching Points Quality of passes Players to keep triangle shape. Receiving with the body open towards the target Players to look for clear passing lanes to advance the 9 to time runs to receive the ball ball

GAME SITUATION Passing and receiving to advance the ball EXERCISES # 7 SESSION PHASE Small group tactics AGE GROUP U10-U18 4v3 To advance the ball on two goals Duration: 10 min Area Size: 40x30 Equipment: Balls. Bibs, cones Players: 12 Exercise Objectives Organization This exercise is designed to teach 3 players to maintain possession against 2 opponents while keeping a triangle shape to advance the ball . 4v3+1 on wide goals Set up a 40x30 field with the parallel wide goals. It could be an exercise for 3 defenders trying to Teams take turns in attacking and defending. build and advance the ball to a midfielder, or 3 The team in possession (4 players) plays against 3 players midfielders trying to advance the ball to a striker. Play starts with the central player( 4) with the team in possession try- It I important for players to keep a triangle shape ing to score a goal on the opposite net. and to look for clear passing lanes to advance the ball When the attacking team looses possession or finishes with a shot on goal, the defending team will attack against 3 players of the attacking team (3v3) Coaching Points Quality with the body of passes Players to keep triangle shape. Receiving open towards the target Players to look for clear passing lanes to advance the 9 to time runs to receive the ball ball. Supporting runs