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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.

FINAL GAME Building

FINAL GAME Building play from the back in a 3-4-1 EXERCISES # 6 SESSION PHASE Team Tactics AGE GROUP U11-U12 GAME 8v7 Duration: 25 min Area Size: Half Field Equipment: Balls. Bibs, Cones Players: 15 Exercise Objectives Organization This final game can be used as a way to train a 8v7 with a retreat line team playing 9v9 soccer on how to build play from the back One team of 8 (Blue) 3 defenders,2 wide players and 2 central midfielders plus a goalie play against a team of 7 (Red) 1 goalie, a central The 8v7 format gives the team we train numbers defender, 2 central midfielders, 2 wide players and a central striker. ups, and therefore more passing options. A retreat line is set up with cones around the attacking 3rd mark. The coach can add conditions and use trigger point to bring out the topic. Play starts with the goalkeeper in blue. Players in red must be behind the retreat line. In this setting, for the session to be successful, it is important that players are guided by the principles of play. Team in blue will try to score a goal by building from the back. If red win the ball they can attack the goal to score. Remember not to over coach, and to use a Add Condition coaching methodology appropriate to the age group For a goal to be valid all blue players must be on the other side of the retreat line Coaching Points Moving the ball forward safely. With quality passes. . Communication Provide support options to the ball carrier. Receiving the ball facing the direction of the opposition NOTE: Coach Methodology of :STOP-DEMO-REHARSAL AND LIVE sequence can be used.

FINAL GAME Building play from the back in a 3-4-1 EXERCISES # 7 SESSION PHASE Team Tactics AGE GROUP U11-U12 GAME 9v6 Duration: 25 min Area Size: 3/4 field Equipment: Balls. Bibs, cones Players: 15 Exercise Objectives Organization This final game can be used as a way to train a team playing 9v9 soccer on how to build play from the back The 8v7 format gives the team we train numbers ups, and therefore more passing options. The coach can add conditions and use trigger point to bring out the topic. 9v6 One team of 9 (Blue) 1 keeper,3 defenders, 2 wide players, 2 central midfielders and a striker play against a team of 6, (Red) a central defender, 2 central midfielders, 2 wide players and a central striker. Field is divide in 5 zones and players must stay in their zone. Play starts with the goalkeeper in team blue. In this setting, for the session to be successful, it is important that players are guided by the princi- Team blue will try to score on any of the two goals, by building from the back, ples of play. If red wins the ball, they can attack the goal to score. Remember not to over coach, and to use a Condition coaching methodology appropriate to the age group A goal can only be score after striker in D receives the ball Coaching Points Moving the ball forward safely. . Receiving the ball facing the direction of the opposition Provide supporting options to the ball carrier. goal Quality passes is key Create a diamond shape around the ball NOTE: Coaching Methodology of :STOP-DEMO-REHARSAL AND LIVE sequence can be used.