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Defending Session – On Guard (Pressure, Cover, 1v1, 2v2, 4v4

This session from the Irish FA Level One Course is excellent for U11+ ages and is a good introduction to the basic principles of defending. Session Coaching Points: The session begins with a 1v1 situation where the defending players aim to delay the attacker as long as possible. We then progress to a 2v2 scenario […]

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Possession and transitions

Description: This session is designed to focus on passing technique when under pressure. Throughout the session players should be encouraged to be comfortable in possession, to support the player on the ball and to be communicating at all times. The session will develop to introduce scenarios, the team may be 2-1 ahead and need to […]

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Under 12 three team session

Description: Session designed to work with a large group of players. Approx 18-21. Warm up – Three Team Skills Challange Technical practice – Three Colour Passing Progressions – Three colour possession SSG – Corner Possession Free play

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Under 12 Playing out from the back

Description: Session to develop understanding of playing out from the back. Session should focus on passing and receiving technique and positioning in and out of possession. Coaching Points Receiving to play forward – Body Shape (half turn), Scanning, spacial awareness Positioning for kickouts – Use width, spread out Positioning when out of possession – Stay […]

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Under 12 Passing and Attacking Session

Description: Session to develop passing and receiving technique. We then introduce players to different 4v4 conditioned games where they have to solve different problems. Coaching Points: Short passing and receiving Patience in possession Penetration in attack Forward runs, runs into space Warmup – Technical (Passing) (20mins) Description: Three variations of short passing, slowly lifting the […]

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Under 12 Switching Point of Attack

Description: Building on last week’s WIMPS session we will work on variations of passes and how they can be used to switch the point of attack in a game. Coaching Points: “Width in attack” When to switch play? (When the game is compact) Types of passes to switch play Using Possession to switch point of […]

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Under 12 Possession Session

Description: Basic session to introduce the Attacking Principles of Play (WIMPS). Fun warmup developing to simple 5v2 Possession exercise before moving to a game specific directional Possession exercise. Session Coaching Points: Introducing Attacking Principles of Play (WIMPS) Develop Passing and Receiving Technique Good communication with team mates Agility Warm up Time: 8-10mins Description: Players in […]

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Under 6 Dribbling Session

Session Focus: FUNdamental session focus on developing ABCs and introducing dribbling. Warmup – ABCs (10mins) Description: Players split up into two teams, one team starts at the agility ladder and the other at the shuttle cones. Ladder: Players take turns to go through agility ladder, begin with one foot in each square. Progress to two […]

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Spacial awareness

Description: Main focus on the session is to help players understand “Spacial Awareness”. This session can also be related to “Playing out from the back”, how can we create options for kickouts when being pressed by opposition. Warm-up / Arrival – X and O’s Shooting game Fun game which can be used as a warmup […]

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Short passing and possession

Session Focus: Short passing and receiving Develop short passing and receiving technique. Warmup – Diamond Passing Play starts with one player on each of the orange cones, all other players line up on blue cone. First player must play anti-clockwise to the player on the next cone and follow his pass. This is repeated until […]