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Defending from the Front Functional Practice

This is the first defending functional practice from the UEFA B Licence Course that I will look at. The topic is Defending front the Front where we will look at how the front players should press to make the opposition play predictable.

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Center Forward Movement Functional Practice

In this functional practice we will look at Center Forward Movement. The best number 9s are excellent in their movement, we will look at different types of movements to get behind and in front of defenders.

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Attacking in Wide Areas Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Attacking in Wide Areas. The aim of this functional practice is to develop understanding of how to use the wide areas of a pitch to create goal scoring opportunities.

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Midfield Positive Runs Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Midfield Positive Runs. The aim of the session is to develop understanding of how to use good movement to break opposition lines.

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Midfield Set Up Play Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Midfield Set Up Play. After receiving the ball from the Defenders, the aim is to play through midfield and find a Center Forward.

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Playing Out From The Back Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at playing out from the back and basic build up play with the aim of getting into the midfield third.

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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 […]