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 compact, until ball in in keepers hands, then spread out
  • Movement to support

Warm up – Receiving on the half turn

Receiving on the Half Turn Technical Practice
Receiving on the Half Turn Technical Practice

Description: Players in groups of 6-8, split up into two even groups facing each other. To begin, simply take a touch to control and pass to opposite player then follow your pass to join the opposite group.

Work for 3 minutes to allow players to warm up. Can add in dynamic stretching by jogging around the cone to your immediate left. Progress to 1 touch when players are comfortable.

Progressions:

  • 1 player starts in middle, receives on half turn and passes to opposite group, always follow your pass. There should always be one player in the middle
  • 1-2 pass with end player who passes to middle player, receives on the half turn and repeats

https://youtu.be/ttRR1NiG_18

Opposed Practice – Playing out from the back

Playing out from the back technical practice
Playing out from the back technical practice

Playing area: 35mx60m

Description: 7 (plus goalkeeper) v 4 in the main area with 2 target players. Play always starts from the goal keeper, blue’s must spread out and work on their shape for goal kicks. Blue’s aim to get the ball into one of the target players to score a point, target player then switches to the other target who plays back to goal keeper.

If red’s gain possession they must aim to score into large goal.

Progressions:

  • Number of passes before scoring

Link to video

Original session from thecoachingmanual.com

SSG – Playing out from the back

Playing out from the back Small Sided Game
Playing out from the back Small Sided Game

Playing area: 35mx60m

Description: Play now switches around and the blue team attack the large goal.

7v6 (plus goalkeeper) game in the main area in favour of the blues, play starts with the blue server (or coach depending on numbers). Blue’s must play from the server to create goal scoring opportunities.

Blue’s can play back to server to keep possession. If the red’s regain possession then they must aim to score in either of the small target goals.

Throw-ins in play, play restarts from the server.

Progressions:

  • Limit touches
  • Number of passes before scoring

Link to video

Original session from thecoachingmanual.com

Free Play – 8v8

Free Play - 8v8
Free Play – 8v8

Passing and Possession

Warmup – Arrival Activity

1 ball between two, passing. Then passing and moving.

Whole – 6v6 game

Free play - 6v6

Description: Free play 6v6 with MUYL roll out rule in effect.

Coach the game:

  • Kickouts
  • Throw-ins
  • Defending Corners

Part – 3v1 Rondos

From Dick Bate Session - http://youtu.be/RtLv34u3Lec?t=16m52s
From Dick Bate Session – http://youtu.be/RtLv34u3Lec?t=16m52s

Description: Two 8×8 yard squares, in each there will be 3 on attacking team versus 1 defender who play a 3v1 Rondo (or Keep ball). On coaches call of “Switch”, the defender runs out and is replaced by another whilst the passing team continues. Replacing the defender helps to keep up intensity.

Game related: Often in matches you are put under a lot of pressure when playing out from the back. This makes the area you are playing in congested and often tight, therefore players must get used to quick passing and be aware of their movement to create space in order to play out.

  1. Change possession team every 5-6 minutes

Coaching Points:

  • Create space – width and depth
  • Movement – rotation
  • Passing technique and receiving technique
  • Passing in tight areas

Whole – 6v6 game

Free play - 6v6

Description: Free play 6v6 with MUYL roll out rule in effect.

Coach the game:

  • Kickouts
  • Throw-ins
  • Defending Corners