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The Boot Room


Phase 2: Game (8v8) – Match Practice and (3v3) Micro Session


Issue 09 April 2014


• Patience in fi nding way out of back and use GK • “Fire ball in” when playing out • Pass on angles (limit square passes where possible) • Provide depth (behind the ball) to provide opportunity to circulate the ball to get out


• Play out successfully and step up as a unit • Identify opportunities to bring the ball out of defence (step out) to engage opposition midfi elders


• Creativity in fi nding ways to get out (e.g. CB drive infi eld to centre of penalty area to receive or create space for FB to drop in, rotation of RM and RB or LM and LB to shift opposition)


• GK – recognise when to play out on fl oor and when to clip balls into wide areas (drop it into areas for CF etc)


Joe Sargison, recently graduated from The FA Professional Coaches' Award and is Lead Coach of U16s/U15s group at Sheffi eld United Football Club Youth Academy.


Joe is an FA Coach Educator and also delivers coach education overseas in Italy, USA, South Africa and Uganda. He is The Founder and Managing Director of The Queen's Award- winning Balls To Poverty Programme, a sports leadership and coaching programme that has taken over 300 young people to the deprived slum communities of South Africa and Uganda.


Phase 1 – 4 players on one half and 2 in other. Circulate the ball and encourage players to bounce it round with speed. Recognise when FBs can attack space by running through gate to play to other side (both FBs join in)


Phase 2 – Recognise opportunities to step out!


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