UEFA B Licence Assignment One & Two - Max Rogers


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UEFA B Licence Assignment One & Two - Max Rogers

  1. 1. UEFA Basic Licence 2012 Assignment One - Match Analysis + Assignment Two - Training Sessions Attacking Patterns and Striker Movement Max Rogers maxanalysis@gmail.com1|Page Max Rogers
  2. 2. ContentsTitle PageAssignment OneIntroduction 3Methodology 4Theme Selected 5Match One v Chico State 6-7Match Two v University of Nevada Las Vegas 8-13Summary of Analysis 14-15Assignment TwoTraining Session Introduction 16Training Session Components 17-232|Page Max Rogers
  3. 3. IntroductionThis report has been prepared to fulfil the requirements of the Scottish Football AssociationUEFA Basic Licence Assignments One and Two, which are both outlined below.Assignment One  Identify and select one team to analyse  Analyse a particular strength or weaknesses of the team (theme)Assignment Two  Devise a training session to capitalise/improve the team’s strength and weaknesses  Training session must include; Component One, Component Two and Phase of Play3|Page Max Rogers
  4. 4. MethodologyTeam Selected for AnalysisUniversity of California Davis Men’s TeamMatches Analysedv Chico State (18/08/2012)v University of Nevada Las Vegas (24/08/2012)Method of AnalysisNotational4|Page Max Rogers
  5. 5. Theme SelectedThe theme selected was ‘Attacking Patterns and Striker Movement’. This is a key aspect offootball, as quite obviously if a team cannot initially create and then score goals they willachieve little to no success.Outlined below is the ‘Moments of the Game’ model which identifies the four universalgame scenarios that a team will face over 90 minutes. The continuous flow indicates thatthe four scenarios are always happening no matter what the team’s style of play or tacticalset-up, the score of the game or what players are on the pitch etc. In order to analyse ateam’s attacking patterns and striker movement, the focus is on the transition from defenceto attack and the offensive organisation game scenarios. Defensive Organisation Transition Moments Transition from from Attack to Defence of the Defence to Game Attack Offensive Organisation5|Page Max Rogers
  6. 6. Match One v Chico State UC Davis Chico State 18/08/2012 Stadium – Aggie Soccer Field, Davis CA 1 Kick Off – 12:00pm Conditions – 850 Slight Breeze 1Ra Martin Del Campo (55) Tyson Crim (22) (9) SHOTS (13) (5) ON TARGET (6) (5) SAVES (4) (4) CORNERS (11) (0) OFFSIDES (5) (7) FOULS (17) (2) YELLOW CARDS (3) (0) RED CARDS (0) Match Observations UC Davis lined up in a standard 4-4-2 formation for the duration of the match (Figure 1). The midfield players were free to change positions although this often led to their less technically proficient personnel in 1v1 attacking duels in the wide areas. At times their strong and powerful right footed central midfielder player was playing left wing, which subsequently created a weakness in the centre of their midfield. When they have possession of the ball the two centre backs try to initiate the attacks. The fullbacks Figure 1 – UC Davis 4-4-2 Formation meanwhile do not advance forward which means their wingers remain deep and are unable 6|Page Max Rogers
  7. 7. to force their markers backward towards their own goal (Figure 2). Another problem theyhad was transferring the ball from defence to midfield quickly. The attacking transition wasvery poor and allowed the opponents to organise themselves defensively in a solid 4-4-1-1formation. Zone A (Figure 3)was seldom occupied by theircentral midfield players whichwas the reason for the lack ofpasses from central defence tocentral midfield. The two CMremained extremely squareand neither of them exhibitedany confidence in droppingdeep and acting as apivot/playmaker. Figure 2 - Deep fullbacks results in deep wingersThe other option for thedefenders was to play passesinto the striker’s feet, whocould then lay passes off forthe advancing midfielders topenetrate the opponent’sdefensive block. However,there was a distinct lack ofconfidence shown by the teamand although there wereopportunities to do this, theplayer in possession opted fora lower risk option. This Figure 3 - Ball circulation in defence and poor CM movement into zone Asecond option was a long ballplayed into the opponent’s defensive channels (Figure 4). This played into the hands of the Chico defence as their strong and tall defenders dealt quite easily with the aerial balls. UC Davis got their goal from a move which was initiated via a striker dropping deep, receiving a pass before playing it wide, first time, to a supporting winger.Figure 4 – Striker movement deep and in the channel7|Page Max Rogers
  8. 8. Match Two v UNLV UC Davis UN Las Vegas 24/08/2012 Stadium – Aggie Soccer Field, Davis CA Kick Off – 5.00pm 1 Conditions – 900 Sunny 0 Alex Aguiar (85) (11) SHOTS (7) (4) ON TARGET (3) (3) SAVES (4) (3) CORNERS (2) (0) OFFSIDES (0) (6) FOULS (9) (1) YELLOW CARDS (2) (0) RED CARDS (0) UC Davis changed their formation for the encounter against UNLV, moving from the 4-4-1-1 formation to a more organised and solid 4-1-4- 1. Utilizing this formation made them very difficult to break down as they used a deep defensive block, whilst the holding midfielder restricted the space available between the lines of defence and midfield.Figure 5 - UC Davis using a 4-1-4-1 formation 8|Page Max Rogers
  9. 9. First Half Zone of Attack In the first half the majority of UC Davis attacks came down their right hand side. This was clearly to exert as much pressure as possible onto the UNLV left-back whilst also forcing their left-midfielder to defender more than attack. They were extremely unbalanced, as the diagram shows, which made their attacks quite predictable. Defensive Distribution A1 to B1 – 5% A1 to C1 – 15% A2 to B2 – 15% A2 to C2 – 5% A3 to B3 – 25% A3 to C3 – 35% Short Pass – 48% Long Pass – 52% UC Davis favoured a long passing game into the defensive channels of the opposing team. In particular the pass in behind the UNLV left-back.9|Page Max Rogers
  10. 10. Second Half Zone of Attack In the second half the majority of UC Davis attacks originated down the left hand side of their team, the opposite to what happened in the first half. It was unclear as to whether this was a particular ploy to target each individual full back over the course of the game. Again this method of attack become predictable and although they had a number of shots on goal they were as a result of a defensive error rather than a slick attacking move. Defensive Distribution A1 to B1 –9% A1 to C1 – 40% A2 to B2 – 5% A2 to C2 – 18.5% A3 to B3 – 9% A3 to C3 – 18.5% Short Pass – 13% Long Pass – 87% UC Davis favoured a long passing game into the defensive channels of the opposing team as was the case in the first half. They became more direct in the second half as they looked to score first.10 | P a g e Max Rogers
  11. 11. Central Midfield Contribution and Striker MovementFrom the preliminary analysis conducted during the game against Chico, it was observedthat the UC Davis central midfield players were reluctant to receive and distribute passes toassist with the attacking transitions. In order to identify their contribution during this gamethere was a particular focus on their performance. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the Central Midfielders of the Striker  Successful Pass Movement  Unsuccessful Pass  Into the channel between defenders  Successful Shot  Drop deep  Unsuccessful Shot  In behind centre backs  Successful Header Action  Unsuccessful Header  Pass/Cross  Tackles  Turn/Dribble  Interceptions  Shot on goalAnother key aspect of performance was the striker’s movement and decision making. Aboveare the Key Performance Indicators for the forward players.11 | P a g e Max Rogers
  12. 12. Central Midfield Contribution 21 3First Half Actions 10 0 Successful Passes Successful Shots Unsuccessful Passes Unsuccessful Shots Successful 25% Unsuccessful 5 12 75% 10 1 Interceptions Successful Headers Tackles Unsuccessful HeadersSecond Half Actions 5 41 19 1 Successful Successful Passes Successful Shots Unsuccessful Passes Unsuccessful Shots 26% Unsuccessful 7 74% 20 2 8 Successful Headers Interceptions Unsuccessful Tackles Headers12 | P a g e Max Rogers
  13. 13. Striker MovementFirst Half Drop Deep In Behind 31% In the Channel 56% Received the Ball 13% 4 times from 9 Action(s) Received the Ball Received the Ball Pass/Cross – 3 4 times from 5 Dribble/Turn – 2 0 times from 2 Action(s) Action(s) Pass/Cross – 4Second Half Drop Deep Received the Ball In Behind 25% In the Channel 3 times from 3 42% Action(s) Received the Ball 33% Dribble/Turn – 3 1 time from 5 Received the Ball 3 times from 4 Action(s) Action(s) Pass/Cross – 1 Pass/Cross – 1 Dribble/Turn – 1 Shot - 113 | P a g e Max Rogers
  14. 14. Summary of AnalysisFirst Half  UC Davis played a very direct game in the first half with the majority of their attacks (63%) coming down the right hand side of their team. These attacks were initiated via long and direct passes (52%) by the defenders hoping to exploit the space in behind the opposing full back, subsequently forcing the UNLV midfield towards their own goal.  This direct approach was further highlighted through the stats of the three central midfielders. They only attempted 31 passes (21 successful) which indicated that they were being bypassed during the attacking transition and were not involved in recycling and circulating the ball.  The most common movement made by the lone striker in the first half was to drop deep into space between the lines of defence and midfield (56%). The direct approach taken by the defenders didn’t match this movement as they only played the ball into the striker 4 times from 9 runs. Although the success rate for receiving balls in the channel was high (4 times from 5) it often resulted in UC Davis losing possession of the ball. If they had used the deep run from the striker as a platform to build attacks they may have been able to work their way higher up the field whilst keeping possession.Second Half  The approach in the second half became more direct than in the first half overall. They attacked most prominently down the left hand side (72%). There was an increase in the directness of the attacks as this time 87% of the passes from defence were direct towards the striker.  UC Davis’s midfield trio had a greater involvement in the game as they attempted 60 passes (41 successful), although again they preferred not to initiate the attacking moves. Instead they worked harder to retain possession of the ball before laying passes off to the fullbacks or central defenders to find the striker with a long ball. They did provide greater attacking threat with a total of 6 shots.  The opposite occurred in the second half in relation to the runs being made by the striker. The most common run was into the channel between defenders (42%)14 | P a g e Max Rogers
  15. 15. although the ball was only received here 1 time from 5. The success rate after dropping deep was 3 from 3 – 100%.Overall, using the analysis from both games, it is clear that UC Davis favour a direct attackingapproach which involves as little risk as possible with regards to losing possession duringlong build up play in their defensive/midfield thirds.They possess a selection of forward players capable of producing a variety of runs in orderto find space and pose a threat to the opposition; however the support to these players andthe predictable approach taken by the team in their attacking transition makes them almostvoid. The midfielders carried the greatest attacking threat as they were responsible for 9 ofthe 11 shots on goal.15 | P a g e Max Rogers
  16. 16. Assignment Two – Training SessionThe objective of the training session is attacking patterns and striker movement, with afocus on creating two attacking patterns for the team to use whilst also creating greatercohesion amongst the side during these attacks so everyone understands their role.The session is made up of four areas which are outlined below.Warm-Up  A themed warm-up relating to attacking play and striker movement combined with dynamic stretches, off the ball movement and plenty of ball contact.Component One  The first component provides a basic introduction to the two attacking options. The first one involves a striker dropping deep acting as a false nine, whilst the second option involves an overlap from a full back to push the midfield up the pitch.Component Two  The second component uses the specific moves in a small sided game (8v8), with two teams attempting to complete them. Game conditions can be utilised to encourage the players to use the movements introduced via Component One.Phase of Play  The Phase of Play is the most game like situation with an attacking overload (10v6) to encourage success in the attacking phase. When an opportunity arises to use an attacking pattern, but is missed, play is stopped and ‘rewound’ to complete the play.16 | P a g e Max Rogers
  17. 17. Warm-UpPossession Boxes with Target Player Key Four boxes are filled with three players plus one target player fulfilling the role of a striker. Each box also has one ball. Dimensions – 40x40 Play starts with the groups passing the ball around their square Yellow – Target Player in any sequence with all players constantly moving around the Grey – Player area. Duration – 10 minutes 2 mins instruction On the coach’s call, the players transfer their ball clockwise 8 mins work around the square aiming for the yellow target player who has two options – drop deep to the edge of square or make a run towards the back of the square to receive a longer pass. When a player isn’t in possession of the ball they must perform a dynamic movement or stretch. High knees, ankle flicks, lunges, side steps, lateral shifts, hamstring extensions, opening the groins and skipping. Progression After the first four minutes of work a playmaker is introduced in each group of four who is only allowed to pass the ball to the next box.17 | P a g e Max Rogers
  18. 18. Component One KeyFalse 9 Striker Movement Dimensions – ¾ of full fieldThe aim of the first movement is to link play via a striker P1 – Pass Onedropping deep into the space between the lines of the M1 – Movement Oneopponent’s defence and midfield.CM M1 Duration – 10 minutesThe move starts when the centre midfielder makes a 2 mins instructiondummy run towards the centre back to create space for the 8 mins workstriker. After doing so the midfielder turns sharply as theball travels past.ST M1The trigger for the striker’s movement deep is when the central midfielder has stopped their rundeep.CB P1The centre back then plays the ball forward into towards the feet of the striker who sets the ball upfor the central midfielder.LM M2The left midfielder then bursts into life, having kept up with play, and begins their run forward inbehind the full back as the striker touches the ball.18 | P a g e Max Rogers
  19. 19. CM P2The centre mid plays a driven ball in behind the full back before continuing a run into the box alongwith the strikers.Coaching Points  Movements performed at game pace with a particular focus on the timing.  Quality passing at all times. Restart move if there is a poor pass.  Players’ must be aware of team mate’s movements and act accordingly to support play.  When CM drops deep ensure they angle their run to allow a pass to be played forward.  ST lays the ball off with one touch for the CM to strike first time.  LM must start out on the touchline to create width and space between defenders.19 | P a g e Max Rogers
  20. 20. Full Back OverlapCB P1The centre back starts the move by playing the ball out wide to the full back.CM M2As the ball reaches the full back the central midfielder drops at an angle to receive a passfrom the full back (RB P2).RB M2Having knocked the ball infield the full back then makes a forward run, overlapping the rightmidfielder.RM M3To create space for the overlapping run the right midfielder is required to make a run infieldbefore asking for a dummy pass from the central midfielder.CM P3The ball is then played out wide from the middle of the field for the full back to run onto.Both strikers then attack the box and receive a cross from out wide (ST M4 and RB P4).20 | P a g e Max Rogers
  21. 21. Coaching Points  Quality passing at all times. If the move breaks down restart from the beginning.  Movements performed at game pace. Very intense and sharp.  Timing of the runs must be accurate in order to create the required space.  Runs always made with an angle.  Strikers vary run into the box to make space. One goes near post, one hangs at the edge.  When crossing aim for a specific area rather than trying to find a player.21 | P a g e Max Rogers
  22. 22. Component Two KeyBoth teams adopt a 2-3-2 formation in order toperform the moves covered in Component One. Dimensions – Half of full field Duration – 10 minutes The field is set-up with two 2 mins instruction channels, split into three 8 mins work sections, on either side. Players are free to move in and out of the channel. However, if the full back enters the channel the midfielder must be at least one box ahead of them. This is to encourage the wide midfielders to remain high up the field and in support of attacks. When initiating the full back overlap move this is not important as the wide midfielder is required to cut infield to create the space out wide, meaning that they are vacating the channel.Coaching Points  Perform moves when the opportunity arises; maintain quick game like tempo at all times.  Improvisation is also a key component of attacking, be expressive and creative.22 | P a g e Max Rogers
  23. 23. Phase of Play KeyThe attacking team, in grey, line-up in a 3-3-2 formationand the yellow defending team line-up with a 4-1-1 Dimensions – ¾ full fieldformation creating a 9v7 overload in favour of the Yellow – Defendersattacking team. Grey – Attackers Duration – 15 minutesThe ball always starts from the attacking teams’ 3 mins instructiongoalkeeper while the position of the defence, yellow team, 12 mins workis always reset to a realistic position before play is restarted after a goal. If the defendingteam gain possession of the ball their aim is to play the ball forward to their striker to hold itup.Coaching Points  Encourage the use of movements from previous two components. If an opportunity is missed play is taken back and corrections made.  Players are also encouraged to be creative and make their own decisions when attacking, e.g. using the wide midfielder to cross the ball instead of the full back.  Tempo must be game equivalent.23 | P a g e Max Rogers