Below is an example of a method used to Educate players within a football program. Firstly the player will need to learn the Playing philosophy and the terminologies used so he can relate all the feedback to his actions. We then enter a two way discussion via feedback on players that are similar to this Youth player. If a training session is also part of this process and it can be developed to incorporate the things the player as learned then the Learning outcomes can be brilliant.
Watch the clips of Wilshere
First put them into categories
1. Build up back third to middle
2. Build up Middle third to front third
3. Build up front third
4. Set pieces
Kuki now watched a selected set of clips on Wilshere
Below Kuki v manly 18s
Below Feedback for Kuki relating to his comments on specific clips and it also relates to our Learning philosophy
Below Kuki v Sydney United
1. Build Up third to middle:
Wilshere wins the second ball very well meaning arsenal will have more possession. Also as the two centre backs have possession of the ball Wilshere creates himself his own space. As the centre backs have their heads up he checks in and looks over his shoulder to see if there are any defenders. If that doesn’t work he finds the gaps between the midfielders either by peeling off their outside shoulder or between the both of the midfielders. If Wilshere does peel out between the two centre mids of Bayern his body position is key, Wilshere is side on having both vision of the player passing the ball and the space of where he’s either going to carry it or pass it, so he is a step ahead. When he receives the ball he goes towards the half way line, Wilshere creates an extra man in the midfield either by doing a 1-2 (wall pass) or by beating the man, which makes a Bayern player drawn to him creating one of the attacking players open/free having good possession of the ball going forward. If he sees this doesn’t work he retains possession.
2.Build up Middle third to front third:
As one of the other midfielders pick up the ball on the half way line with their head up continuing forward, Wilshere finds pockets very well in behind the 2 defensive mids of Bayern but just in-front of the two centre backs of the Bayern defence. If Wilshere sees he is in danger as he receives the ball he tries to play one two touch in to an advancing runner. Again Wilshere drives with the ball very well while advancing from the middle third to the front third, drawing a defender and creating that extra man in the front third. If a fellow player from Arsenal passes the ball to Wilshere with Wilshere’s back to goal he often bounces the ball back changing the scope of attacking making the defence shift creating gaps. Sometimes Wilshere carries the ball forward and creates a 1v1 with the defender. Wilshere is very direct baiting the defender to make a challenge because the Bayern defenders have to otherwise Wilshere is through to goal. Wishere also makes diagonal runs off the ball to give options forward for the wingers. As he picks the ball up on the side going forward he usually drifts into the middle of the field and changes the scope of attack.
3.Build up front third:
Wishere in the front third can be very direct. If he sees that there is no second defender he usually takes the Bayern defence on. Also what Wilshere does very well is that if he receives the ball on the edge of the box and that he can see the defender is pressing him on his touch he attempts to play a 1-2 (wall pass) around the defender in order to get behind the defence to create and easy opportunity. If Wilshere doesn’t have any options he tries to create a shot on goal for himself, his body shape is very important as his body is mainly facing the goal, but he is on a 45 degree angle so it is easier for him to receive the pass yet positioning himself for a shot or a 1-2 (wall pass).
Wilshere’s set pieces are very effective, he gives bend and shape on the cross making it harder for the keeper to come out or making the keeper to hesitate. When the set pieces are further away, within the width of the box he drops the ball just beyond the penalty spot giving the his team mates a higher chances of winning the ball. Wilshere’s corner kicks are similar. He whips the ball in giving shape but it also has a lot of pace, allowing his team mates to direct the ball easily with power without putting much effort in.
Nicola Kuki Kuleski
Looking at the middle third clips can you write specifically about an individual clip, just pick 2 or 3 clips to write about. Key traits you think make Wilshere uses well.
Also look at your clips v Manly and apply the same analysis on your work within this game
Wishere in the middle third on the half way line, he plays the ball either on his second or first touch retain possession such as in clip 9 and in clip 14, this not only retains possession but can be a cutting ball to the striker or 10 in behind the Bayern Centre defencing mids. In clip 9 his body positioning is very good keeping both vision on the ball and the player he is passing it to. This is important because this is what allows him to make that cutting pass behind either to the 10 or striker.
My Kuki vs Many clip:
Building up back third to middle:
As i get the ball if i have a man on me i usually ball play to my cdm or defender making the Manly players to shift across creating little pockets for myself. I retain the ball well by shielding the player off and i usually win a foul making our team to push up to their third whilst still having possession of the ball. But i still need to improve. At times i can be sloppy like twice the video i caught out in the second half as in clip 12, even tho thats a great ratio i still need to improve my ball winning challenges. Another thing i did well is linking up with the 9 and creating options and also to the 7,11. Another thing i did do well is similar to Wilshere’s build up back third to middle is that i took 1 to 2 touch shifting the ball, as well as that i also check in at the right times which can be crucial as i create 1-2 yards between myself and the defender, either allowing me to turn or to control and shift it around. I also did very well is feeling where my defender is rolling off them ad beating them advancing in the middle third giving a penetrating ball. (example in clip 20)
Build Up middle third to front third:
In my opinion this is my strongest area where i can cause trouble. I do very well is that i am very direct with the ball creating passing 1 or 2 midfielders allowing me to create an extra man in the front third. This creates one of the defenders to be drawn to me creating a gap or allowing a run for one of the front three to go into or for me to create a dangerous free kick around the box which can result to a goal ( an example in clip at the end of clip 2). Another thing i do well is that i am able to notice space and make the run into space at the right time making me hard to mark of defend. Example in clip 4. Although it is my strongest area in my opinion i still believe that i can work on my body shape a little bit.
Build up front third:
In clip 8 i can identify when it is the time for me to move to the front third as a number 9 very well as the defender has the ball. In clip 8 i started the move checking in at the back third receiving the ball making manly to shift. As Zach (centre back) gets the ball manny (number 9) checks in. I see that there is no use for me to be in there because manny has checked in, as he checks in i peel out and i receive the ball, holding the ball up and laying it off to the midfielder. Making the team to enter the front third while maintaing the ball and nearly creating a chance to be on goal. In the front third i believe that i support the number 9 very well. An example is in clip 16 when i give a penetrating ball to manny of a one to, this is effective because i turn up in a little pocket making the defender to hesitate either come to close me making number 9 (manny) free or to track his run making me free to advance into the box.
Weren’t any set pieces in the video.
My feedback below
1. YOUR COMMENT – As i get the ball if i have a man on me i usually ball play to my cdm or defender making the Manly players to shift across creating little pockets for myself. I retain the ball well by shielding the player off and i usually win a foul making our team to push up to their third whilst still having possession of the ball.
REPLY – If it is possible to face forwards on the first touch we should try to do this. It does though depend on your position on the field.
If we are playing you in the early build up you can show as a bouncer on from 3 and 4 in order to get 6 on the ball facing forwards, then you can open and face forwards to support him. Drawing players and protecting the ball is a good quality yo have, the key is how your teammates read the game and support you in these times.
in the front third I will show you how the team needs to understanding how to set up and how we have to support the ball perfectly to create opportunities with the ball on the ground.
2. YOUR COMMENT – At times i can be sloppy like twice the video i caught out in the second half as in clip 12, even tho thats a great ratio i still need to improve my ball winning challenges.
REPLY – Concepts of Ball Possession we will teach you. Yes you are normally very strong in this area, keeping possession of the ball is about the entire team not just you. If you protect the ball and expect support to drop the ball backwards, you need a reaction from players around you, they must also understand how to keep possession.
I have interacted with Clip 12 and will show you
3. YOUR COMMENT – In clip 8 i can identify when it is the time for me to move to the front third as a number 9 very well as the defender has the ball. In clip 8 i started the move checking in at the back third receiving the ball making manly to shift. As Zach (centre back) gets the ball manny (number 9) checks in. I see that there is no use for me to be in there because manny has checked in, as he checks in i peel out and i receive the ball, holding the ball up and laying it off to the midfielder. Making the team to enter the front third while maintaining the ball and nearly creating a chance to be on goal. In the front third i believe that i support the number 9 very well.
Agree watch the video i have interacted with this clip. All terminologies relate to our philosophy.
4. YOUR COMMENT – An example is in clip 16 when i give a penetrating ball to manny of a one to, this is effective because i turn up in a little pocket making the defender to hesitate either come to close me making number 9 (manny) free or to track his run making me free to advance into the box.
My reply – I have added this clip with feedback. Two players working together, body shape and first touch a very intelligent goal that required two intelligent players for the goal to be created.