Forwards Showing In/Out

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Forward Showing In Equipment: Set up the area as shown on the diagram making sure it suits the needs of your players. Rules: The whites pass the ball laterally. As the ball is moving the two defenders also move preventing the whites playing forward into goals. The blues try to block passes, but also find […]

How to become football referee

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

England has seen to be at the forefront of elite officiating, this was evident in 2010 as one of England’s top referees Howard Webb became the first referee to be the man in the middle for both the Champions League final and the World Cup final in the same year. The stigma of refereeing in […]

Over & Underloads

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Overload Over Loads 1v0, 2v1,3v2 Set up your area as shown on the diagram. The coach plays in the ball for the white player to have a one touch finish. As soon as the white player strikes the ball he/she then plays another ball to the yellow team. This creates a 2v1 against the white […]


Posted on May 5, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Process: Split all your players into 2 teams. Each team then divides their team into 3 teams and place each team at one of the three activities. 1v1s 2v2s 5v5 game The whites stay at the end of each practice whilst the yellows move round. Once the yellows have visited each practice the whites the […]

Technique Under Pressure

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

1 – Nothing But Net: Players attempt to score a goal hitting the net first. 2 – Passing Accuracy: Players try to pass the ball so it stops within the square. 3 – Receiving: Players hit each board 5 times using a maximum of two touches each time. 4 – Off Ground: Players attempt to travel from line to […]

Quick Play In & Around The Box

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Block off the pitch and just work in the final third. 3 teams and to challenge, they don’t have to be equal. Whites attack, yellows defend and blues are ready for the next phase. The yellows continue to defend until they regain possession and pass to the blues. The whites then become defenders and blues […]

FA coaching badges explained: How to become a football coach

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

FA coaching badges are the way to go if you’re looking to become a qualified football coach, The FA provide a series of courses to provide the guidance and knowledge to go from an average football fan to a qualified football coach at the elite level. In short, FA coaching badges are the qualifications to […]

Reduced Thinking Time

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Be sure to have a good ball supply. Reduce the size of the grid throughout to challenge the players decision making. Play this for 2 minutes periods. 7 blues aim to retain possession. Limiting players to one or two touch really tests the brain. Give a point for x amount of passes. If the 3 […]

Intense Pressure

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Part 1 All blues and whites are restricted to their zones. They yellow joker can go wherever they like. Try to limit the touches as in one or two for them. The blues and whites must play off one or three touch. One touch will be a challenge its self. If one touch is not […]

Effective Warm Up: A guide for footballers & coaches

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Christopher Wilson

Effective Warm Up – A guide for footballers & coaches A warm up is a vital part of football preparation. At the elite level of football, the warm up protocol continues to evolve. A few minutes of stretching and touches on the ball is no longer considered sufficient preparation for training or a match. A […]