If you coach an U9’s team these training sessions are designed specifically for you.
U 9’s Coaching Drill 1.
-Set up the area as above varying the distances depending on ability and numbers.
-4-5 players in each team.
-Each team has their own ball and they must transfer the ball end to end.
-They must visit both boxes at each end by passing the ball sideways.
-How many times can they transfer the ball end to end in one minute ?
-Can you make a forward pass followed by a backwards pass ?
-Can you perform a skill when required?
U 9’s Coaching Drill 2.
-Same as previous
-Same process as the previous game with each team having their own ball and transferring it end to end. They must complete both boxes at each end.
-Each team has a turn of becoming defenders.
-Notice the greens going first. The other teams must retain possession of their ball. If they lose possession they get another ball and continue.
-If the defenders win the ball they must make 3 quick passes and leave the ball.
-Play for 2 minutes.
U 9’s Coaching Drill 3.
-2 pitches suitable for numbers and ability.
-Good ball supply.
-Split your players into two teams.
-Once you know the numbers you can design 4 matches as below.
Game 1 – Pitch 1 8v6 Pitch 2 5v7
Game 2 – Pitch 1 5v9 Pitch 2 8v4
Game 3 – Pitch 1 5v5 Pitch 2 7v7
Game 4 – Pitch 1 8v7 Pitch 2 5v6
-Play one game at a time and it is up to the players to split their team as they wish.
-Play each game for 4-10 minutes.
-If a team wins they get one point.
-If the winning team keep a clean sheet they get two points.
-Team with the most points wins!
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