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Position Specific – Forwards

Position Specific – Forwards

1v1's Process: The coach plays the ball in to the area. The blue and yellow compete for the ball and try to score. They can score in either goal. That ball is dead once someone scores, the ball leaves the pitch or a player protects/shields the ball. Players are not...

Position Specific – Centre Midfield

Position Specific – Centre Midfield

Key Passes  Process: The yellows play against the whites in the square 3v2. By all means change the numbers to suit your formation. It is important that the yellows always have players in front and behind the whites. At the right time the yellows must try to break the...

Position Specific – Centre Back

Position Specific – Centre Back

Marking  Process: The two white players in front of the small goal pass the ball back and fourth to each other. Whilst the ball is moving the yellow defenders must move laterally and mark the mannequin on the correct shoulder. At any time the two whites can hit the...

Position Specific – Full Back

Position Specific – Full Back

Crossing Process: The FB starts by having 10 quick touches of the ball from the pole to the mannequin. They must move the ball outside the line of their body, like moving in a zig zag. They then play a one two around the mannequin. The delivery must go over the first...

Random Games With a Twist

Random Games With a Twist

Equipment: Set up the area as shown on the diagram making sure it suits the needs of your players. Rules: Players spend 3 minutes at each pitch. As you can see each pitch is different. On any pitch whoever kicks the ball off the pitch must go and collect the ball....

Forwards Showing In / Out

Forwards Showing In / Out

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...

Every Training Session of 2015

Every Training Session of 2015

To view or download  'Every Coaching Session of 2015' in a single document - Click Here, or click the image below. 2015 has been another year when we've been able to provide high quality training sessions for grassroots coaches. All free of charge. Louis Lancaster is...

Crackers

Crackers

Individual  Equipment: Set up the area as shown on the diagram making sure it suits the needs of your players. Rules: You can have free play or condition the games. All players are numbered 1-8. During play a number leaves the pitch on the coaches command. The number...

Christmas Session

Christmas Session

Preparing the Advent calendar   Leave all the doors unopened. Slide the chocolate tray out. Remove one chocolate and replace it with a token. Slide the chocolate tray back into the calendar.       Individual Equipment: Set up the area as shown on the...

Danger – Extremely High Tempo

Danger – Extremely High Tempo

Set up the three stations as shown in the diagrams suiting the needs of your players. Split all players into two teams. Number all of the players on each team 1-9 etc.   Station 1 Numbers 3-9 play in the game . This can be a conditioned game depending on your...

Pre-season Belters

Pre-season Belters

Session 1 Equipment: Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players. You will need slalom poles. Rules: Divide players into 3 teams. Yellows and whites fight in the middle for 5 minutes. By all means condition the game to maximise the work load. During the...

1v1 Circuits

1v1 Circuits

Session 1  Equipment: Set up the area as shown on the diagram making sure it suits the needs of your players. You will need football mannequins and football cones. Rules: The player starts the circuit by having 30 touches of the ball in between the red cones trying to...

4 Goals				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4/5							(1)

4 Goals 4/5 (1)

Session 1  Structure: Adapt size to suit the needs of your players. You can use our football bibs to mark the teams. Rules: Yellows and reds play left to right. Blues and whites play up and down. On the coaches command/whistle the match score in the other goals....

3 Goals

3 Goals

Session 1  Structure: Adapt size to suit the needs of your players . Rules: Whites and blues fight in the middle. Normal football rules apply (offside, corners etc.). To win the game a team must score in the central goal in the usual position. To gain control of the...

2 Goals

2 Goals

Finishing  Structure: Set up the area as above, suiting the needs of your players. You can view our range of goalkeeper kits for your keepers. Rules: The blues go through a pass and follow sequence as shown in the diagram. When the last player receives the ball they...

1 Goal

1 Goal

Towards Goal  Structure: -Set up the area as above, I usually use the 18 yard box. Rules: -Blues and whites fight in the middle. -Whoever has possession of the ball must lend the ball to the yellows and receive it back. This must be completed every time they regain...

No Goals

No Goals

Session 1 Structure: -Set up the area suiting the needs of the group. Pattern -Blues and whites fight in the middle for possession. -To score a goal the team in possession must get one of their players to drive in to the end zone and attack the defender. They must...

Training Tournament

Training Tournament

Teams Split however many players you into two teams. Each team then splits their team again into two.   Round 1 Pitch 1 Blues v  Whites (4v4) Pitch 2  Blues v Whites (4v4) Play for however many minutes you wish. Each game is worth a point.   Round 2   ...

Session Starters

Session Starters

Session 1 Structure: -Set up your area depending on numbers, ability etc.   Rules -Players go up the left hand side competing towards goal 1v1. -After your attack you then defend. -Once you defend you move round to the right hand side. -On the right hand side it...

#10 Position Specific Challenges

#10 Position Specific Challenges

Screening Structure Set up the area as above using our football cones. Rules The reds must try and move the ball end to end. They can go direct or use the whites. The yellows have to prevent this happening.   Breaking Lines Structure Set up the area as above...

#9 Position Specific Challenges

#9 Position Specific Challenges

Finishing Structure -Set up the area as above. Rules -The two servers release balls in to the middle of the  mannequins. -They must try to vary the style of delivery. -The striker then tries to score., dodging the mannequins.   In Behind Structure -Set up the...

#7 & #11 Position Specific Challenges

#7 & #11 Position Specific Challenges

Shooting Structure Set up the area as above. Rules The wide player receives the ball. They drive at and go past the mannequin. They then play a 1 2 around the next followed by a shot from outside the box.   Crossing Structure Set up the area as above. You can use...

#4 Quarterback Position Specific Challenges

#4 Quarterback Position Specific Challenges

Screening Structure Set up the area as above, using football cones. Rules The reds try to pass the ball to each other. They can do this by either passing directly to each other or use the whites. The yellows in the middle tries to prevent the red player receiving the...

#5 #6 Position Specific Challenges

#5 #6 Position Specific Challenges

Clearances  Structure -Set up the area as above. Rules -The wide players deliver balls into the box. -The red CB has to clear the ball with height and distance. -1 point past the yellow cones, 3 points past the red & 5 points pass the half way line. -Progress to...

#2 #3 Position Specific Challenges

#2 #3 Position Specific Challenges

Crossing This session will need a number of football cones. Structure -Set up the area as above. Rules -The FB plays around the  mannequin combining with the  red player. -The FB then delivers the ball in to the second 6 yard box. -The red players tries to get on to...

Finishing Under Pressure

Finishing Under Pressure

Practice 1. The ball gets played through for the striker. The striker aims to score with the defender trying to prevent a goal. -Cut across defender to eliminate them -Accuracy, weight and disguise for shot   Practice 2. The striker has to move into the box to...

Even More Possession Ideas

Even More Possession Ideas

This week we have even more possession ideas for your training sessions. To find our latest deals you can visit our website homepage. Directional Structure -Set up the area depending on your outcome. Rules -Blues and whites fighting in the middle. -The game is played...

More Possession Ideas for Coaches

More Possession Ideas for Coaches

Gates Structure Set up the area depending on your outcome. Rules Blues and whites fighting in the middle. Play for time or play for points. A player in possession of the ball must release the ball through a gate for a team mate. If a player on the same team receives...

Possession Ideas for Coaches

Possession Ideas for Coaches

Session 1. Structure Set up the area depending on your outcome. Rules 4v4 in the middle. The team that makes the highest amount of consecutive passes in the middle wins. If the blues make 6 passes and lose possession, the target to then beat for the yellows is 6. If...

Monaco Warm Up Against Arsenal				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.33/5							(3)

Monaco Warm Up Against Arsenal 4.33/5 (3)

Match: Arsenal vs Monaco Duration of warm up: 23 Minutes Competition: Champions League Date: 25.02.2015 Part 1.  The players jogged across the pitch individually for around 2-3 minutes. They then did their dynamic and static stretching with staff for 4.30 minutes....

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