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Arsenal Warm Up Against Monaco

Arsenal Warm Up Against Monaco

How does your team warm up for a game? Learn how Arsenal prepared for their last 16 tie with Monaco. Louis Lancaster watched the game and reported back to us here at Discount Football Kits so that you can try out this warm up with your team. Match: Arsenal vs Monaco...

Up Your Sleeve Sessions… What yours ?

Up Your Sleeve Sessions… What yours ?

Every coach needs to have a few sessions up their sleeve! What's yours? You can tweet them @DiscountFK or @LouisLancs. If you coach a childrens side you can view our wide range of children's football kits. This session is created by Louis Lancaster in association with...

Screening Forward Passes

Screening Forward Passes

Practice 1. Structure: -Set up as above. You can use football cones as markers like the diagram. -Vary the distances. 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...

Blocking Practices

Blocking Practices

Practice 1.  You can purchase our Slalom Poles and football cones for use in these training practices. Structure: -Set up as above. -Distances between 8-12 yards. Rules -The whites are in pairs. -Each pair passes their ball back and forth (two touch). -The yellow...

Strikers Beyond

Strikers Beyond

With The Ball The striker moves in the same direction as the ball followed by a diagonal run meeting a straight pass.   Against The Ball The striker moves in the opposite direction to the ball followed by a diagonal pass meeting a straight run. Main Practice ...

Crossing and Finishing Practices

Crossing and Finishing Practices

Practice 1.  Structure: -Use half a pitch .   Pattern -CM starts with the ball. -CM passes out to either wing. -The wingers pass back inside to the same supporting CM. -The CM then switches play to the other winger. -That winger in possession then travels with...

1v1, 2v2 Tournament

1v1, 2v2 Tournament

Stage 1 1v1s White v Blue Pitch 1 White v Blue Pitch 2 Rules: -First to score 10 goals. -Whoever wins gets a point for their team.       Stage 2.  2v2 White v Blue Rules: -First to score 10 goals. -Whatever team wins get the point.      ...

Every Training Session Of 2014

Every Training Session Of 2014

To view or download every training session of 2014- Click Here. https://www.discountfootballkits.com/blog/louis/louislancs2014sessions.pdf Louis' coaching philosophy can be summed up by the following: ‘Relish the chaos and make uncomfortable comfortable’. You can view...

Recovery Session

Recovery Session

Practice 1. Structure: Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: Three teams. It is the first team to hit their pole. The first players attempts to hit the pole. They then run to the pole to receive the next pass. The...

Finishing Practices

Finishing Practices

Session 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players. You can use our football bibs to split up your players. Rules: -The blue player plays a one two with the white player, ending with the blue player taking a shot at goal. -The white...

Intense, Enjoyable Session Starters

Intense, Enjoyable Session Starters

Session 1.  Structure: Set up the practice as shown in the diagram. Change the distance depending on your aims. Rules: Blues defend and whites attack 1v1. The blue defender passes the ball to white to start the practice. The whites then pass the ball around the...

Crossing and Finishing

Crossing and Finishing

Practice 1:  Structure: Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: Blues and whites fight in the middle. You can use our football bibs to split the teams. In the middle they are only allowed a maximum of 5 passes, the ball...

Passing and Receiving Drills

Passing and Receiving Drills

It's not often we look at drills rather than more open practices, but here is wheat Louis had to say on the six passing and receiving drills below. "In both passing and receiving drills, whoever releases the ball follows their pass. I fully understand players may find...

Premier League Champions Mental Health

Premier League Champions Mental Health

The pressure on Premier League academy football players to become professional is enormous. The expectations of families, friends and coaches weigh heavy on the minds of many 16, 17 and 18 year old lads struggling for their place at the top level. The rewards for...

Fun Warm Up Games

Fun Warm Up Games

We have a new range of Mitre water bottles available to help keep your players hydrated during training. These fun warm up games are the perfect way to start any training session - devised by the current Watford U16's coach. Swedish Hand Ball  Structure: -Set up the...

Passing to feet – Passing to space

Passing to feet – Passing to space

Practice 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. - For this practice you can use pop up goals. Rules: -The blues are attacking in the front zone with the whites defending. -If the whites score 3 times in the...

Playing Out From The Back

Playing Out From The Back

You can view another training session based around playing out from the back here.  Practice 1. Structure: -To keep it as realistic as possible use half the pitch. -Good ball supply. Rules: -The game can start with a goal kick, coach sending it in to any white player...

Possession In The Final Third

Possession In The Final Third

Practice 1. Structure Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Play around with various formations. Rules The attackers  collect a ball and attack the goal. They obviously are trying to score in the goal. If the defenders win...

1v1 Coaching Drills

1v1 Coaching Drills

Along with these 1v1 drills you can also look at a variety of 1vs in a previous post. If you want to take your coaching to the next level and explore different coaching qualifications you can view our detailed guides. Drill 1.  Process: -White player passes to the...

Boys U9s National Team Session

Boys U9s National Team Session

If you coach an U9's team these training sessions are designed specifically for you. U 9's Coaching Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above varying the distances depending on ability and numbers. Rules: -4-5 players in each team. -Each team has their own ball...

Boys U12s National Team Session

Boys U12s National Team Session

Do you manage an U12's team? These training drills were designed specifically for that age group. The drills were made for the Turks and Caicos national boys U12's team, by Louis Lancaster Watford FC U15's coach. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as...

Men’s National Team Session #3

Men’s National Team Session #3

For these three training drills there needs to be a good supply of footballs to keep up the tempo of the sessions. You can use our Nike training footballs for this.   Drill 1. Structure: -Set up suitable for numbers and ability. Rules: -Whites and blues having a...

Men’s National Team Session #2

Men’s National Team Session #2

Turks and Caicos recently climbed 26 places in the FIFA rankings, the training drills below helped them do it. You could use Samba football goals for these drills. Not only are they practical but they also come in a variety of sizes. This is why they tend to be the...

Men’s National Team Session #1

Men’s National Team Session #1

This is the first of three men's training sessions that that were conducted for the Turks and Caicos  islands in preparation for the Caribbean Cup. A good supply of footballs is needed for these drills. Drill 1. Structure: -Set up suitable for numbers and ability....

Men’s U20’s National Team Session

Men’s U20’s National Team Session

This is the one of the football training drills for the men's U20's Turks and Caicos national team. Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above keeping the distances roughly 8-10 yards. Rules: -If the ball is in front of the player they press. -The player receiving...

Women’s National Team Session #3

Women’s National Team Session #3

This is the 3rd training session for the Turks and Caicos women's national team. Drill 1.  Structure: -Square was 30 by 50 yards. Rules: -Blues travel with the ball trying to score in the opposite goal. -The white defenders obviously defend the goal. -If the blues...

Women’s National Team Session #2

Women’s National Team Session #2

Drill 1.  Structure: -Square was 30 by 50 yards. Rules: -This was a good old fashioned game of bulldog like the school playground. -All players (white) at end with two taggers in the middle (blues). -Whites must make it from one end to the other. -Blues have to try...

Turks and Caicos: Women’s National Team Session #1

Turks and Caicos: Women’s National Team Session #1

Last month Louis headed off to the Turks and Caicos Islands to train the national football teams (men's and women's). For the next few weeks we will bring you the training sessions which saw an upturn in form for Turks and Caicos resulting in a win over the British...

Pressing Games

Pressing Games

Game 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -Players can go wherever they like on the pitch just like the game. -Every time the ball goes out of play the game restarts from the keeper who is to play in....

Games Using Different Shapes

Games Using Different Shapes

Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. It can be done with 3v3, 4v4 etc. Rules: -Players stay in the half they are in. -The white defenders try to get the ball to the whites attackers. -The white...

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