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More Position Specific Weekly Challenges

More Position Specific Weekly Challenges

This week Louis Lancaster looks into position specific weekly challenges. These drills are designed for FW's, CM's, CB's, and FB's. These training sessions will help each player to develop in his respective role. The training equipment used in these sessions includes...

Oldies But Goodies

Oldies But Goodies

Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -3 teams and can work with many different numbers. -Whites at one end and blues at the other. -Yellows in the middle. -The whites and blues have to make 6...

More Possession Games

More Possession Games

The possession games below will help your team retain possession of the ball, even while under pressure. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. -Good ball supply Rules: -Two teams battle in the middle....

Attacking Under/ Overloads				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Attacking Under/ Overloads 5/5 (1)

Attacking under/ overloads are an important part of the modern game. These two fast paced training drills will help to give your team the edge. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -The 4 blues...

Missing Out/ Playing Through Midfield

Missing Out/ Playing Through Midfield

Turn defence into attack with speed by missing out or playing through the midfield. These attacks can be devastating to teams, as a result these type of training drills are important for the modern coach. Tip: In this training drill you may need to use football...

The Players’ #1 Session

The Players’ #1 Session

This training session was inspired by Nick Levett. You can find out more about Nick on his Twitter page @nlevett. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Vary the size depending on numbers and ability. Rules: -Split your players into two teams. -Once you know...

Possession Games With A Twist

Possession Games With A Twist

Help your team learn to gain and retain possession with these training drills brought to you by the coach of Watford U15's. Drill 1.  -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -Two teams fight in the middle for...

Finishing In The Box #CAGE

Finishing In The Box #CAGE

This training session is focused on finishing in the box for strikers. Louis has given us two examples of top finishers in action. Example 1-  Ruud Van Nistelrooy:   Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above. Rules: -The idea is for the strikers to score in...

Direct Play From Midfield Players

Direct Play From Midfield Players

This training session is focused on direct play from midfielders. Louis has also given us two examples of direct play from two midfield giants. Example 1-  Iniesta: Louis' Training Session Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above. Vary the size depending on age,...

Back To Back Goals

Back To Back Goals

You are able to develop and adapt each of these training sessions to suite your own players abilities, age, and needs. Drill 1.  Structure: -Two goals back to back. -Use an area suitable for your numbers and ability. Rules: -Blues and whites fight in the middle. -Reds...

3rd Man Running

3rd Man Running

Drill 1 Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -The game starts with 2v2 in the middle. -The rest of the players are on the outside. -If the players in the middle combines with the outside players using a...

Breaking Lines

Breaking Lines

This training session is inspired by Bayern Munich last year in the UCL. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above, vary the size of the playing area depending on numbers and ability. Rules: -The two whites in the middle try to keep possession of the ball. -The...

Remaining Compact As A Back Four

Remaining Compact As A Back Four

This training session is inspires by Arrigo Sacchi. Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above. Rules: -10 yellows head up the pitch trying to score a goal. -The offside rule is in place. -If a red player touches the ball then that ball is dead and all the yellows...

Player Favourites

Player Favourites

3 Goal Game  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Vary the size depending on age and ability. Rules: -Yellows and Reds compete and try to score in either of the little goals at one end. -Yellows shooting left to right. -Reds shooting right to left. -If a team scores...

Last Weeks Warm Up

Last Weeks Warm Up

The level 5 and Watford U15's coach Louis Lancaster's brings up the warm up he did with his team last week. Part 1.   #1 Players jog across side to side for 5 minutes. They can jog alone, in a group, take a ball, whatever they wish. Part 2. #2 10 minutes of dynamics...

Every Football Coaching Drill of 2013

Every Football Coaching Drill of 2013

At Discount Football Kits we teamed up with Level 5 coach Louis Lancaster to bring you his top training drills and insights into the game. You can download this PDF completely free of charge which has every training drill, player technique session, and football tactic...

Pressing Progressions

Pressing Progressions

Santa has been kind this year! It's Christmas tomorrow and at Discount Football Kits we are bringing you one last training session before we compile every training drill of 2013 into a single document. For this training session on pressing progressions you will need...

Switching Play

Switching Play

Football Equipment for the switching play training drills: football cones, footballs, football bibs and football goals. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Rules: -Reds and yellows having a fight in the middle. -Each team attacks one end. -They can only...

Defending When Outnumbered

Defending When Outnumbered

Help improve your teams ability to defend when outnumbered with these three training drills. You may need footballs, football bibs and football goals for these sessions. Session 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Rules: -Back four and the goal keeper defend the...

@Louis Lancs Training Sessions

@Louis Lancs Training Sessions

Session 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above keeping the (40x30yards Rules: -To score players must run the ball over the end line with the ball in hands. -A team has 3 plays. They can only run and pass the ball (not kick). -They can pass  and run in any direction....

Position Specific Weekly Challenges

Position Specific Weekly Challenges

The drills below are aimed at improving passing, crossing, goalkeeping, shooting, and dribbling. Each  of the drills are also position specific. The equipment used in the individual specific training drills includes footballs, football goals, and football cones. If...

Playing Out From The Back

Playing Out From The Back

Louis Lancaster the Watford U15′s football coach takes us through 3 drills to help play the ball out from the back. The equipment used in these games includes footballs, football goals, and football bibs.  Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Process:...

Transition Games

Transition Games

The  Watford U15's football coach takes us through 3 transition games. The equipment used  in these games includes footballs, football cones, and football goals. Game 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. -NO BIBS. Process: -3 v2 towards goal. -They can only score...

Midfield Movement

Midfield Movement

Drill 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above keeping varying the distances depending on ability. Process: -The whites pass the ball between them and then lend it into the team in possession. -The team in possession try and work the ball end to end. Challenges: -Try...

Variety of 1v1’s

Variety of 1v1’s

Louis Lancaster takes us through a variety of drills for 1v1 training drills. The equipment used in these training sessions includes footballs, football cones, and small football goals. Drill 1. The white player goes 1v1 against the blue. The blue then joins their...

Enjoyable Speed and Agility Drills

Enjoyable Speed and Agility Drills

Watford U15's coach @Louis Lancaster has provided 8 fun sessions to help grassroots coaches get the most out of our range of speed and agility equipment. Not only is each session fun with a high intensity, they are also technical, helping to improve skill not just...

What’s Your Signature Session?

What’s Your Signature Session?

Half Court  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Process: -Blues and whites compete in the 18yard box. -The team in possession of the ball, can only score once they visit the yellows on the outside and receive it back. -If the other regain possession they must then...

More Possession Ideas

More Possession Ideas

Channels  Structure: -Set up the area as above. -Notice the wide players in the wide channels.. Process: -Blues and whites aim to get the ball to their target players in the wide channels. -Once the wide players receives the ball, they provide a cross  for the team to...

Possession Ideas

Possession Ideas

Target Players Structure: -Set up the area as above. -Notice the target players on the outside. Process: -Blues and whites aim to get the ball to their target players on the outside. -If a player gets the ball to a target player that is a trigger, once they get the...

No.10 Sessions

No.10 Sessions

Crossing Into The Goal Zone Structure: -Set up the area as above. Process: -The two CB’s pass the ball back and fourth. -The number 10 makes a run in beyond, and is played in by the CB. -Once the number 10  gets to the ball the they must hit one of the mannequins....

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