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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...

6 Talented Starlets to Watch Out For in 2016

Who is going to be the next big thing in world football? That’s the big question so many people continue to ask year in, year out. With scouts continuing to scour the market for teenage prodigies to shape and mould into professional superstars, there is no short...

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...

Express Football Kits – New Delivery Service

Thinking about your club's new kit but worried you won’t receive it in time for the start of the season, or a specific tournament/ event? Here at Discount Football Kits we want your club to receive the lowest possible processing and delivery interval, so you...

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...

5 Rising Stars to Watch Across Europe this Season

Anwar El Ghazi (AFC Ajax) The Eredivisie has lost a great deal of its appeal since the 1970s and 80s when it was, arguably, at the peak of its powers but that’s not to say it doesn’t provide its fair share of excitement to this very day. Indeed, one of its biggest and...

New Football Mannequins Available

New Football Mannequins Available

We're pleased to announce that we're now selling football mannequins. To buy these mannequins just click: https://www.discountfootballkits.com/Mannequin Manufactured by Diamond they're robust, durable and easy to transport. They come in junior and senior sizes. Junior...

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...

Louis Van Gaal: ‘The Man behind the ‘Philosophy’

Aloysius Paulus Maria Van Gaal. The former Ajax B team player, who enjoyed successful spells in Holland with Sparta Rotterdam and AZ Alkmaar, is now manager of one of the world’s biggest clubs, Manchester United. Van Gaal is a man who has divided opinions with a...

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...

Do Mourinho’s stagnant Chelsea need to gamble on youth?

The aftermath of Chelsea’s 100th home league game under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho was supposed to feel a lot different. It wasn’t supposed to have ended the way it did. Press rooms around the world had trundled out a plethora of manicured statistics and flashy...

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