11v11; two 35-minute halves; 80’ x120’ field; 8’ x 24’ goals.
|Playing Time:||Need opportunity to play, C1 more competitive and playing time will not be equal, C2
and C3 time should be closer to equal.
|Formation:||4-4-2, 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, be creative and play several formations.|
|Practice Time:||Four times per week, which includes games (1 hour, 30 minutes maximum)|
|Objectives:||Skill development, tactical awareness, increased speed of play.|
• Develop individual skills under the pressure of time, space, and an opponent.
Increase technical speed. Promote attacking soccer – play 3-4-3 (NSCAA recommends).
• Dribbling: Encourage players to take on 1v1 situations, feints/moves,
keep possession-shielding/spin turns.
|• Receiving: Quality first touch - take balls out the air/turning; all surfaces, on the run.|
|• Shooting: On the run; on the turn; from all angles/crosses, volleys.|
|• Passing: Short, long, bent, crosses, driven, chipped – all surfaces, all on the run.|
|• Heading: To goal, to pass, to clear.|
|• Tackling: Proper technique, slide.|
|Goalkeeping:||Set position, diving, crosses, distribution, communication, distance angles, availability to
|Tactical:||Increase tactical speed (decision making)|
Keep possession; encourage risk taking; support, combination play; wall pass,
simple set plays.
proper pressure; channel player, immediate chase; angles of pressure;
|Small Sided Games:||2v1, 2v2, 3v2, 3v3. 4v2, 4v4|
The demands of skill training and training loads should increase, thus promoting improvement in mental