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u15-u16 Training Objectives

u15-u16 Training Objectives

Game:

11v11; two 40-minute halves; 80’ x 120’ 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, 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1,  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.
Technical:

Skills should be mastered – under match conditions. Increase technical speed.

It is important the
technique is still highly emphasized at this age.

Strike balls cleanly over distance with accuracy under
pressure.

 

• Dribbling: Encourage players to take on 1 v 1 – 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:

Footwork, position, general ball handling techniques,

shot stopping, catch or deflect, recovery
saves, support, communication, pressure on and off the ball, presence,

organizing and defending set plays.

Tactical: Increase tactical speed (decision making)
Attacking:

Keep possession with a purpose – width, depth, support.

Combination play - wall pass, take
over, overlap, double pass, third man running.

Penetration; mobility / creativity; crossing with proper
runs in the box; set plays.

Defending:

Compactness; delay; tracking back;

communication (who, what, when, where); dictate the
play with defending; set plays.

Small Sided Games: 3v3, 4v4, 7v7
This is a critical time in the player’s development.