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.|
Skills should be mastered – under match conditions. Increase technical speed.
It is important the
Strike balls cleanly over distance with accuracy under
• 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.|
Footwork, position, general ball handling techniques,
shot stopping, catch or deflect, recovery
organizing and defending set plays.
|Tactical:||Increase tactical speed (decision making)|
Keep possession with a purpose – width, depth, support.
Combination play - wall pass, take
Penetration; mobility / creativity; crossing with proper
Compactness; delay; tracking back;
communication (who, what, when, where); dictate the
|Small Sided Games:||3v3, 4v4, 7v7|
|This is a critical time in the player’s development.|