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    • PRINT & GO PRACTICE PLANS & DRILLS YOUTH COMPETITIVE SENIOR AMATEUR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgement Introduction Our Philosophy Usage Recommendations Practices Summary Matrix Season Practice Sequences Print & Go Practices • # 1 Fast Break Attack #1 • # 2 Flank Attack, Scoring • # 3 Defending • # 4 Passing, Anticipation, Transition • # 5 Scoring, Transition Play • # 6 Ball Control, Flank Attack • # 7 Scoring Goals, Flank Attack • # 8 Crossing Balls, Scoring • # 9 Defending • #10 Scoring, Flank Attack #2 PracticeBuilder Warm-Ups • # 1 Passing, Headers, 1v1 • # 2 Dribbling, 1v1 • # 3 Dribbling, agility • # 4 Anticipation, Passing • # 5 Dribbling & Shooting • # 6 Dribbling, Crossing • # 7 Passing • # 8 Agility, Ball Control, Fun • # 9 Circuit • #10 Circuit with Passing and Control PracticeBuilder Technical Skills • # 1 3v2 with shot on goal • # 2 2v2 give and go with shot on goal • # 3 1v1, shot on goal • # 4 Transition Play • # 5 1v1 • # 6 4v4 Flank Attack • # 7 4v4 in small area • # 8 Two touch shooting • # 9 1v2 Defending • #10 Crossing and 2v1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS PracticeBuilder Fitness Drills • # 1 Pass and Sprint • # 2 6v3 • # 3 Agility/Sprint • # 4 Receive-Pass-Turn • # 5 Reaction Sprint and 1v1 • # 6 3v1 with crossing • # 7 Sprint and Score • # 8 Dribble and Cross • # 9 Sprint and 1v1 • #10 4v4 in penalty box with crossing PracticeBuilder Tactical Drills • # 1 3v3 with Target Player • # 2 7v7 into four corners • # 3 4+2 v 2+4 • # 4 6v4 Pressing and Counterattack • # 5 Transition Play • # 6 6v6 Flank Attack • # 7 4v4+N Crossing • # 8 Crossing • # 9 4v3+GK • #10 4v4 with 3 Groups PracticeBuilder Scrimmages • #1 6v6 1⁄2 Field • #2 Flank Attack • #3 1v1 Defending in 7v7 • #4 7v7 with GK Transition Play • #5 Transition Play • #6 4v4 plus 3v2 • #7 7v7 Flank Attack • #8 7v7 with Crossing • #9 8v8 • #10 5v4 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
    • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book is dedicated to all coaches, players, parents and ofcials without whose passion for soccer the greatest game in the world could not exist. We thank all the teams, players and coaches that have participated in developing the practice sessions and used them on the eld them to make sure they work.
    • Introduction The idea for Print & Go practices and PracticeBuilder came from a recognition that something was missing for soccer coaches amongst all the training materials and resources available. No doubt you have heard that a coach must have a practice plan when going to run a practice. If you are like most coaches, you probably have books and videos full of drills and practice ideas. If you are like most coaches, you also rush from work to the practice eld desperately trying to write a practice plan in your head (hopefully not on paper while driving), organizing and visualizing drills and things to say. Maybe you even brought some books or photocopies of drills with you. Maybe you even roughed out a plan the night before on a piece of paper. No matter what, you either spent signicant time researching and writing or signicant time scrambling. What about the next practice? What about a season plan? What about the team’s needs and focus? Fitness training: yes or no? During practice or separate sessions? Scrimmages? Speed and mental training? Where are the drills for that? How about exibility? Any difference between age groups? To help you focus your time on deciding what is important for your team to work on we thought it would be a good idea to do the research and the writing for you. So we have developed a set of 10 complete practice sessions and and a tool to develop hundreds of additional sessions. All you need to do is to decide on a focus for the season and a theme for each practice. The printed material is supplemented by pictures of stretches and moves and by the tips published on our website www.soccerpracticebooks.com. This is the second book in our series of Print & Go practice sessions and PracticeBuilder tools. We recommend this set for competitive youth teams (travel teams, representative teams, regional teams, state/provincial teams, etc.), ages 13 and up, as well as for senior level amateur teams at all levels of competitiveness. These practices and drills have been run with competitive 13 year old boys and 15 year old girls teams; and College teams. We hope you will enjoy your season.
    • Our Philosophy Practices need to be fun for players and coaches. Drills must be interesting and vary across skills, tactics, strategies, mental and physical tness and team building. Players need to be busy with a ball at all times to maximize the number of touches they get with the ball. Practices must ow and time must not be wasted by the coach setting up or thinking about drills. Practices and drills must have a purpose. We suggest you schedule 2 hours for the practice and ask your players to be ready to warm up at the scheduled time. A break is suggested after the tness drill. Any delay in starting will cut into the all important and popular scrimmage time. We suggest that each practice starts with a brief meeting between coaches and players in which the theme of the practice is communicated to the players. Then start with a warm up. You will notice that our warm-ups already incorporate the theme of the practice, lots of ball work, tness and thinking exercises in a purely soccer way. No repetitive running, not many exercises without a ball and if so, then they are fun and challenging. We have cushioned the tness section between technical and tactical drills. The reason is that we want players to be properly warmed up for skill work, but then challenge their stamina and mind by requiring technical skills after tness work. End with a scrimmage and feel free to adapt them or change them to suit your team’s needs. After the practice, have a quick meeting again for going over the practice briey, invite comments from the players, congratulate them on their effort and improvement and make any announcements regarding upcoming events. During the drills, be patient. Observe and intervene only when needed. Keep your comments positive, to the point and brief. Speak loudly and clearly. It is better to demonstrate a drill or a concept than to give a speech. Never yell at a player or use derogatory language.
    • Print & Go Practices – Usage Recommendations We have developed a matrix for the 10 sessions showing the focus of the practice and of each of the drills in the practice. Please study the matrix to become familiar with the content of each session and drill. On the matrix page is a box suggesting various ways to sequence these sessions. Chose the emphasis for your next 10 practices (which could be a season or pre-season) and study the sequence suggested. Of course, you are free to develop your own sequence. Refer to the individual practice sheets or the individual PracticeBuilder drill sheets for a better understanding. Write comments on the drill sheets. We suggest you visualize the drills to make sure you understand how they will ow. If necessary, set them up in your living room and walk through them. Keep a clean copy of the book at home and put the pages you take to the practice with you in clear plastic sheet protectors to protect them from water or other disturbances (you know what can happen to papers). PracticeBuilder – Usage Recommendations The PracticeBuilder was designed for two purposes. Firstly, to have a “bigger picture” of the exercises to work from and to allow you to make notes of what or whom you want to observe before you start the drill and notes of what you learnt from the drill. The pages t nicely on a clipboard. Secondly, we wanted to make it easy for you to create your own practices by simply pulling a number of drills and arranging them in a sequence that meets your needs. We recommend that you stick with our general practice philosophy and at a minumum suggest you start with a warm-up and end with a scrimmage. In between, you can design whichever way. If your team needs 4 tness sessions and no technical/tactical work- go for it. You want to work three shooting related sessionsthey are ready to go. Feedback We always look for ways to improve. So any suggestions are welcome. Please E-mail them to coach@soccerpracticebooks.com.
    • Practice Focus Fast Break Attack Flank Attack Scoring Defending Passing Anticipation Transition Scoring Transition Flank attack Ball Control Scoring Goals Flank attack Crossing Balls Scoring Defending Scoring Goals Flank attack #2 Practice # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Circuit Passing & Control Circuit Dribble, pass, shoot Agility Ball Control Fun Passing Dribble Crossing Dribbling Shooting Anticipation Passing Dribbling Agility Dribbling 1v1 Passing Headers Warm-Up Focus Fitness Focus Crossing and 2v1 1v2 defending Two touch Shooting 4v4 with GK score on either goal in small area 4v4 + 4 neutrals with GK on 2 goals ank attack 2v2 with GK plays as 2x 1v1 Transition Play 4v4 on 2 goals 4v4 in penalty box with crosses Sprint and 1v1 Dribble and cross sprint back Sprint and score kick, head 3v1 with crossing Reaction sprint and 1v1 Receive-Pass-Turn Scrimmage Focus 7v7 full eld score on either goal after cross 4v4 + 2x 3v2 with GK Full size goals 6v6 +GK play in one half and score in other half 7v7 with GK Transition Play 7v7+GK setting up 1v1 on goal 4v4 with GK 3 groups 4v3 +GK 1 large, 2 small goals 5 v 4+GK 8v8 defend small goals Crossing from spot 7v7 +GK with and after pass. crossing with/without challenge 4v4 with N crossing 2 teams on large goal in penalty area 6v6 + GK ank attack 3 v 3 penetration passing and shooting 6v4 Pressing Counterattack zone defending 4+2 v 2+4 cross dribble and cross 3v3 with target player 6+GK v 6 half eld regular goal+2wide goals Tactical Drill 6v3 in penalty area 7v7 into 4 corners regular+2 small goals 1v1 with shot on goal Agility Sprint 2v2 give and go with shot on goal 3v2 with shot on goal pass and sprint Technical Drill
    • Practice sequence Suggestions Coaching Emphasis Pre-Season Season Build Scoring Defending Mid eld Fitness Build Practice Sequence 3-4-2-5-1-8-7-9-6-10 9-3-1-8-4-2-6-7-10-5 5-7-8-10-6-2-1-3-9-4 9-3-2-10-1-4-6-7-5-8 1-4-10-2-5-6-9-3-7-8 4-5-9-10-3-2-1-7-8-6
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Print & Go Practices
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 1 Practice Focus: Fast break attack #1 Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Passing, Headers 1v.1 (30 min.) 1. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. In partners, freely move around passing the ball through all goals. 2. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 3. Groups of three players form triangles 5m apart. Player 1 throws to P2, who heads ball to P3. P3 to P1, etc. 4. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 5. 4 pairs play 1v1 in a 25m x 25m grid with 2 full size goals and goalkeeper. B N 2 neutral players in the grid can be used by any pair. A A a shot on goal must follow a give and go with one of the neutrals. G 6. Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) x x x x 7. Same set-up as #5. 4 players on diagonally opposite sides of goal. first pair plays 1v1 on opposing goal. X's start with ball. after first round, o's start with ball. 8. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) B B N A A B G o o o o 25m diagram for exercises 5 and 7 Technical Skill: 3 v 2 with shot on goal (20 min.) D Server plays ball to one of the attackers outside the penalty area. Attackers play 3 v 2 and try to combine to shoot on goal. If defenders win ball, they must play it back to server who restarts play. A GK A D S You can set this up in two groups or extend size of groups to keep all players occupied. Or, if space is limited, have a second group work on skills and rotate the groups. A 30m Play each game for 5 minutes. o o x's pass ball between each other until one of them passes it forward. That is command for o's to sprint to ball and play 1 v 1 on goal. o o x GK Fitness Focus: Pass and Sprint (15 min) x 25m Tactical Focus: 3 v 3 with target player (20 min) x o No x o x o G 30 x 40 m grid 3 x's vs 3 o's each team has a neutral, Nx and No who stay in other half One pt for goal, 2 pts after give/go w. Neutral 40m G Nx Scrimmage focus: 6 v. 6 - 1/2 field (30 min) 30m attackers play on goal. A A A D A D D AD D A D defenders counter through small goals players play regular positions 10 min. games GK Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 11 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 2 Practice Focus: Flank attack, scoring Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribbling, 1v.1 (30 min.) 1. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. Each player dribbles through each goal, accelerating out of goal and changing direction. 2. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 3. dribble through cones making the figure 8 X 4. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) G1 5. AvB in a 15m x 15m grid with 4 small goals. 2 other pairs wait outside grid, i.e. 3 pairs/grid. A defends adjacent goals G1 and B defends goals G2. A Play for 60 seconds and rotate pairs into grid. Each pair plays twice. G1 Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) while waiting G2 B 6. Same set-up as #5. 2 pairs in grid now playing 1 v.1 independent of each other. After 60 sec., rotate one pair with the third pair waiting. 3 games. G2 15m 7. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) while waiting. diagram for exercises 5 and 6 Technical Skill: 2 v 2 give and go with shot on goal (20 min.) A2 6 GK 1. A2 dribbles towards D2 who comes towards A2 2. A1 makes a diagonal run behind D2. D1 follows A1. 3. A2 passes to A1. 4. A1 rotates quickly and one touch passes diagonal towards sideline into 5. A2 run which is around D2 to the outside 6. A2 should now be clear on net. This drill will require patience by the coach and players because of the difficulty of the precision required in timing runs and passes. Keep trying - when it works in games it is powerful. 5 4 D1 A1 2 D2 1 3 D1 A1 A2 30m Fitness Focus: 6 v. 3 (15 min) x 6 x's play two touch and attack large goal. 3 o's defend large goal and try to score into small goals. x o o x x o x x Play 3 games of 3 minutes each rotating everyone through defense GK Set up two games if team has enough players. Tactical Focus: 7 v 7 into four corners (25min) O team in possession scores point by passing to player in one of the grids. X X O X O O X O X O After a point, the other team gets ball and must play across half line first before scoring. Switch sides!!!!!! cross from goal-line to just outside of 6 yd box. A's cross-over D A AD D A D GK X O A GK GK X Scrimmage focus: Flank Attack (30min) A cross in behind defenders D A A A must tap ball diagonal towards target before cross Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS http://www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 12 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 3 Practice Focus: Defending Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribbling, agility (30 min.) x x x x x x x x 4 3 1 Split team into four groups and position at stations 1,3,5,7. Have each group go through circuit in their half once, then stretch (runners). Switch groups to other half of field and do a circuit, stretch (quads). Have groups do circuit in same half in reverse direction and stretch (hamstring). Switch groups back to their original half of field and do circuit in opposite direction of their first circuit, heel stretch. The following are the warm-up exercises at each station: 1. easy jog 2. sideway run, cone to cone. 3. jog with three complete turns, switching direction of turn. 4. jog with header jumps every 5 m. 5. dribble ball. 6. dribble through cones. 7. pass to yourself through cones, receive ball while it is still moving. 8.dribble zig zag keeping the ball inside the cones. Vary distances between cones to suit skill of your team. 6 5 7 8 2 x x x x x x x x Technical Skill: 1 v 1 shot on goal (20 min.) DD AA 3 2 DA 20m AA DD A GK GK D 1 Let defender be passive if attackers have no success initially. 25m Fitness Focus: agility/sprint (15 min) Split team into groups of 3-5 players and set up an exercise area for each group. 3 7m 7m 2 1 xxxx Split team into two groups if possible and set up drill as shown. 1. GK rolls/throws ball to Attacker at opposite goal. 2. Attacker sprints to ball followed by defender. 3. Attacker tries to set up first touch away from defender allowing him/her to turn and play 1v1 against defender. After attempt at net or stop-play by coach, the play now starts from other end. 1. Two leg (up) hop. 2. Sidestep shuttle run. 3. Explosive forward sprint. 7m Tactical Focus: 4+2 v. 2+4 (25min) GK M M A D Dm D GK 50 m x o Goals scored into wide goals while a defender is trapped in far zone = 2pts. o o o x o x x GK D M Dm A D Field is divided into 3 zones. Goals scored into regular goals = 1p Scrimmage focus: 1 v 1 defending in 7 v 7 (30min) GK M 4 midfielders (M) and 2 attackers (A) play v. 4 defenders (D) and 2 defending midf.(Dm). o x o x x 6 v 6 play in 50 m zone.Purpose is to pass deep to player into endzone defended by one defender. Play is 1 v 1 in endzone on 2 small goals. After goal is scored or defender wins ball, defender plays it out into 50m zone to his/her team. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 13 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 4 Practice Focus: passing, anticipation, transition Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: anticipation, passing (30min) 1. goups of 5-7 players in a 20m x 20m grid. Players pass to each other and follow their pass. Players must call to receive the ball. 2. Runner's stretch (3x30 sec, each leg). 3. Same groups of players, players numbered starting with #1. Players must pass to each other in numerical sequence. 4. Hamstring stretch (3x30 sec each). 5. give and go in a 15m x 15m grid 1. A plays give and go with B to open cone. A 1 A 2. C passes pall to D. 3 B 3. This is how the situation looks after first two passes. B Now D plays give and go with B and A passes to C. 2 D C Play continues and must be fluid. Players rotate through middle after 3 minutes. C D 6. Quad stretch (3x30 sec each). 7. In pairs, players pass one touch to each other (give and go) across field and back. 8. Heel stretch. For details on stretches, please visit www.soccerpracticebooks.com Technical Skill: Transition Play (25 min.) 4 v. 4 on two full size goals. - two defenders (B) must be on goal line before other players (B) can tackle attackers (A). 30m 25m A A A Fitness Focus: receive-pass-turn B B - after change of possession to defending team (B) or goal, A's must get two players on goal line before other two can tackle the other team (B's). B B - meanwhile, attacking team must have all 4 players in other half before they can score. This drill requires a lot of positive communication, who's on goal line, when, etc. A (10 min) 15m 4 3 A 2 1 5 B C 1. A passes to B who 2. attacks ball and 3. one-touch passes it back to A and 4. immediately turns and sprints towards ball 5. passed by C. Repeat for 3 minutes and rotate through middle position. Tactical Focus: 6 v. 4 pressing and counterattack (25min) Scrimmage focus: 7 v. 7 with GK transition play (30min) D A AD A D A A X X X 3. Other attackers close in on ball while taking away passes to other defenders. O X O O O X X O O GK 2. Closest attacker A challenges D with ball and second attacker covers right behind in support. 1. divide half field into 3 equal zones. X GK GK D A 1. Defenders D win ball and try to counterattack on 2 small goals at half. O 2. team in possession must have all players at least in middle zone before they can score. (On diagram shown, last X in own third must move up). 3. In own defending zone, players have to play two-touch until ball is out of defensive zone. free play in middle and attacking zone. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 14 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 5 Practice Focus: 1v1, scoring, transition play Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribbling & Shooting (30 min) GK 1. Dribble ball with changes of direction. Stop ball alternating between sitting on it and putting a knee on it 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Set up as many cones as possible in half field. Players dribble towards cones and body fake left/pass cone right alternating with fake right/pass left. 4. Hamstring stretch. 5. In pairs, players are 10m apart starting 40m from goal. Players pass diagonally to each other and take a shot from top of penalty area (16m). 6. Quad stretch. 7. X2 passes to X1 who turns and shoots. X1 runs to back of line, X2 takes spot of X1. 8. Heel stretch x2 x1 1 x3 Note: set up two sides and/or several goals depending on 2 number of players. No more than 6 per group, ideal =4 x4 x5 Technical Skill: 1 v 1 (15 min) X play X2 O2 Set up two fields if number of players permit. O O X Note: Set up two or three fields to have no more than 8 players in a group. x o x o x o x o o x o Make even number of teams , even if it means playing 4v3,etc on one field. 2 min active break after each game. ooo Scrimmage focus: Transition Play (30 min) Set up 2 fields if necessary. X o GK Play 4v4, 5 min. games. Teams can score on either goal. 45m X O X x xxx GK Tactical Focus: Transition Play (30 min) X2 and O1 are defenders X1 and O2 are attackers X3 Play for 90 sec. and change O3 players with those waiting. 20m 1. x and o face goal and jog backwards away from ball. 2. When x changes direction and sprints to ball, o reacts and also sprints to ball. 3. Now x and o play 1v1 on net. 4. After 1v1, x goes to line of o's waiting and o behind x's. O O1 X4 O4 Fitness Focus: Reaction Sprint and 1v1 (15 min) GK O play X1 GK GK 1. X2/O2 and X1/O1 stay in own half. 2. X2 plays ball across half to X1 who plays 1v1 on goal defended by O1. 3. If O1 wins ball or GK takes possession after X1 misses, O1 or GK play ball to O2 in other half. 4. O2 attacks goal defended by X2 x 6v6 play possession game in one half. On command by coach, team in possession breaks across half to score. Other team tries to win ball and score on same goal. 2pts if breaking team scores, 1 pt if defending team scores. Substitute players on "fly". GK Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 15 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 6 Practice Focus: Ball Control, Flank Attack Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribble, Crossing (30min) GK GK 1. Dribble ball with outside of foot. Stop with ball of foot.Take away at right angle with outside of same foot. Keep repeating, alternating feet. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Dribble and execute scissors move at highest pace to maintain sharp change of direction. If necessary, dribble towards cones and make move. 4. Quad stretch. x x x 5. Groups of three pass the ball to each other down one side of the field. x x x One of the three calls for a final pass to the corner, while the other two make x x x o3 a run to the near and far posts. Player in the corner crosses ball in and players at posts try to score, headers preferred. Group of three now goes o2 o1 o3 o o o1 across and starts down other side of field. All groups shown should be o o o2 o1 moving at the same time. o2 o1 o o o3 6. Hamstring stretch. run without ball or dribble pass 7. Half the players have a ball and are spread out inside penalty area. Players without ball sprint to any player with ball and call for the ball. Ball is thrown to their foot or head and played back with one touch. Players alternate positions every 30 seconds. 8. Heel stretch. Technical Skill: 4v4 flank attack (30 min) GK B Rotate teams every 3 minutes. If there are extra players, make four teams, set up two fields and play without neutrals. X O B X X B X O 35m 4v4 with 4 neutral players on sidelines. Team in possession can use neutral players. Quick passes into corners for crosses and finishing. O B O GK 3 groups play 3v1 inside 10mx10m grid Groups 1 and 2 alternate sending a player to the corner with a pass. Player crosses to group 4 who plays 3v1 on goal. Rotate groups every 3 min. Tactical Focus: 6v6 flank attack (20 min) GK 10m X X O O O O X X O X O GK Substitute extra players as you go x 4 x x 1 x ox x o x Scrimmage focus:4v4&3v2 (25 min) 25m 25m GK X Teams must pass or dribble through cones before they can cross on goal x o x x 3 x ox x x o x o x o o x o x o x 25m x x o o x GK 2 GK Fitness Focus: 3v1 with crossing (15min) Full width of field is divided into 3x25m long sections. 4v4 in middle section: team in possession tries to send a player into one end section for a 3v2 on goal. Restart in middle Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 16 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 7 Practice Focus: Scoring Goals, Flank Attack Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Passing (25 min) 1. In pairs, players pass back and forth across the field using two touches on the ball. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. In pairs, players face each other 2m apart. They one-touch pass the ball to each other while increasing the distance between them to 25m. They then decrese the distance while passing back to 2m. 4. Quad stretch. 5. In pairs, facing each other, one-touch pass the ball to each other while shuttling (side stepping) to the half and back. 6. Hamstring stretch. 7. In pairs, one touch pass the ball to each other while moving around half the field twice. 8. Heel stretch. Note: While these passing drills seem simple, they increase in difficulty if the coach demands 100% accuracy and proper weight and insists on number of touches specified. x #5 x x o o o x x GK o #7 o figure for drill #5 and #7 32m Technical Skill: 4 v4 in small area (35 min) Play 4v4 on full size goals with GK in area twice the size of the penalty area. O X O X X O 6X5 minute games, switching roles of X's and O's Play on two fields if you have enough players. x x x x Fitness Focus: sprint and score (15 min) 1. Server (S) rolls or throws ball parallel to 5m line. 2. X and O, starting at the top of the penalty area, sprint to ball and try to score. X tries to get to ball on the near side and if X misses, O tries to convert from the far side. 3. Players try to score alternating ,based on coach's instruction and throw : a. run and kick, b. run and slide into ball, c. diving header, d. run and head. GK X's can score in either goal, but must cross centerline first after scoring a goal or losing possession. After crossing centerline, they can attack either goal again. GK 40m X O o o o o S GK O X O N X Goal can only be scored from a cross by the team that played to N. If defending team wins ball, they play to N so they can score. Set up 2 fields or rotate teams of 4. 3 minute games, change N's corner squares. In square,player can not be challenged. Teams must play across center-field before they can score again. o x x o x o GK GK O GK Tactical Focus: 4v4+N crossing (20 min) Scrimmage focus: 7v7 Flank attack (25 min) N X v O play on one goal inside penalty X v O, full field. Both teams can score area. o on either goal after x x Team in possession must play to X o either neutral player who must cross playing to a teamo o x mate in one of the O X the ball. x Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 17 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 8 Practice Focus: Crossing Balls, Scoring Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Agility, Ball Control, Fun (30 min) All drills are in the penalty area. 1. Half of the players have a ball, the other half is spread out in the area, standing with legs apart. Players with ball dribble and pass ball to themselves through the legs of each of the other players. After each player has completed the round, switch roles. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Same as (1), except players without ball lie on their backs , spread out in the area. Players with ball dribble and chip ball over players lying down. Switch after each player has completed round. 4. Hamstring stretch. 5. Same as (1), except players without ball make an arch with hands extended on ground in front of the body. Players with ball dribble and pass it to themselves through the arch. Switch roles. 6. Quad stretch. 7. Same as (1), exept players without ball kneel on hands and knees with head tucked in, to make a very compact "box". Players with ball chip ball over "box". Switch roles. 8. Heel stretch. Technical Skill: Two touch shooting (15 min) xxxx 2 x xxxx 1. Look at target before GK 1. Players on goal line play a firm pass out to players waiting at top of penalty area. 2. Players receive ball and set up shot with their first touch, which should be diagonally ahead. 3. On second touch, players take a shot aiming for the far post. Tips for shooting: 1 3 xxxx xxxx Players passing run to the end of line at top of box. Shooters run to end of passing line. Switch sides after each round. 1. X with ball dribbles past cone and 2. Crosses ball outside of 5m line. 3. Players at top of area delay run and once they judge the flight of the ball, sprint in for shot/header. Players sprint back to their starting position. Alternate sides. x x x x 1 Tactical Focus: Crossing (30 min) A1 (b) A1 (a) 15m D A2 (a) A D (a,b) A A2 (b) GK Scrimmage focus: 7v7 with crossing (30 min.) x o ox GK GK D A Drill (a): A1 /A2 (a) alternate crosses into box for 3 A's to score v. 2 D's. If D's win ball, they play it out to D (a,b). Drill (b): D (a,b) passes ball into run of A1 (b) or A2 (b). One of the defenders (D) comes out to challenge A1/2 who must get a cross in. 3 x x 2 x Set up at other goal if number of players is too large to keep drill fast x x o x o x x o o x x o x GK Fitness Focus: Dribble and cross (15 min) receiving ball. 2. Keep eye on ball 3. Laces down and ankle locked for shot. 7 v 7 play 3 touch max. per player in the marked field. The cones on either side mark a "free crossing" lane. A player receiving a ball in free lane cannot be challenged and gets a free cross on goal. Goals scored from crosses count as 2 points. Regular goal counts as 1 pt. Make sure teams mix up playing for crosses and through middle. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 18 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 9 Practice Focus: Defending Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Circuit (30 min) C x x x 2 3 x x 4 GK x x x x x 1 GK 1. players dribble ball in square and one at a time leave. 2. dribble through cones 3. lines are hurdles (could be equipment bags, cones) player passes to coach (C) and sprints over hurdles to receive return pass from coach 4. Player passes through small goal and sprints around outside of cone to receive his pass (moving ball) 5. Speed dribble to half way line 6. Dribble around cone to set up shot on goal. x After one circuit, players do runner's stretch, repeat circuit-hamstring stretch, repeat circuit-quad stretch, repeat circuit-heel stretch. 5 6 x Be sure that players don't leave station1 too early to avoid jam up in station 2. x 20m Technical Skill: 1v2 Defending (20 min) A1 plays 1v2 against D on small goal. A2 waits next to goal players A are defending. A1 can pass to A2 who now plays 1v2, while A1 drops back to goal. D A1 20m D A2 3m If a D wins ball, D now plays 1v2 against A1/A2 while second D drops back to his goal. Play 5 x 3 minutes with 1 minute rest between games. Set up as many playing areas as needed to keep everyone playing A sprints to ball which is signal for D to sprint to the same ball. A A A A First player to touch ball is attacker and plays 1v1 against other player on goal. D D D D Sret up enough goals to keep players moving. Tactical Focus: 4 v 3+GK (20 min) A D GK 3m D attack two small goals A D 20m A attack large goal 30m A 7m Scrimmage focus: 8v8 (30 min.) D A 5 X 3 min. games with 1min rests in between. 30m D D GK 20m 3m GK 10m Fitness Focus: Sprint and 1v1 (20 min) set up 2 fields 6m A D D A D A D D A A A D A Attackers (A) must dribble through small goal to score. They can not be challenged after they pass through A1 small goal. If defenders (D) win ball, they play it to A1 who waits in neutral zone and restarts attack. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 19 -
    • Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 10 Practice Focus: Scoring, Flank Attack #2 Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Circuit with Passing&Control (30 min) 4 Work in pairs: 1. one touch passing down sideline 2. one touch passing across field, one player running forward, other runs backwards. 3. two touch passing down sideline 4. X runnig forward throwing ball to player running backwards who heads it back. X X X GK GK X 3 circuit-runner's stretch-circuit-hamstring stretchcircuit-quad stretch-circuit-heel stretch. 1 X X X X X X X X X 2 Technical Skill: Crossing and 2v1 (15 min) x x dribbles outside penalty area and crosses ball in x A A A play 2v1 v. D on goal. If D touches ball, restart. Alternate D's. Fitness Focus: 4v4 in penalty box with crosses (20 min) 4 v 4 in penalty area, each team attacks opposite goal. Teams can use players on sideline for crosses. Players on sideline cannot be challenged once they have ball. 3 minute games. Extra players jog around field and get rotated in every three minutes. GK B C C A B A GK 2 BB A C C GK GK o x o o x o o x x Tactical Focus: 4v4 with 3 groups (25 min) A attacks goal 1 which 1 A D x Set up as many areas and goals as necessary to keep everyone moving. B defends. If A scores, game starts again. If B wins ball, they must cross half-line. Once B crosses over, C comes out to defend goal 2 which B attacks. A drops to goal line 1 and waits for C to come across and attack o x x GK Scrimmage focus: 5v4 (30 min) A passes ball to one of A's in a side-zone. Once A receives ball, D's can challenge. A's now play 5v4 on goal. A A A D A D D GK D A If Ds win ball they clear it out and A restarts. After goal, A restarts. Set up two fields or substitute players in. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive, break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS www.soccerpracticebooks.com Print and Go Practices ----- Page - 20 -
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Warm-Ups
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #1: Passing, Headers 1v.1 (30 min.) 1. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. In partners, freely move around passing the ball through all goals. 2. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 3. Groups of three players form triangles 5m apart. Player 1 throws to P2, who heads ball to P3. P3 to P1, etc. 4. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 5. 4 pairs play 1v1 in a 25m x 25m grid with 2 full size goals and goalkeeper. G 6. Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) first pair plays 1v1 on opposing goal. X's start with ball. after first round, o's start with ball. 8. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS A A a shot on goal must follow a give and go with one of the neutrals. 7. Same set-up as #5. 4 players on diagonally opposite sides of goal. B N 2 neutral players in the grid can be used by any pair. x x B B N A B G o o o o 25m diagram for exercises 5 and 7 Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 22 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #2: Dribbling, 1v.1 (30 min.) 1. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. Each player dribbles through each goal, accelerating out of goal and changing direction. 2. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) dribble through cones making the figure 8 3. X 4. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) 5. AvB in a 15m x 15m grid with 4 small goals. 2 other pairs wait outside grid, i.e. 3 pairs/grid. A defends adjacent goals G1 and B defends goals G2. A B Play for 60 seconds and rotate pairs into grid. Each pair plays twice. Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) while waiting G1 6. Same set-up as #5. 2 pairs in grid now playing 1 v.1 independent of each other. A G2 After 60 sec., rotate one pair with the third pair waiting. 3 games. G1 B 7. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. each side, 3 reps/side) while waiting. B A 15m G2 diagram for exercises 5 and 6 YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 23 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #3: Dribbling, agility (30 min.) x x x x x x x x 4 1 3 6 5 7 8 2 x x x x x x x x Split team into four groups and position at stations 1,3,5,7. Have each group go through circuit in their half once, then stretch (runners). Switch groups to other half of field and do a circuit, stretch (quads). Have groups do circuit in same half in reverse direction and stretch (hamstring). Switch groups back to their original half of field and do circuit in opposite direction of their first circuit, heel stretch. The following are the warm-up exercises at each station: 1. easy jog 2. sideway run, cone to cone. 3. jog with three complete turns, switching direction of turn. 4. jog with header jumps every 5 m. 5. dribble ball. 6. dribble through cones. 7. pass to yourself through cones, receive ball while it is still moving. 8.dribble zig zag keeping the ball inside the cones. Vary distances between cones to suit skill of your team. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 24 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #4: anticipation, passing (30min) 1. goups of 5-7 players in a 20m x 20m grid. Players pass to each other and follow their pass. Players must call to receive the ball. 2. Runner's stretch (3x30 sec, each leg). 3. Same groups of players, players numbered starting with #1. Players must pass to each other in numerical sequence. 4. Hamstring stretch (3x30 sec each). 1. A plays give and go with B to open cone. 5. give and go in a 15m x 15m grid 2. C passes pall to D. A 1 A 3. This is how the situation looks after first two passes. 3 B B Now D plays give and go with B and A passes to C. 2 Play continues and must be fluid. Players rotate through D C C D middle after 3 minutes. 6. Quad stretch (3x30 sec each). 7. In pairs, players pass one touch to each other (give and go) across field and back. 8. Heel stretch. For details on stretches, please visit www.soccerpracticebooks.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 25 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #5: Dribbling & Shooting (30 min) GK 1. Dribble ball with changes of direction. Stop ball alternating between sitting on it and putting a knee on it 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Set up as many cones as possible in half field. Players dribble towards cones and body fake left/pass cone right alternating with fake right/pass left. 4. Hamstring stretch. 5. In pairs, players are 10m apart starting 40m from goal. Players pass diagonally to each other and take a shot from top of penalty area (16m). 6. Quad stretch. 7. X2 passes to X1 who turns and shoots. X1 runs to back of line, X2 takes spot of X1. x2 x1 8. Heel stretch 1 Note: set up two sides and/or several goals depending on x3 2 number of players. No more than 6 per group, ideal =4 x4 x5 YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 26 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #6: Dribble, Crossing (30min) YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS GK GK 1. Dribble ball with outside of foot. Stop with ball of foot.Take away at right angle with outside of same foot. Keep repeating, alternating feet. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Dribble and execute scissors move at highest pace to maintain sharp change of direction. If necessary, dribble towards cones and make move. xxx 4. Quad stretch. x xx 5. Groups of three pass the ball to each other down one side of the field. x xx One of the three calls for a final pass to the corner, while the other two make o3 a run to the near and far posts. Player in the corner crosses ball in and o2 o1 players at posts try to score, headers preferred. Group of three now goes o o o1 o3 o o o2 across and starts down other side of field. All groups shown should be o1 o1 o2 o o o3 moving at the same time. run without ball or dribble 6. Hamstring stretch. pass 7. Half the players have a ball and are spread out inside penalty area. Players without ball sprint to any player with ball and call for the ball. Ball is thrown to their foot or head and played back with one touch. Players alternate positions every 30 seconds. 8. Heel stretch. Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 27 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #7: Passing (25 min) 1. In pairs, players pass back and forth across the field using two touches on the ball. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. In pairs, players face each other 2m apart. They one-touch pass the ball to each other while increasing the distance between them to 25m. They then decrese the distance while passing back to 2m. 4. Quad stretch. 5. In pairs, facing each other, one-touch pass the ball to each other while shuttling (side stepping) to the half and back. 6. Hamstring stretch. 7. In pairs, one touch pass the ball to each other while moving around half the field twice. 8. Heel stretch. Note: While these passing drills seem simple, they increase in difficulty if the coach demands 100% accuracy and proper weight and insists on number of touches specified. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS x #5 x x o o o x o #7 x o GK figure for drill #5 and #7 Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 28 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #8: Agility, Ball Control, Fun (30 min) All drills are in the penalty area. 1. Half of the players have a ball, the other half is spread out in the area, standing with legs apart. Players with ball dribble and pass ball to themselves through the legs of each of the other players. After each player has completed the round, switch roles. 2. Runner's stretch. 3. Same as (1), except players without ball lie on their backs , spread out in the area. Players with ball dribble and chip ball over players lying down. Switch after each player has completed round. 4. Hamstring stretch. 5. Same as (1), except players without ball make an arch with hands extended on ground in front of the body. Players with ball dribble and pass it to themselves through the arch. Switch roles. 6. Quad stretch. 7. Same as (1), exept players without ball kneel on hands and knees with head tucked in, to make a very compact "box". Players with ball chip ball over "box". Switch roles. 8. Heel stretch. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 29 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #9: Circuit (30 min) After one circuit, players do runner's stretch, repeat circuit-hamstring stretch, repeat circuit-quad stretch, repeat circuit-heel stretch. Be sure that players don't leave station1 too early to avoid jam up in station 2. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS C x xx x x 1 x x 2 3 x x 4 GK x GK 1. players dribble ball in square and one at a time leave. 2. dribble through cones 3. lines are hurdles (could be equipment bags, cones) player passes to coach (C) and sprints over hurdles to receive return pass from coach 4. Player passes through small goal and sprints around outside of cone to receive his pass (moving ball) 5. Speed dribble to half way line 6. Dribble around cone to set up shot on goal. x 5 6 x x Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 30 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #10: Circuit with Passing&Control (30 min) 4 Work in pairs: 1. one touch passing down sideline X 3 2. one touch passing across field, X one player running forward, other runs backwards. 3. two touch passing down sideline 4. X runnig forward throwing ball to player running backwards who heads it back. X GK GK X circuit-runner's stretch circuit-hamstring stretch circuit-quad stretch circuit-heel stretch. 1 X X X X X X X YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS X X 2 Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----- Page - 31 -
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Technical Skills
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #1: 3 v 2 with shot on goal (20 min.) D A GK A D A 30m S Server plays ball to one of the attackers outside the penalty area. Attackers play 3 v 2 and try to combine to shoot on goal. If defenders win ball, they must play it back to server who restarts play. You can set this up in two groups or extend size of groups to keep all players occupied. Or, if space is limited, have a second group work on skills and rotate the groups. Play each game for 5 minutes. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 33 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #2: 2 v 2 give and go with shot on goal (20 min.) 6 A2 5 GK 4 D1 A1 2 D2 D1 A1 3 1 30m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 1. A2 dribbles towards D2 who comes towards A2 2. A1 makes a diagonal run behind D2. D1 follows A1. 3. A2 passes to A1. 4. A1 rotates quickly and one touch passes diagonal towards sideline into A2 5. A2 run which is around D2 to the outside 6. A2 should now be clear on net. This drill will require patience by the coach and players because of the difficulty of the precision required in timing runs and passes. Keep trying - when it works in games it is powerful. Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 34 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #3: 1 v 1 shot on goal (20 min.) DD AA 3 DA 1 25m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 20 m 2 A GK GK AA DD D Split team into two groups if possible and set up drill as shown. 1. GK rolls/throws ball to Attacker at opposite goal. 2. Attacker sprints to ball followed by defender. 3. Attacker tries to set up first touch away from defender allowing a turn and to play 1v1. After attempt at net or stop-play by coach, the play now starts from other end. Let defender be passive if attackers have no success initially. Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 35 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #4: Transition Play (25 min.) 4 v. 4 on two full size goals. - two defenders (B) must be on goal line before other players (B) can tackle attackers (A). 30m 25m A A A B B B B A - after change of possession to defending team (B) or goal, A's must get two players on goal line before other two can tackle the other team (B's). - meanwhile, attacking team must have all 4 players in other half before they can score. This drill requires a lot of positive communication, who's on goal line, when, etc. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 36 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #5: 1 v 1 (15 min) X1 O1 X4 O4 GK GK X2 O2 1. X2/O2 and X1/O1 stay in own half. 2. X2 plays ball across half to X1 who plays 1v1 on goal defended by O1. 3. If O1 wins ball or GK takes possession after X1 misses, O1 or GK play ball to O2 in other half. 4. O2 attacks goal defended by X2 X3 O3 X play O play X2 and O1 are defenders X1 and O2 are attackers Play for 90 sec. and change players with those waiting. Set up two fields if number of players permit. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 37 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #6: 4v4 flank attack (30 min) 4v4 with 4 neutral players on sidelines. Team in possession can use neutral players. GK B O X B X O Quick passes into corners for crosses and finishing. 35m B X X O O B Rotate teams every 3 minutes. If there are extra players, make four teams, set up two fields and play without neutrals. GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 38 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #7: 4 v4 in small area (35 min) 32m X's can score in either goal, but must cross centerline first after scoring a goal or losing possession. After crossing centerline, they can attack either goal again. O X O GK X GK 40m X O X O YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Play 4v4 on full size goals with GK in area twice the size of the penalty area. 6X5 minute games, switching roles of X's and O's Play on two fields if you have enough players. Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 39 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #8: Two touch shooting (15 min) xxxx x xxxx 3 GK xxxx 2 1 xxxx 1. Players on goal line play a firm pass out to players waiting at top of penalty area. 2. Players receive ball and set up shot with their first touch, which should be diagonally ahead. 3. On second touch, players take a shot aiming for the far post. Players passing run to the end of line at top of box. Shooters run to end of passing line. Switch sides after each round. Tips for shooting: 1. Look at target before receiving ball. 2. Keep eye on ball 3. Laces down and ankle locked for shot. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 40 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #9: 1v2 Defending (20 min) A1 plays 1v2 against D on small goal. A2 waits next to goal players A are defending. A1 can pass to A2 who now plays 1v2, while A1 drops back to goal. 20m A1 D 20m D 3m A2 If a D wins ball, D now plays 1v2 against A1/A2 while second D drops back to his goal. Play 5 x 3 minutes with 1 minute rest between games. Set up as many playing areas as needed to keep everyone playing YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 41 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #10: Crossing and 2v1 (15 min) x x A play 2v1 v. D on goal. If D touches ball, restart. A A x dribbles outside penalty area and crosses ball in Alternate D's. x D Set up as many areas and goals as necessary to keep everyone moving. GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----- Page - 42 -
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Fitness Drills
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #1: Pass and Sprint (15 min) o o x GK o o x's pass ball between each other until one of them passes it forward. That is command for o's to sprint to ball and play 1 v 1 on goal. x 25m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 44 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #2: 6 v. 3 (15 min) 6 x's play two touch and attack large goal. x x o o x x o x x GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 3 o's defend large goal and try to score into small goals. Play 3 games of 3 minutes each, rotating everyone through defense Set up two games if team has enough players. Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 45 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #3: agility/sprint (15 min) 3 1 7m xxxx 2 7m 7m Split team into groups of 3-5 players and set up an exercise area for each group. 1. Two leg (up) hop. 2. Sidestep shuttle run. 3. Explosive forward sprint. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 46 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #4: receive-pass-turn 15m 4 3 A 1 2 5 B C 1. A passes to B who 2. attacks ball and 3. one-touch passes it back to A and 4. immediately turns and sprints towards ball 5. passed by C. Repeat for 3 minutes and rotate through middle position. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 47 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #5: Reaction Sprint and 1v1 x o ooo 20m xxx GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 1. x and o face goal and jog backwards away from ball. 2. When x changes direction and sprints to ball, o reacts and also sprints to ball. 3. Now x and o play 1v1 on net. 4. After 1v1, x goes to line of o's waiting and o behind x's. Note: Set up two or three fields to have no more than 8 players in a group. Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 48 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #6: 3v1 with crossing x o x x 3 x ox x 1 x ox x x 4 x x o GK 2 x 3 groups play 3v1 inside 10mx10m grid Groups 1 and 2 alternate sending a player to the corner with a pass. Player crosses to group 4 who plays 3v1 on goal. Rotate groups every 3 min. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 49 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #7: sprint and score x x x x o o o o S GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 1. Server (S) rolls or throws ball parallel to 5m line. 2. X and O, starting at the top of the penalty area, sprint to ball and try to score. X tries to get to ball on the near side and if X misses, O tries to convert from the far side. 3. Players try to score alternating ,based on coach's instruction and throw : a. run and kick, b. run and slide into ball, c. diving header, d. run and head. Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 50 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #8: Dribble and cross x x x x 1 x 3 x x x x 2 GK 1. X with ball dribbles past cone and 2. Crosses ball outside of 5m line. 3. Players at top of area delay run and once they judge the flight of the ball, sprint in for shot/header. Players sprint back to their starting position. Alternate sides. Set up at other goal if number of players is too large to keep drill fast YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 51 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #9: Sprint and 1v1 10m GK AAA A A sprints to ball which is signal for D to sprint to the same ball. First player to touch ball is attacker and plays 1v1 against other player on goal. Sret up enough goals to keep players moving. DDDD 7m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 52 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #10: 4v4 in penalty box with crosses GK o o x x x o o o x o x GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS x 4 v 4 in penalty area, each team attacks opposite goal. Teams can use players on sideline for crosses. Players on sideline cannot be challenged once they have ball. 3 minute games. Extra players jog around field and get rotated in every three minutes. Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----- Page - 53 -
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Tactical Drills
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #1: 3 v 3 with target player (20 min) x o o Nx G 40m G No x o x 30 x 40 m grid 3 x's vs 3 o's each team has a target player, Nx and No, who stays in other half. One pt for goal, 2 pts after give/go w. target player 30m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 55 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #2: 7 v 7 into four corners (25min) O team in possession scores point by passing to player in one of the grids. X X O GK X X O X O O X O X O YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS After a point, the other team gets ball and must play across half line first before scoring. Switch sides!!!!!! Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 56 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #3: 4+2 v. 2+4 (25min) 4 midfielders (M) and 2 attackers (A) play v. 4 defenders (D) and 2 defending midf.(Dm). GK M D M Dm A D M M A D Dm D GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Field is divided into 3 zones. Goals scored into regular goals = 1p Goals scored into wide goals while a defender is trapped in far zone = 2pts. Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 57 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #4: 6 v. 4 pressing and counterattack (25min) D AD A A D A A GK D A YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS 1. Defenders D win ball and try to counterattack on 2 small goals at half. 2. Closest attacker A challenges D with ball and second attacker covers right behind in support. 3. Other attackers close in on ball while taking away passes to other defenders. Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 58 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #5: Transition Play (30 min) Play 4v4, 5 min. games. Teams can score on either goal. X O O X Set up 2 fields if necessary. X O 45m O X YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Make even number of teams , even if it means playing 4v3,etc on one field. 2 min active break after each game. Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 59 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #6: 6v6 flank attack (20 min) GK 10m X X X O O O O X X O X O Teams must pass or dribble through cones before they can cross on goal Substitute extra players as you go GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 60 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #7: 4v4+N crossing (20 min) N X v O play on one goal inside penalty area. X O Team in possession must play to either neutral player who must cross the ball. X GK Goal can only be scored from a cross by the team that played to N. O O X X O N YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS If defending team wins ball, they play to N so they can score. Set up 2 fields or rotate teams of 4. 3 minute games, change N's Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 61 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #8: Crossing (30 min) A1 (b) A1 (a) 15m D GK D A2 (a) A A D (a,b) A A2 (b) YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Drill (a): A1 /A2 (a) alternate crosses into box for 3 A's to score v. 2 D's. If D's win ball, they play it out to D (a,b). Drill (b): D (a,b) passes ball into run of A1 (b) or A2 (b). One of the defenders (D) comes out to challenge A1/2 who must get a cross in. Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 62 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #9: 4 v 3+GK (20 min) 20m 3m 30m A A D A attack large goal A D D attack two small goals D A GK 5 X 3 min. games with 1min rests in between. set up 2 fields 6m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 63 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #10: 4v4 with 3 groups (25 min) 1 A attacks goal 1 which B defends. GK A B A B A BB A If A scores, game starts again. If B wins ball, they must cross half-line. Once B crosses over, C comes out to defend goal 2 which B attacks. C C GK 2 C C YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS A drops to goal line 1 and waits for C to come across and attack Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----- Page - 64 -
    • Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #1: 6 v. 6 - 1/2 field (30 min) A attackers play on goal. A D A A A D D D D A defenders counter through small goals players play regular positions 10 min. games D GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 66 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #2: Flank Attack (30min) A cross from goal-line to just outside of 6 yd box. A's cross-over AD D A D GK GK D A A cross in behind defenders D A YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS A A must tap ball diagonal towards target before cross Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 67 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #3: 1 v 1 defending in 7 v 7 (30min) 50 m x o o o o x x GK GK o x o x o x YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS x 6 v 6 play in 50 m zone.Purpose is to pass deep to player into endzone defended by one defender. Play is 1 v 1 in endzone on 2 small goals. After goal is scored or defender wins ball, defender plays it out into 50m zone to his/her team. Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 68 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #4: 7 v. 7 with GK transition play (30min) X X X X 1. divide half field into 3 equal zones. O X O O X O O GK GK O X O 2. team in possession must have all players at least in middle zone before they can score. (On diagram shown, last X in own third must move up). 3. In own defending zone, players have to play two-touch until ball is out of defensive zone. free play in middle and attacking zone. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 69 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #5: Transition Play (30 min) x YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS GK x o x o x o x o o x o On command by coach, team in possession breaks across half to score. Other team tries to win ball and score on same goal. 2pts if breaking team scores, 1 pt if defending team scores. Substitute players on "fly". Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 70 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #6:4v4&3v2 (25 min) GK x o x o 25m 25m x o o x o x o x x x o o x GK 25m Full width of field is divided into 3x25m long sections. 4v4 in middle section: team in possession tries to send a player into one end section for a 3v2 on goal. Restart in middle YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 71 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #7: 7v7 Flank attack (25 min) X v O, full field. o x o x Both teams can score on either goal after playing to a teammate in one of the corner squares. o x YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS GK GK o x x o o x o In square,player can not be challenged. Teams must play across center-field before they can score again. Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 72 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #8: 7v7 with crossing (30 min.) x 7 v 7 play 3 touch max. per player in the marked field. o ox o o x x o o The cones on either side mark a "free crossing" lane. x o GK GK x x x A player receiving a ball in free lane cannot be challenged and gets a free cross on goal. Goals scored from crosses count as 2 points. Regular goal counts as 1 pt. Make sure teams mix up playing for crosses and through middle. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 73 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #9: 8v8 (30 min.) 3m Attackers (A) must dribble through small goal to score. 30m D A D D GK A D A D D A A A D A YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS A1 They can not be challenged after they pass through small goal. If defenders (D) win ball, they play it to A1 who waits in neutral zone and restarts attack. Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 74 -
    • Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #10: 5v4 (30 min) A passes ball to one of A's in a side-zone. Once A receives ball, D's can challenge. A's now play 5v4 on goal. A A A D A D D If Ds win ball they clear it out and A restarts. D GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR ADV. SKILLS & TACTICS A After goal, A restarts. Set up two fields or substitute players in. Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----- Page - 75 -