Training Sessions

Training sessions for Grassroots Football 6 - 9yo

4 Training sessions for Grassroots football

Training sessions for Skills Aquisition Phase 9 - 12yo

1 v 1 - Session 1

Running with the Ball - Session 1

1st Touch - Session 1

Striking the ball - Session 1

Example session for Grassroots

Fun games with ball

Discovery Phase - Session 1 - Start Part (6-9 Year Olds),
(For field players only)
Duration: 10 min

Each player starts with a ball, dribbles around the marker (as shown in diagrams 1 and 2) and returns to the start

Running With The Ball
Ball Mastery

Instruction points:
• Upon returning to the starting point, the next player starts the same pattern with their own ball guidelines for relays
• Avoid long queues
• Keep players as active as possible (don’t keep them waiting in line for too long)
• Give the group a quick break for a drink when necessary
• All relays in this section can be performed with and without the ball (the preference is to always use the ball, but it is fine to take the ball out of the relays early in the session)
• The more skill your players acquire, the more the ball should be used and the greater the challenges can be
• If there are more than six players, make another lane of cones and keep it to two players in a line (this avoids long queues)

Give players more difficult / easier instructions based on what the coach observes.
MAIN PART  Duration: players - 15 min, goalkeepers - 0 min

Fun games with ball
Competing games
Discovery Phase - Session 1 - Main Part (6-9 Year Olds),
(For field players only)
Duration: 15 min

Mark out a triangle with sides 10m–12m long.
Three teams of two players are positioned at each corner with a cluster of balls in the middle of the triangle.

Running With the Ball -
Awareness of what is going on around them.

Instruction points:
- The object of the game is to gather as many balls as possible for the corner or ‘nest’ within a set time period.
- One player from each team runs to the middle of the triangle to get a ball and dribbles it to their corner, or nest, and leaves it there.
- Their team-mate then does the same. When all the balls in the middle of the triangle are gone, players can take them from someone else’s nest.
- Players are NOT allowed to stop others from taking balls from their nest – no blocking, defending, tackling, etc. No hands! Feet only.

Small sided games
Discovery Phase - Session 1 - End Part (6-9 Year Olds),
(For field players only)
Duration: 20 min

3 v 3 (or 4 v 4, 5 v 5)

- training Game Length: 20m–25m Width:

- 14m–18m Goal: 2m–3m

- “Just let them play”

- You can play with or without goalkeepers • Short games - 3 to 5 mins in length (with regular drink breaks)