YOUTH COMPETITIVE

SENIOR AMATEUR

Print & Go Practice Plans and Drills
advanced skills and tactics an essential guide for all competitive soccer coaches

written by best selling soccer author Tom Sauder

Copyright 2008 by Sauder Consulting Inc.

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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 Practice Builder 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 Practice Builder 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

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Practice Builder 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 Practice Builder 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 Practice Builder 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

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. parents and ofcials without whose passion for soccer the greatest game in the world could not exist. players and coaches that have participated in developing the practice sessions and used them on the eld them to make sure they work. We thank all the teams. players.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book is dedicated to all coaches.

Maybe you even roughed out a plan the night before on a piece of paper. No matter what. These practices and drills have been run with competitive 13 year old boys and 15 year old girls teams. you probably have books and videos full of drills and practice ideas. . ages 13 and up. No doubt you have heard that a coach must have a practice plan when going to run a practice. So we have developed a set of 10 complete practice sessions and and a tool to develop hundreds of additional sessions. If you are like most coaches. regional teams. We hope you will enjoy your season. All you need to do is to decide on a focus for the season and a theme for each practice. representative teams. as well as for senior level amateur teams at all levels of competitiveness. state/provincial teams.com. and College teams.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. 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. organizing and visualizing drills and things to say.).soccerpracticebooks. etc. Maybe you even brought some books or photocopies of drills with you. We recommend this set for competitive youth teams (travel teams. This is the second book in our series of Print & Go practice sessions and PracticeBuilder tools. 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). If you are like most coaches. The printed material is supplemented by pictures of stretches and moves and by the tips published on our website www. you either spent signicant time researching and writing or signicant time scrambling.

After the practice. Observe and intervene only when needed. then they are fun and challenging. Keep your comments positive.Our Philosophy Practices need to be fun for players and coaches. have a quick meeting again for going over the practice briey. You will notice that our warm-ups already incorporate the theme of the practice. tactics. Then start with a warm up. congratulate them on their effort and improvement and make any announcements regarding upcoming events. The reason is that we want players to be properly warmed up for skill work. Any delay in starting will cut into the all important and popular scrimmage time. End with a scrimmage and feel free to adapt them or change them to suit your team’s needs. be patient. Drills must be interesting and vary across skills. A break is suggested after the tness drill. Practices and drills must have a purpose. tness and thinking exercises in a purely soccer way. but then challenge their stamina and mind by requiring technical skills after tness work. strategies. invite comments from the players. It is better to demonstrate a drill or a concept than to give a speech. . We suggest you schedule 2 hours for the practice and ask your players to be ready to warm up at the scheduled time. Players need to be busy with a ball at all times to maximize the number of touches they get with the ball. not many exercises without a ball and if so. No repetitive running. 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. mental and physical tness and team building. Never yell at a player or use derogatory language. Speak loudly and clearly. to the point and brief. Practices must ow and time must not be wasted by the coach setting up or thinking about drills. We have cushioned the tness section between technical and tactical drills. lots of ball work. During the drills.

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. Chose the emphasis for your next 10 practices (which could be a season or pre-season) and study the sequence suggested. On the matrix page is a box suggesting various ways to sequence these sessions. Firstly. 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. set them up in your living room and walk through them. . You want to work three shooting related sessionsthey are ready to go. PracticeBuilder – Usage Recommendations The PracticeBuilder was designed for two purposes. Write comments on the drill sheets. So any suggestions are welcome. you are free to develop your own sequence. If necessary.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.com. Refer to the individual practice sheets or the individual PracticeBuilder drill sheets for a better understanding.go for it. 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. Please study the matrix to become familiar with the content of each session and drill. If your team needs 4 tness sessions and no technical/tactical work. In between. We suggest you visualize the drills to make sure you understand how they will ow. Secondly. The pages t nicely on a clipboard. Please E-mail them to coach@soccerpracticebooks. Of course. you can design whichever way. 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). Feedback We always look for ways to improve.

shoot 1v2 defending Sprint and 1v1 Crossing from spot 7v7 +GK with and after pass. head 4v4 with N crossing 2 teams on large goal in penalty area 3v1 with crossing 6v6 + GK ank attack 7 Scoring Goals Flank attack Passing 8 Crossing Balls Scoring Agility Ball Control Fun Circuit Dribble. crossing with/without challenge 4v3 +GK 1 large.Practice # Passing Headers 3v2 with shot on goal pass and sprint 3v3 with target player 6+GK v 6 half eld regular goal+2wide goals cross dribble and cross 7v7+GK setting up 1v1 on goal Practice Focus Warm-Up Focus Technical Drill Fitness Focus Tactical Drill Scrimmage Focus 1 Fast Break Attack 2 Flank Attack Scoring Dribbling Agility 1v1 with shot on goal Agility Sprint zone defending 4+2 v 2+4 Dribbling 1v1 2v2 give and go with shot on goal 6v3 in penalty area 7v7 into 4 corners regular+2 small goals 3 Defending 4 Passing Anticipation Transition Dribbling Shooting 2v2 with GK plays as 2x 1v1 Reaction sprint and 1v1 3 v 3 penetration passing and shooting 6v6 +GK play in one half and score in other half 4v4 + 2x 3v2 with GK Full size goals 7v7 full eld score on either goal after cross Anticipation Passing Transition Play 4v4 on 2 goals Receive-Pass-Turn 6v4 Pressing Counterattack 7v7 with GK Transition Play 5 Scoring Transition 6 Flank attack Ball Control Dribble Crossing 4v4 + 4 neutrals with GK on 2 goals ank attack 4v4 with GK score on either goal in small area Two touch Shooting Dribble and cross sprint back Sprint and score kick. 2 small goals 8v8 defend small goals 9 Defending 10 Scoring Goals Flank attack #2 Circuit Passing & Control Crossing and 2v1 4v4 in penalty box with crosses 4v4 with GK 3 groups 5 v 4+GK . pass.

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 SESSIONS & DRILLS GK You can set this up in two groups or extend size of groups to keep all players occupied.1 (30 min. Attackers play 3 v 2 and try to combine to shoot on goal. Play each game for 5 minutes. o o x A D A A D D AD GK D A D defenders counter through small goals players play regular positions 10 min. freely move around passing the ball through all goals. if space is limited. each side. www. first pair plays 1v1 on opposing goal. 3 reps/side) x x x x G N A B N B A B 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. S Fitness Focus: Pass and Sprint (15 min) x's pass ball between each other until one of them passes it forward. Or. P3 to P1.) 1.soccerpracticebooks. 6 . Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. 4 pairs play 1v1 in a 25m x 25m grid with 2 full size goals and goalkeeper. 3 reps/side) 5. If drills keep players inactive. 2 pts after give/go w. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. Nx and No who stay in other half One pt for goal. Neutral A GK Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. etc.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 1 Practice Focus: Fast break attack #1 Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Passing.1/2 field (30 min) attackers play on goal. 2 neutral players in the grid can be used by any pair. have a second group work on skills and rotate the groups. 3 reps/side) 7. a shot on goal must follow a give and go with one of the neutrals. Same set-up as #5. 4 players on diagonally opposite sides of goal. each side. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. o o x 25m Tactical Focus: 3 v 3 with target player (20 min) Scrimmage focus: 6 v. Player 1 throws to P2. o's start with ball. 8. 4. Headers 1v. In partners. each side. 3 reps/side) 3.11 - . 2. Groups of three players form triangles 5m apart. X's start with ball. who heads ball to P3.Page .com 40m Print and Go Practices ----. If defenders win ball. x o G No x o x 30m o Nx G 30 x 40 m grid 3 x's vs 3 o's each team has a neutral. after first round. That is command for o's to sprint to ball and play 1 v 1 on goal.) D A A D 30m A Server plays ball to one of the attackers outside the penalty area. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. 6. games Players should be busy at all times. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. they must play it back to server who restarts play. each side.

Same set-up as #5.e. Switch sides!!!!!! cross from goal-line to just outside of 6 yd box.. 3 reps/side) while waiting. the other team gets ball and must play across half line first before scoring. If drills keep players inactive.1 independent of each other. Each pair plays twice. Play for 60 seconds and rotate pairs into grid.12 - .when it works in games it is powerful. each side. http://www. 2 other pairs wait outside grid.com Print and Go Practices ----.soccerpracticebooks. each side. AvB in a 15m x 15m grid with 4 small goals. 2. A2 should now be clear on net. each side. This drill will require patience by the coach and players because of the difficulty of the precision required in timing runs and passes. Each player dribbles through each goal. 3 games. scoring Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribbling. 3 o's defend large goal and try to score into small goals.) 6 A2 4 2 5 D2 3 D1 A1 1 A2 D1 A1 30m 1. each side. After a point. rotate one pair with the third pair waiting. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. 4. Play 3 games of 3 minutes each rotating everyone through defense Set up two games if team has enough players. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. 3 pairs/grid. A2 passes to A1. Keep trying . Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec. After 60 sec. Fitness Focus: 6 v. 2 pairs in grid now playing 1 v. i.Page .) 1. x o x x o x x o x Tactical Focus: 7 v 7 into four corners (25min) O X O X O X GK Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. 3 reps/side) while waiting 6. A2 dribbles towards D2 who comes towards A2 2. 3 reps/side) 5. 1v. 7. A defends adjacent goals G1 and B defends goals G2. 3. 15m G2 G1 B A G2 diagram for exercises 5 and 6 Technical Skill: 2 v 2 give and go with shot on goal (20 min. A2 run which is around D2 to the outside 6. A1 makes a diagonal run behind D2.1 (30 min.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 2 Practice Focus: Flank attack. X dribble through cones making the figure 8 G1 4. A1 rotates quickly and one touch passes diagonal towards sideline into 5. 3 (15 min) 6 x's play two touch and attack large goal. 3 reps/side) 3. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS GK GK Scrimmage focus: Flank Attack (30min) A D A GK X X O O X O X O team in possession scores point by passing to player in one of the grids. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. A's cross-over AD GK D A D A A D A must tap ball diagonal towards target before cross cross in behind defenders A Players should be busy at all times. accelerating out of goal and changing direction. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. D1 follows A1.

Players should be busy at all times. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Two leg (up) hop.com Print and Go Practices ----. 3. heel stretch. 3. Scrimmage focus: 1 v 1 defending in 7 v 7 (30min) 50 m x o o GK o x x M D M Dm A D GK M A D Dm M o x GK D o o x o x x 6 v 6 play in 50 m zone. Let defender be passive if attackers have no success initially. 7. www. GK Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. pass to yourself through cones. Explosive forward sprint. switching direction of turn. Have groups do circuit in same half in reverse direction and stretch (hamstring).soccerpracticebooks. Goals scored into regular goals = 1p Goals scored into wide goals while a defender is trapped in far zone = 2pts. After goal is scored or defender wins ball. After attempt at net or stop-play by coach. 3. sideway run. agility (30 min. jog with three complete turns. Sidestep shuttle run. defender plays it out into 50m zone to his/her team. 1. Attacker sprints to ball followed by defender. jog with header jumps every 5 m.7.(Dm). then stretch (runners). Warm-Up: Dribbling.3. dribble through cones. If drills keep players inactive. cone to cone. easy jog 2. the play now starts from other end.) x x x x x x x x 4 6 1 3 7 8 x x x x 5 2 x x x x Technical Skill: 1 v 1 shot on goal (20 min. dribble ball. 2. Switch groups to other half of field and do a circuit.5.) 3 D A DA 1 DD AA 20m AA DD 2 Split team into two groups if possible and set up drill as shown. Have each group go through circuit in their half once. Tactical Focus: 4+2 v. 4 defenders (D) and 2 defending midf. 5. receive ball while it is still moving. 2+4 (25min) GK 4 midfielders (M) and 2 attackers (A) play v. stretch (quads). Switch groups back to their original half of field and do circuit in opposite direction of their first circuit.Page . 2. GK rolls/throws ball to Attacker at opposite goal. Play is 1 v 1 in endzone on 2 small goals. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS GK xxxx 25m Fitness Focus: agility/sprint (15 min) 3 1 7m 2 7m 7m 1.dribble zig zag keeping the ball inside the cones. 6. The following are the warm-up exercises at each station: 1. Field is divided into 3 zones.13 - . Split team into groups of 3-5 players and set up an exercise area for each group. Attacker tries to set up first touch away from defender allowing him/her to turn and play 1v1 against defender. 4.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 3 Practice Focus: Defending Time: 2 hrs Split team into four groups and position at stations 1.Purpose is to pass deep to player into endzone defended by one defender. 8. Vary distances between cones to suit skill of your team.

give and go in a 15m x 15m grid 1. Players must call to receive the ball. immediately turns and sprints towards ball 5. players pass one touch to each other (give and go) across field and back. anticipation. passed by C. X GK X X X O X O 1. Hamstring stretch (3x30 sec each).Page . players have to play two-touch until ball is out of defensive zone. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. 2. For details on stretches. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. Players must pass to each other in numerical sequence. 2 D C Play continues and must be fluid. passing (30min) 1.com O GK O X X O O O D A Players should be busy at all times. A passes to B who 2. 3.two defenders (B) must be on goal line before other players (B) can tackle attackers (A). players numbered starting with #1. B Now D plays give and go with B and A passes to C. Other attackers close in on ball while taking away passes to other defenders. A A B B A B B Fitness Focus: receive-pass-turn 15m (10 min) 5 C 3 A 1 2 4 B Tactical Focus: 6 v. attacks ball and 3. Repeat for 3 minutes and rotate through middle position. each leg). In pairs. transition Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: anticipation. 1. A plays give and go with B to open cone. 3. who's on goal line. C D 6. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----. one-touch passes it back to A and 4. Quad stretch (3x30 sec each). 3 B 3. C passes pall to D. Same groups of players. A 1 A 2.com Technical Skill: Transition Play (25 min. .14 - . 7 with GK transition play (30min) D A AD A D GK A A 1. In own defending zone. Players rotate through middle after 3 minutes. team in possession must have all players at least in middle zone before they can score. Defenders D win ball and try to counterattack on 2 small goals at half. .soccerpracticebooks. Runner's stretch (3x30 sec. If drills keep players inactive. 4 on two full size goals. This is how the situation looks after first two passes. This drill requires a lot of positive communication. etc. 3. A's must get two players on goal line before other two can tackle the other team (B's). divide half field into 3 equal zones. 5. 7. 2. attacking team must have all 4 players in other half before they can score. Players pass to each other and follow their pass.meanwhile.soccerpracticebooks. 8. (On diagram shown.after change of possession to defending team (B) or goal. www. last X in own third must move up). Closest attacker A challenges D with ball and second attacker covers right behind in support. goups of 5-7 players in a 20m x 20m grid. 2.) 30m A 25m 4 v. Heel stretch. 4 pressing and counterattack (25min) Scrimmage focus: 7 v. . 4. when.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 4 Practice Focus: passing. free play in middle and attacking zone. please visit www.

Stop ball alternating between sitting on it and putting a knee on it 2. Other team tries to win ball and score on same goal.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 5 Practice Focus: 1v1. Scrimmage focus: Transition Play (30 min) x o x o x o x o o x o On command by coach. X2 plays ball across half to X1 who plays 1v1 on goal defended by O1. In pairs. Set up two fields if number of players permit. X2 passes to X1 who turns and shoots.Page . Set up as many cones as possible in half field. 45m X O O GK X Make even number of teams . 2. Players pass diagonally to each other and take a shot from top of penalty area (16m). X1 runs to back of line. 5. 5 min. xxx 20m x o ooo Note: Set up two or three fields to have no more than 8 players in a group. www. scoring. GK Tactical Focus: Transition Play (30 min) GK O O X Play 4v4. Now x and o play 1v1 on net. transition play Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribbling & Shooting (30 min) 1. 4. O2 attacks goal defended by X2 X play GK X4 O4 GK X2 O2 X1 O play X2 and O1 are defenders X1 and O2 are attackers O1 GK X3 Play for 90 sec. 3. 3. X2/O2 and X1/O1 stay in own half. 2 min active break after each game.15 - GK X Set up 2 fields if necessary. X2 takes spot of X1. Teams can score on either goal. Players dribble towards cones and body fake left/pass cone right alternating with fake right/pass left. and change O3 players with those waiting. 4.soccerpracticebooks.etc on one field. Hamstring stretch. O1 or GK play ball to O2 in other half. If drills keep players inactive. players are 10m apart starting 40m from goal. team in possession breaks across half to score. games. x goes to line of o's waiting and o behind x's. If O1 wins ball or GK takes possession after X1 misses. o reacts and also sprints to ball. even if it means playing 4v3. x 6v6 play possession game in one half. 8. ideal =4 x4 x5 Technical Skill: 1 v 1 (15 min) 1. Fitness Focus: Reaction Sprint and 1v1 (15 min) 1. 6. 2pts if breaking team scores. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. 2. Quad stretch. x and o face goal and jog backwards away from ball. . When x changes direction and sprints to ball. Substitute players on "fly". 1 pt if defending team scores. 7. 4. No more than 6 per group. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Runner's stretch.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----. Dribble ball with changes of direction. After 1v1. Heel stretch x2 x1 1 x3 Note: set up two sides and/or several goals depending on 2 number of players. 3. Players should be busy at all times.

Stop with ball of foot. Crossing (30min) 1. 2. Players alternate positions every 30 seconds. If there are extra players. Hamstring stretch. alternating feet. Player in the corner crosses ball in and players at posts try to score. Flank Attack Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Dribble. o2 o1 o o o3 6. 3. 4.Page . Half the players have a ball and are spread out inside penalty area.com Players should be busy at all times.soccerpracticebooks. Ball is thrown to their foot or head and played back with one touch. make four teams. Dribble ball with outside of foot. B X X GK X X O O GK B 35m B O O B Fitness Focus: 3v1 with crossing (15min) 3 groups play 3v1 inside 10mx10m grid Groups 1 and 2 alternate sending a player to the corner with a pass. If necessary.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 6 Practice Focus: Ball Control. Heel stretch. 8. Rotate teams every 3 minutes. 2 x o x x 3 x ox x 1 x ox x x 4 x x o GK GK Tactical Focus: 6v6 flank attack (20 min) 10m X X X O O O X O GK GK O X X O Teams must pass or dribble through cones before they can cross on goal Substitute extra players as you go Scrimmage focus:4v4&3v2 (25 min) 25m 25m x o x o x o o x GK x 25m x o o x GK o x o x x Full width of field is divided into 3x25m long sections. All groups shown should be o o o2 o1 moving at the same time.Take away at right angle with outside of same foot. Players without ball sprint to any player with ball and call for the ball. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----. while the other two make x x x o3 a run to the near and far posts. dribble towards cones and make move. x x x One of the three calls for a final pass to the corner. set up two fields and play without neutrals. Quick passes into corners for crosses and finishing. Team in possession can use neutral players. x x x 5. Dribble and execute scissors move at highest pace to maintain sharp change of direction. run without ball or dribble pass 7. headers preferred. Group of three now goes o2 o1 o3 o o o1 across and starts down other side of field.16 - . Rotate groups every 3 min. Groups of three pass the ball to each other down one side of the field. Player crosses to group 4 who plays 3v1 on goal. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. If drills keep players inactive. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. Quad stretch. Runner's stretch. Restart in middle www. GK Technical Skill: 4v4 flank attack (30 min) 4v4 with 4 neutral players on sidelines. Keep repeating. 4v4 in middle section: team in possession tries to send a player into one end section for a 3v2 on goal.

3. If drills keep players inactive. They then decrese the distance while passing back to 2m. facing each other. Both teams can score area. Players try to score alternating . 3 minute games. switching roles of X's and O's Play on two fields if you have enough players. In pairs.17 - GK O Goal can only be scored from a cross by the team that played to N. x x x x S GK o o o o 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.soccerpracticebooks. Set up 2 fields or rotate teams of 4. GK O X O X x o x x N Players should be busy at all times. X and O. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. 6. 2. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. Server (S) rolls or throws ball parallel to 5m line. but must cross centerline first after scoring a goal or losing possession. they increase in difficulty if the coach demands 100% accuracy and proper weight and insists on number of touches specified. 4.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----. players face each other 2m apart. If defending team wins ball. one touch pass the ball to each other while moving around half the field twice. one-touch pass the ball to each other while shuttling (side stepping) to the half and back. www. they play to N so they can score. Teams must play across center-field before they can score again. run and head.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 7 Practice Focus: Scoring Goals. They one-touch pass the ball to each other while increasing the distance between them to 25m. In pairs. 3. Hamstring stretch. In square.player can not be challenged. After crossing centerline. starting at the top of the penalty area. 5. diving header. b. 8. Heel stretch. X's can score in either goal. Quad stretch. 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. run and slide into ball. c. d. players pass back and forth across the field using two touches on the ball. In pairs. O tries to convert from the far side. x #5 x x o o o 32m O X X O O O X x x o #7 o GK figure for drill #5 and #7 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. 2.Page . 40m X Fitness Focus: sprint and score (15 min) 1. 7. In pairs.based on coach's instruction and throw : a. run and kick. o x GK GK o GK . X tries to get to ball on the near side and if X misses. Runner's stretch. full field. Flank Attack Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Passing (25 min) 1. change N's corner squares. they can attack either goal again. Note: While these passing drills seem simple. 6X5 minute games. sprint to ball and try to score.

Quad stretch.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 8 Practice Focus: Crossing Balls. Players at top of area delay run and once they judge the flight of the ball. Alternate sides. Shooters run to end of passing line.Page . Crosses ball outside of 5m line. Fun (30 min) All drills are in the penalty area. per player in the marked field. On second touch. Scrimmage focus: 7v7 with crossing (30 min. Half of the players have a ball. X with ball dribbles past cone and 2. Players should be busy at all times. exept players without ball kneel on hands and knees with head tucked in.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Hamstring stretch. 4. Switch sides after each round. 2. spread out in the area. Ball Control. Players receive ball and set up shot with their first touch. 3. players take a shot aiming for the far post. to make a very compact "box". Goals scored from crosses count as 2 points. Players sprint back to their starting position. Same as (1). Scoring Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Agility. Fitness Focus: Dribble and cross (15 min) 1. Players with ball dribble and pass it to themselves through the arch. Players on goal line play a firm pass out to players waiting at top of penalty area. Regular goal counts as 1 pt.soccerpracticebooks.) x o GK ox o x o x x o x x GK x o o 7 v 7 play 3 touch max. A player receiving a ball in free lane cannot be challenged and gets a free cross on goal. Make sure teams mix up playing for crosses and through middle. Technical Skill: Two touch shooting (15 min) 1. Players with ball dribble and pass ball to themselves through the legs of each of the other players. Players with ball chip ball over "box". Same as (1). 3. Set up at other goal if number of players is too large to keep drill fast x x 1 x 2 x x 3 x x GK Tactical Focus: Crossing (30 min) A1 (a) A1 (b) 15m D GK A A A D (a. 6.b). Drill (b): D (a. One of the defenders (D) comes out to challenge A1/2 who must get a cross in. The cones on either side mark a "free crossing" lane. they play it out to D (a. 3. After each player has completed the round. which should be diagonally ahead. 2.b) D A2 (a) A2 (b) Drill (a): A1 /A2 (a) alternate crosses into box for 3 A's to score v. sprint in for shot/header. Keep eye on ball 3. Same as (1). Switch roles. If D's win ball.b) passes ball into run of A1 (b) or A2 (b). standing with legs apart. switch roles. Laces down and ankle locked for shot. 2. www. Heel stretch. 2 D's. 8. Switch roles. Players passing run to the end of line at top of box. If drills keep players inactive. xxxx 2 xxxx 1 Tips for shooting: xxxx 1.18 - . Players with ball dribble and chip ball over players lying down. 1. 5. Runner's stretch. Switch after each player has completed round. except players without ball lie on their backs . 7. the other half is spread out in the area. except players without ball make an arch with hands extended on ground in front of the body. Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. Look at target before 3 GK xxxx x x x receiving ball.

cones) player passes to coach (C) and sprints over hurdles to receive return pass from coach 4. players do runner's stretch. they play it to A1 who waits in neutral zone and restarts attack. repeat circuit-hamstring stretch.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 9 Practice Focus: Defending Time: 2 hrs Warm-Up: Circuit (30 min) 1. If drills keep players inactive. games with 1min rests in between. Play 5 x 3 minutes with 1 minute rest between games. repeat circuit-quad stretch.soccerpracticebooks. D D D D Sret up enough goals to keep players moving. They can not be challenged after they pass through A1 small goal. A1 can pass to A2 who now plays 1v2. lines are hurdles (could be equipment bags. 2. Be sure that players don't leave station1 too early to avoid jam up in station 2. www. Set up as many playing areas as needed to keep everyone playing A1 A2 D 20m 3m D Fitness Focus: Sprint and 1v1 (20 min) A sprints to ball which is signal for D to sprint to the same ball. x x x x x 1 x 2 x C x 3 4 x x GK x GK 6 x 5 x 20m Technical Skill: 1v2 Defending (20 min) A1 plays 1v2 against D on small goal. 10m Tactical Focus: 4 v 3+GK (20 min) 3m 20m 7m Scrimmage focus: 8v8 (30 min. Attackers (A) must dribble through small goal to score. If defenders (D) win ball. A A A A First player to touch ball is attacker and plays 1v1 against other player on goal.19 - . Players should be busy at all times. while A1 drops back to goal. A2 waits next to goal players A are defending. players dribble ball in square and one at a time leave.) 20m 3m 30m D D GK GK 30m A D GK A attack large goal D attack two small goals A D A D A A D A A A A D A 5 X 3 min.Page . Speed dribble to half way line 6. Player passes through small goal and sprints around outside of cone to receive his pass (moving ball) 5. D now plays 1v2 against A1/A2 while second D drops back to his goal. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. set up 2 fields D D A D D 6m Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc. If a D wins ball. After one circuit. repeat circuit-heel stretch. dribble through cones 3. Dribble around cone to set up shot on goal.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----.

Set up as many areas and goals as necessary to keep everyone moving. www. 3. A's now play 5v4 on goal. one player running forward. Flank Attack #2 Time: 2 hrs 4 X X X X 3 Warm-Up: Circuit with Passing&Control (30 min) Work in pairs: 1. Once B crosses over. each team attacks opposite goal. Players on sideline cannot be challenged once they have ball.20 - GK . A restarts. Players should be busy at all times. If drills keep players inactive. X runnig forward throwing ball to player running backwards who heads it back.soccerpracticebooks. If A scores. two touch passing down sideline 4. D's can challenge. break team into smaller groups and run parallel drills. Extra players jog around field and get rotated in every three minutes. Teams can use players on sideline for crosses. x D x x A A GK x Fitness Focus: 4v4 in penalty box with crosses (20 min) 4 v 4 in penalty area. they must cross half-line. Alternate D's. 3 minute games. After goal. other runs backwards. o x x GK o o x o o x o x GK Tactical Focus: 4v4 with 3 groups (25 min) A attacks goal 1 which 1 A B A B A GK Scrimmage focus: 5v4 (30 min) A A A D D GK BB A C C GK 2 C C B defends. Set up two fields or substitute players in. D on goal. A drops to goal line 1 and waits for C to come across and attack A D D A A passes ball to one of A's in a side-zone. one touch passing across field. restart. GK 1 X X X X X X X X X 2 Technical Skill: Crossing and 2v1 (15 min) x dribbles outside penalty area and crosses ball in A play 2v1 v. circuit-runner's stretch-circuit-hamstring stretchcircuit-quad stretch-circuit-heel stretch. If D touches ball.Youth Competitive/Senior Amateur # 10 Practice Focus: Scoring. game starts again. Once A receives ball. If Ds win ball they clear it out and A restarts. C comes out to defend goal 2 which B attacks. one touch passing down sideline 2. If B wins ball.com YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Print and Go Practices ----.Page . Copyright 2002 by Sauder Consulting Inc.

Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Warm-Ups .

22 - . after first round. each side. Headers 1v. 8. In partners. P3 to P1. o's start with ball. each side. X's start with ball. 6. 4 players on diagonally opposite sides of goal. Quad stretch (hold 20 sec. each side. 3 reps/side) 7. 2.Page . freely move around passing the ball through all goals. etc. Same set-up as #5. each side. Heel stretch (hold 20 sec. 3 reps/side) 5. 4. 3 reps/side) 3. 2 neutral players in the grid can be used by any pair. first pair plays 1v1 on opposing goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #1: Passing. Player 1 throws to P2. Hamstring stretch (hold 20 sec.) 1.1 (30 min. 3 reps/side) YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS N A G x x B A B A B N B G o o o o 25m diagram for exercises 5 and 7 Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. 4 pairs play 1v1 in a 25m x 25m grid with 2 full size goals and goalkeeper. Set up 10-15 (2m wide) goals. Groups of three players form triangles 5m apart. Runner's stretch (hold 20 sec. a shot on goal must follow a give and go with one of the neutrals. who heads ball to P3.

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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.
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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.

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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
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players are 10m apart starting 40m from goal. Heel stretch 1 Note: set up two sides and/or several goals depending on x3 2 number of players. In pairs. X2 takes spot of X1. Players pass diagonally to each other and take a shot from top of penalty area (16m). No more than 6 per group. X2 passes to X1 who turns and shoots. 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. Hamstring stretch. 5. 4. Dribble ball with changes of direction. Stop ball alternating between sitting on it and putting a knee on it 2. 6. ideal =4 x4 x5 YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS GK Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. x2 x1 8. Runner's stretch.Page .26 - . Quad stretch. 7. 3. X1 runs to back of line.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #5: Dribbling & Shooting (30 min) 1.

Heel stretch. dribble towards cones and make move. If necessary. 8. Players alternate positions every 30 seconds. Keep repeating.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #6: Dribble. Dribble and execute scissors move at highest pace to maintain sharp change of direction. Players without ball sprint to any player with ball and call for the ball. x xx One of the three calls for a final pass to the corner. run without ball or dribble 6. Half the players have a ball and are spread out inside penalty area. Quad stretch. All groups shown should be o1 o1 o2 o o o3 moving at the same time. Ball is thrown to their foot or head and played back with one touch. Group of three now goes o o o1 o3 o o o2 across and starts down other side of field.27 GK GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS . Runner's stretch. headers preferred. Dribble ball with outside of foot. while the other two make o3 a run to the near and far posts. Groups of three pass the ball to each other down one side of the field.Page . alternating feet.Take away at right angle with outside of same foot. Stop with ball of foot. pass 7. Hamstring stretch. Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. Player in the corner crosses ball in and o2 o1 players at posts try to score. x xx 5. 2. xxx 4. 3. Crossing (30min) 1.

In pairs.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #7: Passing (25 min) 1. In pairs. 6. 3. 7. players face each other 2m apart.28 - . 5. Hamstring stretch. 2.Page . They one-touch pass the ball to each other while increasing the distance between them to 25m. Heel stretch. In pairs. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS x #5 x x o o o x o #7 x o GK figure for drill #5 and #7 Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. Runner's stretch. 4. facing each other. players pass back and forth across the field using two touches on the ball. they increase in difficulty if the coach demands 100% accuracy and proper weight and insists on number of touches specified. one-touch pass the ball to each other while shuttling (side stepping) to the half and back. Note: While these passing drills seem simple. 8. Quad stretch. They then decrese the distance while passing back to 2m. In pairs. one touch pass the ball to each other while moving around half the field twice.

Same as (1). Quad stretch. exept players without ball kneel on hands and knees with head tucked in. Players with ball dribble and pass it to themselves through the arch.Page . the other half is spread out in the area. to make a very compact "box". After each player has completed the round. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. 8. Fun (30 min) All drills are in the penalty area. Heel stretch. 4. 3. 2.29 - . 7.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #8: Agility. Switch roles. spread out in the area. Ball Control. except players without ball lie on their backs . Same as (1). Players with ball chip ball over "box". Switch after each player has completed round. Runner's stretch. 1. Players with ball dribble and chip ball over players lying down. 6. Players with ball dribble and pass ball to themselves through the legs of each of the other players. Hamstring stretch. Switch roles. except players without ball make an arch with hands extended on ground in front of the body. switch roles. 5. Same as (1). standing with legs apart. Half of the players have a ball.

Player passes through small goal and sprints around outside of cone to receive his pass (moving ball) 5. repeat circuit-heel stretch. repeat circuit-quad stretch. Be sure that players don't leave station1 too early to avoid jam up in station 2. Dribble around cone to set up shot on goal. players do runner's stretch.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #9: Circuit (30 min) 1. lines are hurdles (could be equipment bags.30 - . 2. GK 6 x 5 x YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. repeat circuit-hamstring stretch. Speed dribble to half way line 6. players dribble ball in square and one at a time leave. xx x x 1 x x 2 x C x 3 4 x x GK x After one circuit. dribble through cones 3.Page . cones) player passes to coach (C) and sprints over hurdles to receive return pass from coach 4.

Page . one touch passing across field.Practice Builder Team: Date: Warm-Up Things to observe: Notes: Warm-Up #10: Circuit with Passing&Control (30 min) 4 X X Work in pairs: 1. 3. other runs backwards. one touch passing down sideline X 3 2. X runnig forward throwing ball to player running backwards who heads it back. two touch passing down sideline 4. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Warm-Ups ----. X one player running forward.31 - . GK GK 1 X X X X X X X X X 2 circuit-runner's stretch circuit-hamstring stretch circuit-quad stretch circuit-heel stretch.

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.33 - GK D 30m A . if space is limited. If defenders win ball. have a second group work on skills and rotate the groups. Play each game for 5 minutes. Or.) Server plays ball to one of the attackers outside the penalty area. D A A S YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. You can set this up in two groups or extend size of groups to keep all players occupied. Attackers play 3 v 2 and try to combine to shoot on goal.Page . they must play it back to server who restarts play.

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 4 2 5 D2 3 YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. A2 dribbles towards D2 who comes towards A2 2.34 - GK D1 A1 1 D1 A1 30m . A1 rotates quickly and one touch passes diagonal towards sideline into A2 5.) 1. A1 makes a diagonal run behind D2. D1 follows A1. 4.Page . A2 passes to A1.when it works in games it is powerful. 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 . A2 should now be clear on net. A2 run which is around D2 to the outside 6. 3.

the play now starts from other end. 2. 3 D A DA 1 DD AA 20 m GK AA DD YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. Let defender be passive if attackers have no success initially.Page . After attempt at net or stop-play by coach. Attacker sprints to ball followed by defender. Attacker tries to set up first touch away from defender allowing a turn and to play 1v1.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #3: 1 v 1 shot on goal (20 min. GK rolls/throws ball to Attacker at opposite goal.35 - GK 2 25m .) Split team into two groups if possible and set up drill as shown. 3. 1.

. who's on goal line.) 30m 4 v. etc. This drill requires a lot of positive communication.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #4: Transition Play (25 min. A 25m A A B B A B B YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----.meanwhile. A's must get two players on goal line before other two can tackle the other team (B's).Page . 4 on two full size goals.36 - . attacking team must have all 4 players in other half before they can score. . when. .after change of possession to defending team (B) or goal.two defenders (B) must be on goal line before other players (B) can tackle attackers (A).

If O1 wins ball or GK takes possession after X1 misses. GK X4 O4 X3 O3 YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. 2. O1 or GK play ball to O2 in other half. X2/O2 and X1/O1 stay in own half.Page . 3. 4.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #5: 1 v 1 (15 min) GK X2 O2 X1 O1 1. O2 attacks goal defended by X2 X play O play X2 and O1 are defenders X1 and O2 are attackers Play for 90 sec. Set up two fields if number of players permit. X2 plays ball across half to X1 who plays 1v1 on goal defended by O1.37 - . and change players with those waiting.

If there are extra players. B X X B O O GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. B .Page . Rotate teams every 3 minutes.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. make four teams. set up two fields and play without neutrals. Team in possession can use neutral players.38 - GK X X O O B 35m Quick passes into corners for crosses and finishing.

Page . .39 - GK 6X5 minute games.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #7: 4 v4 in small area (35 min) 32m O X X O O O X Play 4v4 on full size goals with GK in area twice the size of the penalty area. X 40m GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. but must cross centerline first after scoring a goal or losing possession. switching roles of X's and O's Play on two fields if you have enough players. After crossing centerline. they can attack either goal again. X's can score in either goal.

Switch sides after each round. 2. players take a shot aiming for the far post.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #8: Two touch shooting (15 min) 1. Players receive ball and set up shot with their first touch.40 - xxxx 2 xxxx 1 xxxx 3 GK xxxx x . Players on goal line play a firm pass out to players waiting at top of penalty area. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. On second touch. Tips for shooting: 1. Laces down and ankle locked for shot.Page . Keep eye on ball 3. Look at target before receiving ball. which should be diagonally ahead. Shooters run to end of passing line. 2. 3. Players passing run to the end of line at top of box.

Play 5 x 3 minutes with 1 minute rest between games. while A1 drops back to goal.Page .41 - . A2 waits next to goal players A are defending. A1 can pass to A2 who now plays 1v2. Set up as many playing areas as needed to keep everyone playing D YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. A1 A2 D 20m 3m If a D wins ball.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #9: 1v2 Defending (20 min) 20m A1 plays 1v2 against D on small goal. D now plays 1v2 against A1/A2 while second D drops back to his goal.

42 - . Set up as many areas and goals as necessary to keep everyone moving. x A A x D GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Technical Skills ----. restart.Page . Alternate D's. D on goal. If D touches ball.Practice Builder Team: Date: Technical Skill Things to observe: Notes: Technical Skill #10: Crossing and 2v1 (15 min) x x dribbles outside penalty area and crosses ball in A play 2v1 v.

Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Fitness Drills .

Page . GK o o o o x x 25m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.44 - . That is command for o's to sprint to ball and play 1 v 1 on goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #1: Pass and Sprint (15 min) x's pass ball between each other until one of them passes it forward.

Page . Play 3 games of 3 minutes each. rotating everyone through defense Set up two games if team has enough players. 3 (15 min) 6 x's play two touch and attack large goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #2: 6 v. 3 o's defend large goal and try to score into small goals. x o x x o x x o x GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.45 - .

Two leg (up) hop. Sidestep shuttle run.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #3: agility/sprint (15 min) 3 xxxx 1 7m 2 7m 7m Split team into groups of 3-5 players and set up an exercise area for each group. 2. 1. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----. Explosive forward sprint.Page . 3.46 - .

47 - . one-touch passes it back to A and 4. Repeat for 3 minutes and rotate through middle position.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #4: receive-pass-turn 15m 3 A 1 2 4 B 5 C 1. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----. attacks ball and 3. A passes to B who 2. passed by C.Page . immediately turns and sprints towards ball 5.

YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #5: Reaction Sprint and 1v1 xxx 20m x o ooo 1. x goes to line of o's waiting and o behind x's. 4. 2.Page . Now x and o play 1v1 on net. After 1v1. x and o face goal and jog backwards away from ball. When x changes direction and sprints to ball.48 - . GK Note: Set up two or three fields to have no more than 8 players in a group. 3. o reacts and also sprints to ball.

YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----. Rotate groups every 3 min. Player crosses to group 4 who plays 3v1 on goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #6: 3v1 with crossing 2 x o x x 3 x ox x 1 x ox x x 4 x x o GK x 3 groups play 3v1 inside 10mx10m grid Groups 1 and 2 alternate sending a player to the corner with a pass.Page .49 - .

run and slide into ball.based on coach's instruction and throw : a. X and O. 3. Server (S) rolls or throws ball parallel to 5m line.Page . YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #7: sprint and score x x x x S GK o o o o 1. Players try to score alternating . b. c. diving header. run and kick. starting at the top of the penalty area. run and head. O tries to convert from the far side. 2.50 - . sprint to ball and try to score. d. X tries to get to ball on the near side and if X misses.

3. Players at top of area delay run and once they judge the flight of the ball.Page . Crosses ball outside of 5m line. X with ball dribbles past cone and 2.Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #8: Dribble and cross x x 1 x 2 x x 3 x x x x GK 1. 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 AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----. sprint in for shot/header.51 - .

Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #9: Sprint and 1v1 10m AAA A DDDD 7m A sprints to ball which is signal for D to sprint to the same ball.52 - GK . First player to touch ball is attacker and plays 1v1 against other player on goal. Sret up enough goals to keep players moving.Page . YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.

Extra players jog around field and get rotated in every three minutes. 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.53 - .Page .Practice Builder Team: Date: Fitness Focus Things to observe: Notes: Fitness Focus #10: 4v4 in penalty box with crosses o x x GK o x o o x o x o x 4 v 4 in penalty area. GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Fitness Focus ----.

Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Tactical Drills .

One pt for goal. 2 pts after give/go w.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #1: 3 v 3 with target player (20 min) x o G No x o x 30m o Nx G 40m 30 x 40 m grid 3 x's vs 3 o's each team has a target player. target player YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----. Nx and No. who stays in other half.Page .55 - .

Page . After a point.56 - . Switch sides!!!!!! YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #2: 7 v 7 into four corners (25min) O X O X O X GK X X O O X O X O team in possession scores point by passing to player in one of the grids. the other team gets ball and must play across half line first before scoring.

57 - . D YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.(Dm). 4 defenders (D) and 2 defending midf.Page .Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #3: 4+2 v. 2+4 (25min) GK 4 midfielders (M) and 2 attackers (A) play v. M D M Dm A D GK M A D Dm M 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.

58 - .Page . 2. Defenders D win ball and try to counterattack on 2 small goals at half. Other attackers close in on ball while taking away passes to other defenders. 3. 4 pressing and counterattack (25min) D AD A A D GK A A 1.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #4: 6 v. Closest attacker A challenges D with ball and second attacker covers right behind in support. D A YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.

etc on one field. 5 min. O O O X 45m X O X X Set up 2 fields if necessary. Teams can score on either goal. 2 min active break after each game.59 - .Page . YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #5: Transition Play (30 min) Play 4v4. Make even number of teams . even if it means playing 4v3. games.

Page .60 - GK X X O Teams must pass or dribble through cones before they can cross on goal Substitute extra players as you go GK .Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #6: 6v6 flank attack (20 min) 10m X X X O O O X O O YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.

Team in possession must play to either neutral player who must cross the ball. 3 minute games.61 - GK O O X X O If defending team wins ball. Set up 2 fields or rotate teams of 4. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----. they play to N so they can score.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #7: 4v4+N crossing (20 min) N X O X X v O play on one goal inside penalty area. Goal can only be scored from a cross by the team that played to N.Page . change N's N .

One of the defenders (D) comes out to challenge A1/2 who must get a cross in. If D's win ball. Drill (b): D (a.b) passes ball into run of A1 (b) or A2 (b). 2 D's.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #8: Crossing (30 min) A1 (a) A1 (b) 15m D GK A A A D (a. they play it out to D (a.Page .b). D A2 (a) A2 (b) YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.b) Drill (a): A1 /A2 (a) alternate crosses into box for 3 A's to score v.62 - .

63 - . games with 1min rests in between.Page . set up 2 fields 6m YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.Practice Builder Team: Date: Tactical Drill Things to observe: Notes: Tactical Focus #9: 4 v 3+GK (20 min) 3m 20m 30m A D GK A attack large goal D attack two small goals A A D D A 5 X 3 min.

Page . C comes out to defend goal 2 which B attacks. game starts again.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. A B A B A C C GK YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Tactical Drills ----.64 - GK BB A If A scores. 2 C C A drops to goal line 1 and waits for C to come across and attack . If B wins ball. Once B crosses over. they must cross half-line.

Youth Competitive Senior Amateur Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus .

Page .66 - . games YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.1/2 field (30 min) A attackers play on goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #1: 6 v. 6 . A D A A A D D D GK D A D defenders counter through small goals players play regular positions 10 min.

Page . A's cross-over AD GK D A D A A D A must tap ball diagonal towards target before cross cross in behind defenders A YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.67 - .Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #2: Flank Attack (30min) A D A GK cross from goal-line to just outside of 6 yd box.

Play is 1 v 1 in endzone on 2 small goals.68 - . o o x o x x YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.Purpose is to pass deep to player into endzone defended by one defender.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 GK o x x o x GK 6 v 6 play in 50 m zone.Page . After goal is scored or defender wins ball. defender plays it out into 50m zone to his/her team.

O X X O O GK O X X O O O YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----. 2. last X in own third must move up). (On diagram shown. 7 with GK transition play (30min) X X X GK 1. 3. In own defending zone.69 - .Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #4: 7 v. team in possession must have all players at least in middle zone before they can score. free play in middle and attacking zone. players have to play two-touch until ball is out of defensive zone. divide half field into 3 equal zones.Page .

Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #5: Transition Play (30 min) On command by coach. GK x o x o x o x o o x o x 2pts if breaking team scores. 1 pt if defending team scores.70 - . Other team tries to win ball and score on same goal. team in possession breaks across half to score.Page . YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----. Substitute players on "fly".

71 - .Page . 4v4 in middle section: team in possession tries to send a player into one end section for a 3v2 on goal.Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #6:4v4&3v2 (25 min) 25m x o x o x o o x GK 25m 25m x o o x GK o x o x x Full width of field is divided into 3x25m long sections. Restart in middle YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.

72 - . Teams must play across center-field before they can score again.Page .player can not be challenged. o x x o o x o o x o x x o GK GK Both teams can score on either goal after playing to a teammate in one of the corner squares. In square.Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #7: 7v7 Flank attack (25 min) X v O. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----. full field.

Page . o GK ox o x o x x o x x GK The cones on either side mark a "free crossing" lane. per player in the marked field.Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #8: 7v7 with crossing (30 min.73 - . Regular goal counts as 1 pt. Goals scored from crosses count as 2 points. Make sure teams mix up playing for crosses and through middle. x o o YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.) x 7 v 7 play 3 touch max. A player receiving a ball in free lane cannot be challenged and gets a free cross on goal.

If defenders (D) win ball. A D A A A A1 D YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----.74 - .Practice Builder Team: Date: Scrimmage Focus Things to observe: Notes: Scrimmage focus #9: 8v8 (30 min.Page .) 3m 30m D D A D D A D A GK Attackers (A) must dribble through small goal to score. They can not be challenged after they pass through small goal. they play it to A1 who waits in neutral zone and restarts attack.

75 - . A's now play 5v4 on goal. YOUTH COMPETITIVE/SENIOR AMATEUR SESSIONS & DRILLS Practice Builder Scrimmage Focus ----. Once A receives ball.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. A A A D D GK A D D A If Ds win ball they clear it out and A restarts. A restarts.Page . Set up two fields or substitute players in. D's can challenge. After goal.

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