Youth (U9-U12): Essential soccer skills and basic tactics
- receiving, controlling, passing, shooting, 1v1 moves, change of direction, cut backs, etc.
- emphasis on accurate execution before increasing speed and pressure.
- generating maximum touches on the ball for each player.
- defending, midfield and attacking principles.
- combination plays in small groups – overlaps, give & go, etc.
- transition play, flank attack, and more essentials.
- small group and full team scrimmages.
- endurance and speed training – with ball.
- strength and agility drills
- introducing the Seven Speeds of Soccer.
- introducing problem solving in game situations.
- stressing communication.
- developing team cohesion and social skills through positive interactions and elements of fun.
Unpack a soccer drill to see the 4 Pillars of Soccer™ at work: Youth Soccer Drill
Try a free soccer practice plan and check book content:
Examples of soccer drills found in the book:
passing, receiving, ball control drills, header drills, 1v1 attacking drills, odd-man attacking, odd-man defending, flank attack, shooting drills, change of direction drills, dribbling, anticipation drills, soccer speed, reaction drills, overlap passing, cut-backs, passing-shooting combination drills, dribbling-shooting combination drills, soccer agility drills, defending more than one soccer goal, running drills, pass-turn-pass, pass-turn-shoot, faking defenders, transition play drills, 1 v 1 to 8 v 8 scrimmages
In addition to the 10 practice plans and 80 soccer drills you will get:
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Unless you are the dominating team you will come up against a team ahead of you. In this book we reveal the best game strategies and line -ups when you are facing the powerhouse you could never beat. You learn how to mentally prepare your team for success when facing tough competition.
You may need to select players and you must know the skills of each player on your team. This book gives you tryout practice plans to assess player skills and fitness.
Includes player rating, position profile, and personal data sheets.
These are pre-game or pre-practice warm up routines used by soccer teams at all levels everywhere. They can be used instead of or in addition to static stretches
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75 action packed pages.
10 completely worked out practices, each on a single page to fit on your clipboard.
Each practice plan follows the sequence of warm-up, technical, fitness, tactics, and scrimmage game.
Practices are designed to be easy to demonstrate, maximize player touches on the ball and to be fun for these young future stars.
In addition to soccer skill and team tactics, they incorporate fitness, agility, communication, problem solving and mental fitness training.
Each of the drills for each of the practices is on its own page that fits on a clipboard and has room for notes.
This allows the coach to create different practice sessions from the 50 drill pages (80 drills) available.
So if you wanted to run a practice involving more passing, use drills with passing themes
You can sequence the drills in any order you feel your team needs on a given day.
There is a summary page outlining the main focus of each of the drills.
You are getting 10 complete practice sessions and the ability to now mix and match 80 drills into many more practices.