Everyone deserves a break every now and again - that's why this week's session breaks the cycle of practice-based trainings with a competitive games session, designed to improve your players' decision-making, movement off the ball and attacking vision.
But just because we're playing games doesn't mean we're going soft - far from it! These high-intensity games make it easy for you to set up a fun and hard-working environment on the pitch which will see your players thinking carefully about their passing and how to use footwork to open up space.
Change things up and try this games-based session with your players today.
Additional Sportplan Tip:
In this session you can throw in one or two drills but try and keep them competitive, with as little explanation as possible. Sometimes as a coach one needs to step back and let players just enjoy every moment of competing in the session. This change in routine can lead to players regaining their hunger for the game and for the upcoming sessions throughout the season.
I coach U7s & U8s.
The dynamic stretching was not a success because of the concentration ability of young children. The possession (3v2) and triple layer ball game became useful once the kids had got used to it - I've added the triple layer game to my coaching book as something to go back to when we its time to revisit space and precision.