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It’s all about developing the player individual
  • You have to develope the ‘soccerprofile’ of the player
  • Youth development is AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT
 
There are 3 sorts of training
  • How to play - tactical training (developing a way of playing, with a lot of technical and tactical development)   60 - 70 %
  • Functional technical training (no trics or solo circus moves – functional (the skills the players use in the game) technical skills) 30 - 40 %
  • Other training (the own method of the coach (shooting, passing, tournaments,…) 10 - 20 %
 
There has to be a relation with the game:
  • Train on the right spot on the field (for example: training attacking from the centre has to be on flanks…)
  • Train in the right direction (for example: building up the game is starting from your own half)
  • Use as much as possible opponents (65 – 70 % of your training time)
  • There has to be a relation with the positions the players have in the game (the players have to translate the training session to the game)
 
A lot of physical action. The players have to touch the ball as much as possible. No waiting or standing. FUN – FUN - FUN.
TRAINER: Henk Mariman      
CLUB: Germinal-Beerschot Antwerp
AGE GROUP(S): Academy Director
COUNTRY: Belgium
 
1. The selection is very important: if your club needs a player of level 10 you need to select players who can arrive to level 10. If you select players of level 5 and you are a good trainer you can bring them to level 7, but you will always be behind a club who selects level 8 players. So a big part of our work is selecting top level players.
2. Anyway you even need to be a good trainer because if you select top level player it's more difficult to develop them (is like to drive a Ferrari....)

3. To develop top level player is important to train them against defenders more than you can. It's not enough to train them only from the technical point of view, because during the match they need to find solutions concerning themovements of defenders and teammate. So the exercise that you can do with top level player are 1v1, 2v2, 2v1, 3v2, .... where they develop even from the tactical point of view

4. You need to do everything as fast as you can because the match is fast and hard. The player have to be used to "go fast and hard".
 
 
 
 
TRAINER: Stefano Bellinzaghi
CLUB: Inter Milan
AGE GROUP(S): under 12
COUNTRY: Italy
FORMER CLUB(S):
 
TRAINER: 
CLUB: Manchester United FC
AGE GROUP(S): under 9
COUNTRY: England
FORMER CLUB(S):
 
I suppose the way my sessions work are that I try and work in blocks of coaching, no matter the age group.  I am not with the boys full-time, so can't react if something goes badly wrong in a game. 
 
I have a plan and stick with it.  It is about identifying areas that need the most improvement and working on them, don't worry about the results, if you get things right fundamentally, the results take care of themselves.  That goes for groups with little talent, they may lose games 8-0 etc, but that will improve also.  I work in the blocks, but don't finish the block after six weeks if it is not right, I may stick with it for twelve if I need to.
 
THE KEY to my sessions from start to end is TEMPO.  If you start slowly I think it is tough too expect players to switch on to a faster tempo when you demand it.  Could you???  Every session unless it is a walk through should be done with game pace, and high expectation.
TRAINER: Mick Priest
CLUB:Oldham Athletic FC
AGE GROUP(S): under 11, under 15
COUNTRY: England
FORMER CLUB(S): Manchester United FC
TRAINER: Carlos Salvachúa
CLUB: Villareal CF
COUNTRY: Spain
FORMER CLUB(S): Real Madrid FC

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I can explain my sessions with my u14 team:
 
1. Technique before tactic !!!
- technique is the main part in every training session (Passing, dribbling, first touch,...). And every time in a small field (higher tempo and pressure - no time)
- repeat all basics every time (warm up for example)
- control the player and show them the clearly technique
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TRAINER: Sebastian Dremmler
CLUB: Bayern Munich
AGE GROUP: under 14
COUNTRY: Germany
FORMER CLUB(S):
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TRAINER: Jesus 'Guti" Gutierez
CLUB: Real Madrid CF
COUNTRY: Spain
FORMER CLUB(S):
ARCHIVE TOPICS:
stretching
THIS MONTHS QUESTION:

From beginning to end, what are your keys to running a good, effective, and productive training session?

Art Wallace, Provo, Utah, United States

 
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