You have to develope the ‘soccerprofile’ of
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
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
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
No waiting or standing.
FUN – FUN - FUN.
TRAINER: Henk Mariman
CLUB: Germinal-Beerschot Antwerp
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
Manchester United FC
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
TRAINER: Mick Priest
under 11, under 15
TRAINER: Carlos Salvachúa
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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
- control the player and show them the
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