Organisation of a training session

Session for U-10 children
Session for U-12 children

Recommendations:

  • Make sure that all the activities are games and that the children have plenty of contact with the ball.
  • Allow a lot of freedom in the play.
  • Make light of the results of the games and do not draw up a classification.

 

 

  • Make the teams and groups balanced and change the games if the difference in the scores becomes excessive.
  • Provide positive encouragement for all children.
  • The children should have fun while playing; encourage them and do not intervene too often.

 

 Duration: 1 hour 

Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3
Warm-upAlternation of Exercises, Introductory Games, MatchesCooling down
Starting upSmall-sided gamesBasic football
technique
Small-sided matchesRelaxation
10-15 mins15-20 mins10-15 mins15-20 mins5 mins
Technical exercises
Introductory games
Small-sided games
Introductory gamesRunning exercises
and movement
with the ball
4 v 4
5 v 5
Individual relaxation
Psychomotor skills2 v 2, 3 v 3, other
structured games,
sequences of play
Football relays,
circuits, control,
running with the ball,
passes, shots
Free playRecovery
CoordinationPlay aspectTechnical and cognitive
stimulation
Play aspectPhysical and mental
relaxation
EDUCATION - TEACHING METHOD
Guided discoveryGuided discoveryImitationCreativity SpontaneityDiscussion
Free expressionFree expressionGuided discoveryFree expressionPutting equipment
away
OrganisationOrganisationOrganisationOrganisationAssessment
Enlivening
Encouraging
DemonstrationObservation
Enlivening
Encouraging
CorrectionEnlivening
Encouraging
Assessment
Correction

Recommendations:

  • Make sure there is a lot of freedom in the play, encourage individual initiative.
  • Give priority to technique and play; the children should have lots of contact with the ball.
  • Offer progressive exercises and adapted games, with simple, precise instructions.

 

 

  • Make the teams and groups balanced and change the games if the difference in the scores becomes excessive.
  • Make light of the results and emphasise the way in which the football is played.
  • Emphasise quality in carrying out the exercises; proper implementation rather than quantity or intensity.
  • Provide positive encouragement for all children.   


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3
Warm-upCoordination/Speed - Basics - GamesCooling down
Starting upCoordination SpeedBasics (football
techniques)
or
Small-sided games
Small-sided matchesRelaxation
10-15 mins10 mins15-20 mins20-25 mins5 mins
Technical exercises,
Small-sided games
Football relays, circuits
with and without ball,
Workshops
Running exercises and
movement with the
ball, Workshops
7 v 7 footballIndividual relaxation
Psychomotor skillsPsychomotor skillsTechnical circuits,
Control, Running with
the ball, Shots
Sequences
Free PlayRecovery
2 v 2,
3 v 3,
4 v 4,
5 v 5,
other structured
games, sequences of
play
Play aspectPhysical and mental
relaxation
EDUCATION - TEACHING METHOD
Guided discoveryImprovement
Coordination
Balance
Stability
ImitationCreativity
Spontaneity
Discussion
Free expressionDevelopment
Speed / Liveliness /
Reaction
Guided discovery
Introduction
Memorising
Free expression
Individual initiative
Putting equipment
away
OrganisationOrganisationOrganisationOrganisationAssessment
DemonstrationDemonstrationObservation
Enlivening
Encouraging
Enlivening
Encouraging
Enlivening
Encouraging
Assessment
CorrectionCorrection