This article is the description of the field sessions of two courses for coaches that I recently presented as relator, in Italy.
I proposed some ideas for youth training sessions which I believe they can be useful to create good technical and tactical skills for young players.
The final goal is to make them think with attacking mentality, even when they are not in possession of the ball.
The session is organized as follows:
- Warm-up game and variations to coach how to escape from the marker and how to mark the man on
- 1 v 1 duels where the forwards must finish under pressure with different timings (the defender is marking on, the defender is positioning , the defender is recovering the space)
- 1 v 2 duels where the forwards must finish under pressure with different timings of two defenders (defenders marking and doubling the mark, defenders already in position and on late, defenders while recovering the spaces)
- Surprise 2 v 2 or 3 v 2 final game