Diamond Passing will help you focus on passing and receiving technique, movements and timing of runs, creating separation from defender (cones) by checking away before receiving each pass, playing away from the mannequin, change of pace, speed of play, and game awareness.
Here is a unique activity to try with your young players. Find the balance between committing numbers forward and being aggressive to goal and playing as quickly as possible under control. This activity will provide a certain amount of chaos but see of your team can keep their composure where it matters, in the final third!
Here is a very unique way to economically train your internal players in possession, improve the comfort level of your defenders playing with a target behind them, and improve your target players ability to find an open lane to receive an entry pass!
Try this 6V2 possession activity with a unique variation from Isaac Hamdi, who holds his UEFA Pro Licence and is currently the Technical Director at Jyväskylän Komeetat in Finland. This will force your players to improve their awareness, perception, and movement off the ball into appropriate areas.
If you prefer to play out of a 4-3-3 formation and you want your focus to be on the three central midfielders, then try this 7V7+3 possession activity. This simple activity forces your three central midfielders to think and react during transitional moments.
Try this very simple passing progression with your young players. This sequence will provide your players with the opportunity to focus on passing and receiving technique, creating space, movement off the ball and developing a rhythm.
Try this fun and competitive activity to goal with your youth team! The three main areas of focus include: providing quality service in the box, timing of runs to the near and far post, and first time finishes on goal on the ground, with the head, and out of the air on a volley.