This is a BETA copy of a training method that is available for Soccer (Football) coaches to trial, it is based on a pressure method of coaching (see below) that has proved successful at Western Australian State Team level and it has been used at The Leeds United Academy a few years ago, it now needs to be tested at club level.
If you are interested in trailing this method of coaching please send an email with club details and the level (juniors, women, club etc.) that you will coaching and a free set of 26 one hour sessions will be provided and will be available through a web link, covering the appropriate age and levels that you wish to trial.
This coaching book to be made available free of cost and it is free to use without any restrictions other than acknowledgment of the author.
However you will be expected to apply the sessions as supplied and provide some feed back or suggestions from yourself and players. Eventually the web based resources as provided on this site, will be made available free to all soccer (football) coaches.
I strongly suggest that you use the setup and download the planning sheets from Coaching Tools, then save grids as you need them and put them into a folder. Create your sessions using grids from either Warm Up, Ball Skills, Match Practice, Fun, Set Pieces, Fitness or Games grids.
Original produced in 1996 copyright 1997 and 2019
Is suitable for Junior players up to about 11 and includes basic skill development and fun routines with lots of action and ball work.
26 weekly sessions for Juniors each week contains a full session starting with warm up grids, followed by ball skills then several match practice grids specific to developing tactics and a skills specific game, the session ends with a warm down
Is suitable for Youth up to about Under 16's and Women’s Teams and concentrates on Developing passing and dribbling and introduction to the skill techniques
26 weekly sessions for Level 2 when working with juniors or ladies more emphasis is placed on developing skills and improving technique, the high pressure sessions allow for concentrated skill development in structure progressive sessions
Is suitable for Club Men’s Teams and Premier Ladies teams it it the broadest scope of skill development and brings in Match situations, player roles and high level ball control and development of tactics including set pieces
26 weekly sessions for Club men and women teams is the pre-season through to finals sessions where fitness, speed and match awareness is developed, teams will use developments in sessions to vary the skill base and will have specific sessions on set pieces and fitness. Each rotating grid allows defenders and attackers to deal with their own and opposing skill requirements.
Is suitable for Premier or Semi-Pro Teams at club or semi pro club level it concentrates on player roles extreme fitness and testing along with serious ball work
The web page contains all the above sessions and every grid available.
26 weekly sessions for Semi-Pro teams Using the grids there are developments alternative play and Phase ii (high skill) grids that allow you to run a session and then run the same session using the progressive Developments or Phase ii requirement. Most of these grids start at Phase ii of previous grids. Here the intensity and pressure is increased along with added skill requirements, player will need to work harder and ay greater pressure to complete each weekly session.