Under 12 Switching Point of Attack

Description: Building on last week’s WIMPS session we will work on variations of passes and how they can be used to switch the point of attack in a game. Coaching Points: “Width in attack” When to switch play? (When the game is compact) Types of passes to switch play Using Possession to switch point of […]

Under 12 Possession Session

Description: Basic session to introduce the Attacking Principles of Play (WIMPS). Fun warmup developing to simple 5v2 Possession exercise before moving to a game specific directional Possession exercise. Session Coaching Points: Introducing Attacking Principles of Play (WIMPS) Develop Passing and Receiving Technique Good communication with team mates Agility Warm up Time: 8-10mins Description: Players in […]

A Guide to Running a Session

One of the best resources for Youth Coaches out there, The Coaching Manual has just published an article on how to plan a session, straight from the Southampton Academy. A great insight into how sessions are planned at a Premier League Academy, plenty to take into your sessions at grassroots level. Follow @CoachingManual on Twitter […]

Implementing a style of play

Reading time: 5 minutes When you work with youth teams at grassroots level, producing consistent performances can be very difficult as players often only have one or two hours playing together each week. One way to help youth teams produce consistent performances is having a style of play. Here are a few things I have […]