U18 Players

U-17: DEVELOPMENT OF POSITIONAL PLAY.

Individual and group skill should be covered in the warm-up.

Functional Play:

  1. Attacking roles and responsibilities

a) Defending roles and responsibilities. One in three practices devoted to defending principles of play.

Match – related practice: offense vs. defense.

Crossing: Develop a complete understanding of:

  1. Crossing angle.
  2. Overlaps.
  3. near and far post runs.

Set Plays: Develop a complete understanding of:

  1. Attacking and defending responsibilities at corner kicks and all other restarts.
  2. The importance of possession from throw-ins in defensive and midfield third of field versus possession and creativity in the final third

All activities should be challenging, motivating, and involveĀ Transition!!!

U-18 TRAINING PRIORITIES

U-18 DEVELOPMENT OF TEAM PLAY.

Individual and group skill should be covered in the warm – up.
Functional play. Training players for specific positions and roles.

Team Play:

  1. Match – related practice ; offense vs. defense
  2. Match conditioned. One in three practices devoted to the defensive aspects of the game.
Players should have a complete understanding of the principles of team play.