11+year olds

Program has been designed for players with experience and young players looking towards trialling for NPL or generally just improving their game. It supplements a player’s normal club training program to significantly improve a player’s technical ability and make them a better player. Sessions run for 90 minutes, and include small group training  with a focus on individuals getting as many touches on the ball as possible to keep them engaged and challenged. The first 60 minutes will consist of:
  • ball mastery, learning how to manipulate the ball with all surfaces of the foot
  • using both feet instead of relying upon their dominant side. This makes them a more balanced player
  • first touch, turning, dribbling, running with the ball, striking the ball, quick feet, as well as passing and receiving
  • a strong focus on 1v1

The remaining 30 minutes will involve games of 2v2, which will give the players opportunity to put into practise what they are learning.

Why small sided games? What are the advantages?

  • Players have more touches on the ball
  • Realistic to the game
  • Increased repetition of skills and techniques
  • Creates more 1v1 situations
  • Creates more defending opportunities
  • Creates more attacking opportunities
  • Quick transitions
  • Encourages creativity
  • Players have the opportunity to play in multiple positions
  • Demands high-intensity levels
  • Generates more goal scoring opportunities
  • Improves players ABCs Agility, balance, co-ordination
  • Small sided games are enjoyable for all players
  • Improves players communication
  • Demands a high level of competition


Program outcomes include improved fitness, speed, dominance in a 1v1 situation, and increased confidence.

Ultimately I am ensuring that players get as many touches on the ball to keep them engaged and challenged. Please contact me to for more information.