When you've had a look at a
typical Premium session plan at the
bottom of this page and checked out the
rest of the
practice plans, plus the
technical syllabus and all the
drills, I'm sure you'll be impressed.
But what do
actually used Premium have to say
"I've studied Premium for the last week or
so and it is excellent. The "ethos" behind the
technical syllabus is easy to understand and allows less
qualified coaches (I'm level 1) to communicate to their kids at a level
that they will understand. The
drills are well laid out and the graphics easy to follow (my U11s were
able to understand quicker this weekend because I could show them the
drill on paper as well as talking them through it).
I used the defending drills this weekend
with both age groups I coach. There was an immediate impact on my U8s as
in their match the next day they moved away from swarming and made sure
that there was a covering defender at all times without needing any
coaching from the touchline.
The best recommendation came from two coaches who were observing my
session this weekend. They both said that they would be using the drills
with their own teams next weekend. I told them that there were plenty
more on your website." Nigel, UK
session plans include:
summary that gives you the background to the session,
downloadable pdf. file that provides a detailed plan you can take to
your coaching session
comprehensive coaching notes that tell you what to look for and what
also have links to all the
and games that you can use to reinforce the skill or technique that
Each drill can be downloaded as a full page
diagram that you can show to your
players - they'll pick up new drills much more quickly if they can see a
nice big diagram before they do it for the first time.
Please check out the sample
session plan below.
Shooting - Basic Technique
The technical side of shooting is basically the same as
long and swerve passing. The rest of it is a mental challenge. Can
players remain calm and composed in front of goal and hit the target?
Make sure they are looking up and spotting the target and the position
of the keeper. The most important technical key is probably the
position of the standing foot to bring the head right up over the
ball. When the shot sails over the bar there is no mystery about what
went wrong. "Accuracy
before power" is the
message we want them to take away from this session.
Resources you will need to prepare this session:
Detailed Coaching points on Shooting
Drill 38 "Shooting Gallery"
Drill 43 "Open Goal"
and immediate access to all the footy4kids Premium content* (and get your free copy of Small
Sided Games) by clicking
If you have any questions, send
me an email.
Yours in sport,