Game Training Phase sessions consist of 4 components: Warm up, Positioning Game, Game Training, Training Game.
The coach must also be mindful of the Growth Spurt. Players going through this stage of maturation will have varying energy levels and are injury-prone. Proper managing of training loads to avoid over-training is essential.
Therefore we consider 3 sessions of 75-90 minutes and one game a maximum safe weekly work load, with the following session planning guidelines:
Welcome/explanation: 5 minutes
Warm Up: 15-20 minutes
Positioning Games: 20 minutes
Game Training component: 25-30 minutes
Training Game: 20-25 minutes
Warm Down/wrap up 5-10 minutes
In possession of the ball (BP):
• Playing out from the back
• Midfield play
When the opponent is in possession of the ball (BPO):
• Defending/recapturing the ball
Transitioning (BP>BPO and BPO>BP)
• Team and player actions when we lose the ball
• Team and player actions when we win the ball
The Game Training Phase has two main objectives:
For more detailed information about the Game Training Phase please click HERE.
Game Training Phase Model Sessions (U13-17)
Training session guides for ages 13-17. It features training activities for skills based on 1v1, running with the ball, striking the ball, and first touch. A great resource to help you plan your training session.
Click HERE for the Game Training Phase Model Sessions.
Game Training Certificate Participant Manual
This Participant Manual provides vital coaching information and feature model sessions for the Game Training Phase and covers the course content.
Click HERE for the Game Training Certificate Participant Manual.
FFA Season session plans
HPW Session plan examples based on FFA courses.
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