Team Letter (doc)

Sample Training Session

Motivating Kids - Tony Mee Contribution

Game Analysis Template - Template

Training Activities:

Warm-Up (dribbling)

Warm-Up (passing)

Attacking from the flank

U6 Games

U8 Games

U10 Games

Attacking: (pdf)

Breaking Down A Defense

Various Manuals From Twitter Sources


 Inside the mind of Jose Morinho. A 3 part series by Gary Curneen at

Best Practices For Coaching Soccer in the U.S.

U6-U8 Practice Activities For The Parent Coach

FA Level 2 Booklet


FIFA Coaching Manual     This has a wealth of information! Tony                                       Taylor @Tad690 shared this.

The Belgium Vision on youth development - Another Tony Taylor share

Soccer Coaching Drills - Burlington Youth Soccer


FA Level 2 Technique of Creating Space


FA Level 2 Skill of Creating Space


FA Level 2 Improve Creating Space in a Small Sided Game


The above and more at:

Youth Technical Guide  

From Integrity Soccer

Small Sided Games Manual

Courtesy of Chuck Bales

      Ferguson and Wenger's 4-2-3-1

        From Tony Taylor

Youth 12 Week Session Planner -  Soccer Training Manual

Soccer drills & Games

From Lee Fielden

Liverpool Academy Coaching Manual


    Ajax Academy Sessions - ajaxfirstteamtrainingssg.pdf  

         From Peter Griffiths

     Chelsea Academy Sessions - chelseaacademysessions.pdf

         From Peter Griffiths

     FC Porto Manaul - fcportomanual.pdf

         From Peter Griffiths

Arsenal FC Possession Sessions

Pro Youth Academy Coaching Sessions

Scottish FA 1v1 Training Manual - Training Manual



50 Small Sided Games - Booklet by Victor Satei. This is a great resource for sessions!   Check out this link!


       Technical Defensive Skills

       Working with the back 4    From Victor Satei

       Defending 2v2                   From Grassroots 

       Functional Defending         John Keefer


       Defending 2             

       Defending 3             

       Defending 4             

       Defending 5             

       First Defender          

       Individual Defending

       Cover Defending      

       Cover Defending 2    

       Cover Defending 2v2

       3rd Defenders Balance

       Midfield 3 defendingin a 4-3-3 -    @johnycEvans


       Dribbling and Ball Manipulation through traffic - 

         From Grassroots Coaching

         4 Square - An exercise for intense pressure and shielding - John Keefer

         1v2 to 2v2 buildup                         John Keefer

         Finishing                                        Ken Sweda (@Zone_14)

         Ping-Pong Passing Warm-Up          John Keefer

         Diagonal Passing Warm-Up             John Keefer  (Great Conditioning)

         Bowtie Passing With Combination  John Keefer

         4v4+2 possession                          Ken Sweda

         2v2 and 4v4 beginner                     Lee (@cosmosoccerCA)

         Awareness Possession Game         Ken Sweda

         Basic Combination Games              Rob Parker

         Basic Combination Play                  Rob Parker

         Retain, Release or Attack  Element of Risk   Rob Parker

         50 Small Sided Games                    Tony Taylor

         Coaching the 4-2-3-1                      Tony Taylor

         Attacking & Recovering                   Lee (@cosmosoccerCA)

         Tactical Switching Play                    Lee (@cosmosoccerCA)

         Flying Wingers Part 1                      John Keefer

         Flying Wingers Part 2                      John Keefer

         Passing Receiving Opening Up        Gary Curneen

         Transition 3v2 With Overload          Gary Curneen

         When to dribble or pass to targets

         Dribble Versus Pass             

         When to dribble versus Pass

         Dribbling In Tight Spaces     

         Offball Runs                                   Lee (@CosmosoccerCA)

         Angled Runs                          

         Tactical Creativity                 


         Volleying / Heading             


         Crossing 2                            

         Possession Warm-Up                      Lee (CosmosoccerCA)

         Midfield Rotation and Dispersal      Coach Tony Mee

         4v4+3 Barcelona Possession Game Chuck Bales




   Visit: complete for GK tips, advice

      gkdecisionmaking1v1.jpg   From Rob Parker

        gkdecisonmakingssg.jpg     From Rob Parker

        gkbreakawaywarmup.jpg   From Rob Parker

        RPG Pre-Season GK Exercises  From Rob Parker - July 2013

        Goalkeeper Back Pass Exercises  From Rob Parker - July 2013

        GK Crossing and Footwork   From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Crossing and Footwork 2   From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK SSG With Crosses            From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK High Ball Warm-Up          From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK High Ball Collect Warm-Up   From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Handling Crosses From Early Services   From Rob Parker -                               

                                                                                August 2013

        GK Dealing With Crosses      From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Pressure Training            From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Warm-Up                          From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Drills                                 From Rob Parker - August 2013

        GK Intro 1                              From Rob Parker - August 2013 

        GK Reaction Training             From Rob Parker - November 2013




     Coaching Family - Pre-Season Fitness, July 2013

     Chelsea Warm-Up 1-3           From James Field @jamesfielduk

      Chelsea Warm-Up 4-5           From James Field @jamesfielduk

Coerver Drills Demonstrated

Worth an investment on their DVD packages. Great for coach development. Sample of their program below.

Ball Mastery

First Touch

Moves 1v1



Group Play

Copyright to Coerver Coaching 2005

Resources for Team Management & Training

Section One: Organization

Section Two: Training Structure

Section Three: Technical

Section Four: Tactics

Section Five: Video 

YouTube Videos




Everton training 5v5 with floaters:

 © John Keefer 2013