Taunton Youth Soccer League

Taunton Youth Soccer League Training Models

Here's a number of references that will help with following our methodology for a more effective and consistent training session.

Training sessions should follow a progressive format that builds upon itself through the day. It will include the following:

  • Warm-up for approximately 10-12 minutes
  • Exercise/drill 1 for approximately 15-20 minutes
  • Exercise/drill 2 for approximately 15-20 minutes
  • Final scrimmage for approximately 30-40 minutes


Suitable for ages U6-U8

Time

Description

Video

Hit the Coach  approx. 15-20 min. 

Hit the Coach

Small Group Activity for dribbling approx. 15-20 min. small sided progression 

Dribbling Game



Suitable for ages U8 and above

Time

Description

Video

Move #1  approx. 10 min. 

Scissor Move

Move # 2 approx. 10 min. progression 

The Double Scissor

Move # 3 approx. 10 min. progression 

The Inside Twist Off

Move # 4 approx. 10 min. progression 

The U-Turn

Move # 5 approx. 10 min. progression 

The Step Over



Suitable for U10 and older

Time

Description

Video

Warm up  approx. 10-12 minutes

1v1 exercise  defender technique and attacker not trying to beat defender

Exercise #1  approx. 15-20 min. 

8v4  sliding, blocks, positioning

Exercise # 2 approx. 15-20 min. small sided progression 

4v4 with 4 goals individual defending, sliding, blocks

Final Exercise  approx. 30 min - 40 min.

Scrimmage - let the kids play and try to promote the topics worked on in the session. 

 


Suitable for U12 and older

Time

Description

Video

Warm up  approx. 10-12 minutes

Patterns of Play

Exercise #1  approx. 15-20 min. 

Wing Play Drill (5v5 with 2GK, 2v2 in center, and 1v1 on each flank)

Exercise # 2 approx. 15-20 min. small sided progression 

Attacking flank play

Final Exercise  approx. 30 min - 40 min.

Scrimmage - let the kids play and try to promote the topics worked on in the session. 

 


Suitable for U14 and older

Time

Description

Video

Warm up  approx. 10-12 minutes

Through Ball Drill

Exercise # 1 approx. 15-20 min. small sided progression 

Playing Into Spaces

Final Exercise  approx. 30 min - 40 min.

Scrimmage - let the kids play and try to promote the topics worked on in the session. 

 

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