One of the training games for young soccer players


Any training regimen in junior sports should include playing games as an "integral part" of every session. Each training session should contain, at least, one session to help players understand the sport and develop their playing skills during the game situation.

Below I discuss three different presentation game scenarios that I have used with players from 6 years old to high school students. Football hockey was first used when preparing a Queensland high school student team in the 1980's for the National Schoolgirl Championship in Darwin in an effort to get players to bend more for football. A sport that all ages liked was Hitting the Post. Below is a guide to three of the games I used.

Football hockey:

Boys from the northern parts of Australia play on hard ground as soccer tends to bounce higher which means players often do not have great skills when learning football rolling along the bottom. In soccer hockey, the player's arms and hands become the hockey stick.

The game is played as a small rectangle. The important thing in this sport is to push or hit the soccer ball along the bottom to your teammate and ultimately pursue goals. The targets were found at the end of each of the two magic hats rectangles about three meters away. The player may collide or patronize but not intervene thus football cannot be captured. After a goal or situation out of bounds, a ball to restart the sport occurs in the center or near the boundary.

Thus soccer hockey provides players with training to directly access soccer, advocacy, sponsorship and practice of hitting soccer on a player during a better position. It allows players to induce use to shut off defending players and requires physical effort to help improve fitness.

Hit Goal Post Games:

There are two versions of this game. They are:

• Handball aims at the goal.

• Drop kicks at last.

These trainings work for the competitive nature of boys, even at a young age. Here is how the games are organized.

Mark up 2 meters before each goal and behind the pole.

Have players line up about 5 meters from these marks. Start with set pieces first, then kicks.

Next, have the players run toward the marker and the markers either shoot or kick the ball to make sure if they hit the post.

The goal of the exercise is to develop precision in each skill.

Create a competition between two or more teams to make sure which team scores the most results.

Players, even in high school, love this exercise.

Handball matches:

The game is often played inside the center square using the normal rules except for no kicks. (Set the sector size on the age level and thus the number of players).

You have to decide how to score goals, the method, and where the sport will resume.

You can set limits on what players can do. For example, you might make it an unpopular handball game.

There must be restrictions on the extent to which a player can run the ball. Will allow one bounce. It may depend on the ratio of the center square you are using.

The intervention can be simple.

A long handball sign can be awarded.

The game might just be a "protection" game.

The differences that you will make on these games are in your imagination. Remember to prevent exercise from providing advice on how to improve. I often add an alternate base to highlight the "spice" of the sport and test their concentration skills.