Have some fun in the winter break

It’s always a good idea to finish your first half of the season with some festive fun. That will make sure your players go home with a smile on their faces and look forward to coming back in the New Year.

Sometimes the break can be annoying for teams that have been playing well – first the coronavirus has stopped the season then along comes the winter holiday. But to give the kids a break it is always a good idea to do things they love to play and have fun at the last training session of the year.

Festive games are great fun but there’s a lot of other things you can do with your players. 12 ways to make training festive has some fantastic ideas to help you design your training session around the Christmas festivities.

Playing fun themed games is a festive way to get across some of your training ideas and skills ideas that you have been working on. Christmas crackers has three games to improve teamwork and build a winning mentality.

In Stocking fillers there are three quick games that work on dribbling, turning and teamwork which are ideal for getting players to use the techniques and skills in an environment where they are thinking more about the game than perfecting the soccer skills – an ideal way to hide the repetition.

If you want a more focused session try this attacking session with a festive theme. Christmas trees and presents gives a light training session using basic skills

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