Reacting to quick transitions is key to this session, as is holding onto the ball under pressure. This includes using clever play to shield the ball and get passes away. MORE
Continuous 2v2 game
Young players can often get bored by fitness exercises, they just want to play.
So keep their interest high when they come to training by giving a game from Michael Beale’s 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games manual. The games are a great way of giving your players a good workout.
Try this one at your next session:
Two teams of four players, one goal, one keeper and a large number of balls.
Play the game continuously for a set time period or until a set number of goals is scored.