Do you spend Sunday afternoons playing football with your children in the garden? Maybe you are a passionate educator who dedicates all your free time to coaching kids at your local club? Do you jump for joy when they score a goal or master a particular skill and swell with pride when you see them progress? If so, then the new series of FIFA.com articles and resources from the FIFA Training Centre are tailor-made for you.
The FIFA Training Centre (FTC), which launched last November, contains a wealth of technical information and resources designed by renowned experts and coaches, available to all football enthusiasts. If, despite your best intentions, you sometimes find yourself lacking the requisite knowledge or imagination to make your sessions as exciting as they are useful for the development of your budding champions, then you will find what you are looking for in the "Practice" section, thanks to numerous videos and descriptions of training sessions, all focused on developing individual skills or tactical mastery. The first two parts of this series give you access to sessions adapted for children aged between 4-8 years. As you will see in the following video, each exercise will enable you to achieve the two goals that coaches the world over, regardless of their level, aspire to: to make progress and have fun.
Over to you: improve your team’s passing game!
As well as a demonstration video, each section within the FTC gives tips for warming up, ideas on how to make the exercise more or less difficult, more entertaining or competitive, as well as essential safety instructions. The exercise of the day will provide ideas on how to improve your team's passing game as well as skills for individual ball control, including passing with the hands, head, weaker foot or volley. All you need to do is decide which is the most useful or enjoyable idea for your players.
Hungry for more...
If this presentation has given you ideas for your next training session, then feel free to explore the treasure trove of videos and advice at your disposal in the FTC. Whatever the age category, and whatever aspect of the game you want to improve, you are bound to find the right exercise for your needs. The entire "Practice" section is available HERE. To learn all about the FIFA Training Centre, click HERE.