In our advanced football sessions we look to work on the technical base we have created in our 5 – 11s programme. Our aim is to continue developing the technical skills of the player and start to add the tactical side of the game into those elements.
In this programme, we stay true to our values and believe that every player should have their own ball, or at least one ball between two for the majority of the session. We will play small sided games which will be a maximum of 4v4, and to ensure the players get the most from our sessions, there will always be a learning focus around these games.
Even at this age, we believe it is vitally important that the players make their own decisions when playing. There are many returns from these sessions in terms of the technical and tactical side of the game, however we also try to encourage children to work together to come up with ideas on how they may deal with a problem in a small sided game which brings invaluable social returns.