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Sessions

Player in a yellow bib makes a pass
Finishing session: overloads, underloads and matched-up numbers

The FA’s Matt Jones shares a session that helps players work on their finishing skills with various numbers of players on the pitch.

Two young football players
Finishing session: finishing fun

The FA’s Ian Parkes shares a session that helps players work on their finishing skills.

Player goes to kick football
Finishing session: fox in the box

Vinny Halsall, FA physical education officer (South West), shares a football coaching session that encourages players to think about their movement and technique when finishing.

Coach and players sit in a circle discussing tactics
Break out and score

FA tutor, Emma Dennis, delivers a game that helps players stay on the ball and combine with teammates.

A group of players in training
A minute to win it

Robbie Pringle, FA women’s national coach developer, shares a fast-tempo session that encourages teamwork and offers players ownership over how they play.

Goalkeeper raises hands to save ball coming towards him
AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper session

Neil Moss and Anthony White, Bournemouth goalkeeper coaches, showcase their work at the Premier League club.

Children play bib tag
Bib tag

Danny Fenner, FA diversity and inclusion officer, shares a fun session idea to help young players develop their movement skills with the ball.  

3v3 one way attack
Passing session: 3v3 one-way attack

Ian Parkes, FA youth coach developer (futsal lead), shares a practice that helps players improve their passing and receiving skills.

A group of girls play football inside a hall

'Marking session: 2v2 target'

two players go 1v1, both going to kick the ball
Moving with the ball session: 1v1

The FA’s Lawrence Lok and Ian Bateman share a warm-up game that helps players work on their scanning, movement, deception and 1v1 skills.

Young players
Control both pitches

Amy Price, FA women's national coach developer, shares a video-game-inspired session that gives players ownership and tests their problem-solving skills.

The feet of a young player that is about to kick the ball to teammates
Finishing session: set and shoot

Adam Dunleavy, FA coach development officer, shares a practice that helps players work on their ability to combine and attack.

2v2 attack vs defence

Adam Dunleavy, FA coach development officer, provides a small-sided attack versus defence practice that challenges players' decision-making skills

Child kicks the ball
Finishing session: human goalposts

Ryan Davies, FA physical education officer, shares a fun activity that helps players work on scanning, communication and movement. This practice also tests shooting accuracy and technique.

young team play football
Passing session: attacking and counter-attacking

Richard Meek, FA coach development officer, shares a session that encourages players to attack and counter with speed.

Young players play football
Tackling session: recover and stop

Mark Swales, women's national coach developer, provides a carousel session to help your players work on their 1v1 defending and challenging skills. 

Players play football
Passing session: breaking lines

Our early years specialist, Pete Sturgess, shares a passing session that provides repetition, improves decision-making and helps players develop their techniques.

Young players play football

'Pressing session: press for success'

Group of female players in training
Intercepting session: sneak, steal and score

Lee Brown, FA regional coach development officer, drills us on an intercepting coaching session.

Young players play football
Intercepting session: interceptors

Lee Brown, FA coach development officer, shares an intercepting coaching session.

one young players runs with the ball while under pressure from the other young player running beside him
Receiving session: getting the ball under pressure

Ben Futcher, an FA youth coach developer, drills us on a session that helps players receive the ball under pressure.

Coach talks to group of players
Receiving session: take a picture

Our early years specialist, Pete Sturgess, shares a simple session that helps players develop their scanning and receiving skills.

Young player kicks the ball
Dribbling session: stay on the ball

Looking to introduce turning to your primary-age players? Here's a simple dribbling session that encourages turning and helps improve on-ball ability.

2 young players play football, one runs with the ball, the other defends
Finishing session: 1v1 and Score

Jo Williams, FA coach development officer, shares the second of two arrival activities to help young players improve their finishing skills

Footballs sit on top of cones
Finishing session: football bowling

Jo Williams, FA coach development officer, shares the first of two arrival activities to help young players improve their finishing skills.

Player kicks the ball
Finishing session: five goals, five ways

This fun and competitive activity will get players working on different finishes in front of the goal.

Coach talks to group of young players, they stand with their hands in the air
Stay on the pitch

Sally Needham, former FA coach developer, delivers a great small-sided game.

Coach and players sit in a circle discussing tactics
Passing session: keep it or share it

Former FA county coach developer, Sally Needham, sets up a 6v4 game to help players recognise when to stay on the ball or pass to a teammate.

2 young players throw a rugby ball, a football is on the ground beside them"
Which ball is best

Pete Sturgess, FA national 5-11 lead, delivers a high-energy game. It creates overloads, encourages different movements and provides plenty of goals.

Young player with the ball
Receiving session: a warm-up

Sarah Lowden, FA coach development officer, delivers a warm-up that helps players develop football receiving skills.

two players run after the ball
Receiving session: different angles

Sarah Lowden, FA coach development officer, delivers a game-based activity that helps players develop their football receiving skills.

2 young children play football
Receiving skills: game-based practice

Sarah Lowden, FA coach development officer, delivers a simple match that helps players develop their receiving skills in football.

Players run for the ball in a game
Shooting session: building and finishing the attack

Tony McCallum, former FA coach development manager, delivers a session focusing on passing and shooting.

Young goalkeeper saves the ball
Goalkeeping session: the basics

Former FA national goalkeeper coach, Simon Smith, drills us on practices for beginner goalkeepers.

Young boy kicks the ball
Moving with the ball session: the stadium game

Pete Sturgess, FA early years expert, delivers a session that helps primary-age players work on their hiding and manoeuvring skills.

2 players run after the ball
Playing through midfield

David Powderly delivers a coaching session with grassroots players aged 12-16. It focuses on playing through midfield.

Young goalkeeper gets ready to save ball
Goalkeeping session: guarding the goal

Peter Augustine, FA coach developer, delivers a goalkeeping practice for grassroots players aged 5-11.

Player runs with the ball
Transition from attack to defence

The late Julie Chipchase delivers a coaching session with players aged 17-21. It focuses on the transition between defence and attack.

3 young players run for the ball
Pressing session: zones

FA coach developer, Peter Augustine, delivers a coaching session on pressing with a group of grassroots football players.

3 players play football
Defending the circle

Peter Augustine, FA coach developer, delivers a practice for grassroots players aged 17-21. It focuses on defensive techniques.

Player goes to kick the ball
Passing and receiving football session

FA regional coach mentor officer, Sam Griffiths, delivers a passing and receiving session with a group of grassroots players.

A group play football
Goalkeeping session: transition

Jack Robinson, Former FA national goalkeeper coach, delivers a session for grassroots players. It focuses on goalkeeping and transition.

2 young players run after the ball
Defending in small numbers

Suzanne Smith, FA coach developer, delivers a coaching practice. It focuses on defending as an individual and with a partner.

2 players run for the ball
Finishing session: building the attack

David Powderly, an FA coach, presents three coaching ideas to help young players build the attack.

Goalkeeper reaches to save the ball
Goalkeeping session: blocking, spreading and foot saves

Jen Herst, an FA goalkeeping coach, delivers a coaching session on the brilliant basics of goalkeeping.

Jadon Sancho
Transition and counter-attacking football

Gordon Staniforth, an FA coach developer, delivers a coaching session to a group of grassroots players. It focuses on transition and counter-attacks.

3 players go to kick the ball
Defending central areas

Bex Garlick, an FA coach developer, delivers a session to a group of players aged 17-21. It focuses on defending central areas.

Young player runs with ball
Playing out and through

Paul Holder, former head of coaching at Brighton and Hove Albion, delivers a coaching session. It focuses on playing through the opposition to create attacking opportunities.

2 young players play handball
Goalkeeping session: learning from handball

Bobby White, national performance manager for England Handball, delivers a coaching session. It looks at how goalkeepers can learn from another sport.

Two teams playing on the football pitch
Pressing session: defending in the opposition half

The late Julie Chipchase delivers a session focusing on defending in the opposition half.

two players play 1v1
Intercepting session: defending in wide areas

Paul Holder, FA youth coach developer, delivers a session that helps players improve their 1v1 defending skills.

2 young children run after the ball
Seven ways to master the ball

Sam Griffiths, FA coach development officer, delivers a coaching session focusing on improving ball control with a group of grassroots players.

1v1 emergency defending

Sam Griffiths, FA coach development officer, delivers a practice that helps players work on their 1v1 emergency defending skills.

3 young female players play football, the goalkeeper holds the ball facing the camera, the two other girls run towards her
Goalkeeping session: defending the space in behind

Jack Robinson, former FA national goalkeeper coach, delivers a session on defending the space in behind the defence.

Nikita Parris of the England Women's team
Width for deception

Peter Augustine, FA coach development officer, delivers a coaching session with young players focusing on wide play.

Goalkeeper kneels holding the ball
Goalkeeping session: the fundamentals

Gordon Staniforth, former FA county coach developer, delivers a session on goalkeeper basics.

2 players run after the ball in training
2V2 attack vs defence

Graeme Lee, Middlesbrough U23s coach, delivers a session focusing on attacking and defending scenarios in small-sided games.

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeping training
Goalkeeping session: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Schlieck and Marco Knoop deliver a range of practices to help goalkeepers improve their decision-making skills.

goalkeeping defending the space and the goal
Goalkeeping session: defending the space and the goal

Terry Mason, former FA national goalkeeping coach, delivers a session that works on key goalkeeping skills for young players.

3 young players
Moving with the ball session: stay on it

Martin Dighton, former FA county coach developer, uses playful activities to encourage young players to stay on the ball.

Young girl runs after the ball
Finishing session: building and creating the attack

The FA's Kay Cossington delivers a session that looks at playing out from the back to build and create an attack as quickly as possible.

female player wearing blue kit runs forward
Pressing session: preventing forward play

John Griffiths, FA national assistant coach, delivers a session on preventing forward play.

Young player in possession of ball during a game
Receiving session: practising movement

Matt Joseph, regional FA youth coach developer, delivers a session focusing on the physical aspects of moving to receive the ball.

Goalkeeping session: defending the area

Tim Dittmer, FA head of coaching, delivers a goalkeeping session focusing on dealing with the high ball and defending the penalty area.

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