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edfordham

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Working on my season plan now, well at least until Christmas.
Shall we endeavour to do this together for a few age groups?

Firstly, who has a nice blank template?

I use the FA one for the outline and made my iwn up for each week.

For simplicity, let's not try to include the warm ups, physical components or worry about 2x or 3x per week or a tactical periodisation plan.
Let's assume they will repeat the programme twice and that it is their main session.

I know we can just refer to old posts but shall we try to go from scratch?

Lets say u10, u12, u14
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Just read this.  I'll have an answer in a couple of days.
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Ed, I think the question what you want these kids to look like at the end of the process.
By U-14, if you want them to play a certain way, or have certain skills, the foundation should be laid at the u10 group.  
So what do you want these kids to be able to do by the time they're at the oldest age?

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Ed,
An easy approach could be Defending x 3wks, Midfield Build Up play x 3wks and Attacking & Finishing x 3wks
Then back to Defending x 3wks etc
GK completes a total programme and doesn't move to the next element until deemed competent in the existing element.

Each 3 week cycle starts with basic techniques (technical & tactical) of each element from individual to collective
The next cycle incoporates the physical demands of each element
The final cycle will be SSG's incorporating ALL the elements (defending/midfield/attack)

edfordham

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Interesting, Kev.

Not sure this is the best approach but it is nice and simple.

Isn't the 3rd cycle preferable in all the elements?
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Interesting, Kev. Not sure this is the best approach but it is nice and simple. Isn't the 3rd cycle preferable in all the elements?

ed,
You cant have a table top without the four legs otherwise its just a lump of wood flat on the floor.
Attack play is like the punchline of a joke....delivered wrong and it all goes flat....
Delivered right and the whole thing comes together.

With young players, the simpler the better - faster steps learned, easier to see any bumps in the development road.

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Sorry.  I forgot about this. 

For youth, I keep my life simple and just use an existing template from the Federation or a manual.  I don't re-invent stuff.

For U-16 and older, I first assess what they need and base the periodization on my objectives for the year and break it down to smaller cycles until I get the daily training including known games, vacation, etc.   Ideally, I organize players in the similar ability training groups. Problems can occur when players are absent or I realize I misjudged something or training was cancelled (outdoor field).
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