When coaching Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, and High School level players, expect them to be able to perform a range of skills. Popularity and self-esteem coupled with early or late stages of puberty sometimes produce an "all-knowing" attitude. Because of these self-critical thoughts and physical changes, it's often on the coach to challenge, motivate, and involve players.
Training sessions should be between one and a half hour and two hours. Warm-up is critical at this age as muscle, ligament, and skeletal changes are occurring. Introduce competitive team activities of six to eight people to start focusing on the more extensive set of tactics. Work in these small-sided groups and keep the training sessions competitive, challenging, and everyone involved.
The soccer drills listed below are age specific soccer drills for Under 13 Soccer Drills (U13 U-13 Soccer Drills), Under 14 Soccer Drills (U14 U-14 Soccer Drills), Under 15 Soccer Drills (U15 U-15 Soccer Drills), Under 16 Soccer Drills (U16 U-16 Soccer Drills), Soccer Games and Soccer Training Sessions.
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