The Game Training Phase has two main objectives:
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Game Training Phase sessions consist of 4 components: Warm up, Positioning Game, Game Training, Training Game.
The coach must also be mindful of the Growth Spurt. Players going through this stage of maturation will have varying energy levels and are injury-prone. Proper managing of training loads to avoid over-training is essential.
Therefore we consider 3 sessions of 75-90 minutes and one game a maximum safe weekly work load, with the following session planning guidelines:
Welcome/explanation: 5 minutes
Warm Up: 15-20 minutes
Positioning Games: 20 minutes
Game Training component: 25-30 minutes
Training Game: 20-25 minutes
Warm Down/wrap up 5-10 minutes
In possession of the ball (BP):
• Playing out from the back
• Midfield play
When the opponent is in possession of the ball (BPO):
• Defending/recapturing the ball
Transitioning (BP>BPO and BPO>BP)
• Team and player actions when we lose the ball
• Team and player actions when we win the ball