Design effective practices


This section offers coaches a vast range of training sessions aimed at cultivating the essential skills and qualities that players require to thrive on the pitch. The elite training sessions are mostly based on game scenarios, while Training Perspectives are innovative concepts and methodologies shared by a select group of coaching experts.

Global experts

Players face many challenges during the course of a football match and require certain skills and qualities in order to overcome them. The training sessions in this section are designed to mirror the challenges encountered in match scenarios. Being exposed to these challenges in a controlled environment allows players to gradually develop and master the skills and qualities required to successfully negotiate them. Repeating the wide variety of challenges provided in these elite training sessions will help players to excel in all of the scenarios that arise during a football match.

In possession
Out of possession
Transition to attacking
Transition to defending
National teams

What does training look like at the pinnacle of youth football? Which principles, ideas and approaches do national teams follow, how are they set up, and what specific challenges do they face? How are certain topics addressed in team meetings? Several associations opened their doors to the FIFA Training Centre and disseminated unique insights into these aspects of high-performance youth football.

Costa Rica WNT
South Africa U15 Boys
France U17 Men
Mexico U15 Girls
Mexico U15 Boys
Clubs and academies

One of the reasons football clubs engender such devotion among their fans is that they all have their own individual identities and cultures. This series examines how clubs and coaches from around the world approach the game, and shows that a club’s identity is expressed on the training ground every bit as much as in the stands on a match day.

Training perspectives

When reflecting on a team's success, players often point to a coach's perspective on training as a crucial factor. But what do these perspectives on training entail? From the outside, it can be difficult to get the complete picture. The Training Perspectives section brings the innovative concepts and methodologies of a select group of coaching experts to the forefront. Learn from them as they share their unique perspectives on training and its rationale.

Technical activation
Returning from injury