Design effective practices


In order for players to fulfil their potential, they must be exposed to the right type of practice throughout their development. 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 content features sessions for all levels, from grassroots to elite, and all age groups, from young children to adults. The elite training sessions are based on game scenarios, whereas grassroots sessions focus on the basics and are arranged by age group.


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.

Global experts
Youth national teams

Designed by FIFA grassroots experts, the following training sessions are intended to be inclusive, fun and educational. This section offers coaches access to a wide variety of sessions that are suitable for all abilities and guarantee engagement and attainment. The drills that feature within the sessions help players to develop the core skills required to enjoy the game. Each session is split into three main parts: a warm-up, a main drill and a concluding exercise.

4 to 8
8 to 12
12 to 15
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.