Training 10- to 12-year-olds (Part B)

  • The 10- to 12-year-olds use a 3-4-3 playing system, also known as the "Ajax System." The defense forms a "back three;" the midfield consists of two central midfielders and two at the inside left and right positions. The attack combines a center forward with two classic outside forwards, which is one more indication of how important the wing attack for player development.
  • Ordinarily, players do not have to make any special adjustments for the back four playing system (4-4-2/4-2-4) used by the 12- to 14-year olds, since both systems build on each other. The outside forwards are actually best prepared to take over the outside defender positions in the back four, since they have a strong offensive drive as well as the ability to kick crosses. 
  • To make little victories like these possible, you have to commit to a long-term training program. 

Part A

Training program for one week:

Drills 1, 2, 3, 4