Part 1 of Harry’s session is an arrival activity – Football Tennis. This defending session warm-up allows players to get lots of touches on the ball using all parts of the body.
Harry implements different rules as the warm-up progresses, such as:
Ball has to go back over the net with the head
Service must be a half-volley
Ball can go over with feet but must be one touch
Harry’s warm-up session incorporates a fun element to defending but still makes players work on decision making and communication.
Saul Isaksson-Hurst spent 10 years coaching in Premier League Academy Football at Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC.