Improving in possession under pressure

Hi all coaches

We have just moved to a more competitive league,U14 boys. We have lost heavily the last two games and although we have worked and improved our shape and defense out of possession we give the ball away cheaply when in possession either by being under pressure or rushing the ball forwards.

does anyone have ideas on training session to help keep possession but under pressure?

thanks all

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  • Mike, when lifting sessions (from whatever source) you have to ask yourself what will my players get out of this practice, how will it help their individual needs and how does it fit into how we want to play? If you go through this reflective process it will begin to develop you as a thoughtful and effective coach. Otherwise, you are putting together your sessions but may not be maximising the development of your players. This resource should help you to begin to learn how to think, plan and implement what is best for your players. Avoid becoming dependent upon finding sessions - begin to plan your own and your development will sky rocket as you reflect and tweak your ideas. Working this way means you never have to rely on anyone and you will be on the way to becoming an independent thinker and problem solver. Give it a go:-) Pete