FA DNA Youth Development Phase Roadshow

Thu Feb 7 2019


York College

Delivered by: FA Youth Development Phase Lead Graeme Carrick

Fee: £5 (no refunds given)

This is for all coaches of all age groups but in particular 12-16


Stay on the ball, master the ball

Develop a mastery of the ball and the confidence to try new things.

Excite with the ball and seek creative solutions

Be exciting and positive in possession, playing with individuality and with elements of disguise and surprise.

Connect and combine creatively with others

Combine creatively and intelligently with others to create and score goals.


Positive and enthusiastic defending

Enjoy winning the ball back, be difficult to beat 1v1 and look to start attacks when you get the ball.

Intelligent defending

Be positive and confident in your positioning and ability to win the ball. Be alert when the opposition have possession.

Master a variety of defensive techniques and roles

Enjoy defending in a variety of roles and develop a range of techniques to regain possession.


Instinctive decision-making

React quickly and positively when the ball is won or lost and have a range of individual options and actions.

Positive and intelligent attacking reactions

Have a positive attitude when possession is regained, travelling quickly with and without the ball. Take every opportunity to attack, create and score goals.

Positive and intelligent defensive reactions

Try to win the ball back quickly and prevent opponents from starting attacks. Be proactive when the ball is lost and have confidence in your ability to defend.

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