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McDonalds Club Development Programme

Coaches from Clachnacuddin FC and Merkinch FA attended an in-service on the small-sided game format at Millburn Academy, Inverness last week. The practical demonstrations for 5-8 and 9-12 year olds highlighted warm ups, drills and game related practices that are the key components for developing young players – all relative to age and stage of development.

This was followed up with an 11-a-side shaping session with the under 14s and under 15s at Charleston Community Complex where the theme was ‘the defending principles of the 4-4-2 system of play’. This focused on looking at the importance of correct positioning in relation to the ball, the goal and the movement of the opposition. Once again we would like to give a big thank you to the coaches and the players who attended.