FA Four Corner Model

The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer:

  • Physical
  • Technical
  • Psychological
  • Social

By providing training sessions with a long term development goal and elements of these four corners a coach will help children to develop more than just their football skills, they will help them to gain confidence, build self esteem, learn to work as a team and improve their decision making.

Below is an example of the four corners model, which illustrates some of the targets of a typical training session. The overriding consideration should be that each session consists of an element of each of the four corners to be beneficial to all.

Technical Psychological
Dribbling
Running with the ball
Ball control
Support play
Engage in competitive play
Recognise their own success
Attacking
Defending
Use of Imagination
Greater experience of different environments
Physical Social
Agility
Balance
Co-ordination
Speed of Movement
Running
Jumping
Throwing
Range of movement patterns
Communication (verbal /non Verbal)
Collaborating
Competing
Team work
Greater experience of different environments

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