As far as quality work in football is concerned, the coach has to be well versed in various fields. Contrary to working with younger age groups, the coach has to understand the laws of physical form in U17 and U19 age groups, because in these age divisions the importance of results comes to the fore. On the basis of understanding the laws of optimal form, the coach can plan activities in different periods of competition season.
The purpose of this diploma thesis is to present the main topics that the coach has to know and understand in order to conduct a quality training process of U17 and U19 age groups. He/she also influences the development of physical abilities and special football knowledge of players. Therefore, the characteristics of biological, physical and sexual development of the youth are presented in the first part of the diploma thesis. On the basis of the level of development, the coach has to adjust the content of training. The diploma thesis then focuses on the technique, tactics, shape, teaching methods, leading the process of training and cyclicality in detail. With their knowledge and understanding of their influences on the performance of an individual and a team, the coach is able to develop special football elements and physical abilities methodically and intentionally, which has an effect on the player’s football knowledge and the formation of physical form.
The second part of the diploma thesis focuses on the practical demonstration of how to use theoretical knowledge in the process of training. Yearly, seasonal, monthly (mesocycle) and weekly (microcycle) plan, the example of preliminary period (macrocycle) and the planning of training itself are discussed in detail. The teaching of tactics in attack and defence as well as the development of physical abilities are presented methodologically and practically through different exercises.