It starts with stability exercises and warm-up routines to bring the tired bones of the players up to the right temperature. That is followed by a few pass relays. Finally, there is work in small groups on developing chances in the final third and on build-up play prior to a shot on goal.
This typical training session undertaken in March by Kickers Offenbach was viewed both by the usual interested fans and by a group of 22 football coaches from America. During a two-week course in which the visitors gained knowledge about technique, tactics and fitness, they ultimately also acquired the German Football Association's C-Licence. This qualification imparts the basic tactical and organisational skills required to train children and adults at the intermediate and lower amateur level.