Surfaces – Incorporating all parts of the foot on their own, and then in combination with others
Turns – Change of direction with the ball to turn away from defender or to face the defender in order to attack them one v one
Moves – Simple but effective techniques used in attacking one v one situations
Passing and Receiving - Basic passing technique combined with use of different surfaces to receive ball
Speed Dribbling – Combining techniques of Surfaces and Moves at speed
Ball Striking – Basic ball striking technique
V’s – Movement of ball in v-shape to change direction or create space in preparation for next movement
Ball Striking/Shooting – Use of ball striking technique in combination with other ball movements
Player Development Training Objective
To provide weekly individual technical training sessions.
To be conducted by professional trainers training, this program places an emphasis on the development of footskills and using various surfaces of the feet to maintain possession, change directions, evade defenders, etc.
ON THE FIELD, sessions will consist of an active warm-up and technical skills introduction / practice to be followed by a progression of small-sided activities and games designed to encourage the player's application of technical skills.
Players are split up into two age groups 8-10 and 11 & older to facilitate training in the most age/ability appropriate settings.
Please have players to sessions 5 minutes early and be sure to bring water.
Players need to bring a ball and are required to wear shin guards.
Conditions permitting, all sessions will take place on the Upper Field at Independence Park.