At this stage of soccer, players begin to experience a team focused environment. Up until now we've spent several hours with the ball at our feet working at our own pace, now it's time to speed up the games and have the kids start thinking a little quicker. A lot of our small-sided games begin to keep score, this creates a little competition between the players and helps them play at a faster speed.
Faster gameplay means more touches on the ball while under pressure, ultimately helping players make decisions for themselves and their team mates. These sessions are all about long term development- we want to show these players how beautiful this sport is. Win or lose.
Technique: Experiment with the qualities of a bouncing ball and running with the ball. Passing with the inside foot, receiving balls with the instep, and outside of foot. Driving the ball.
Fitness: Keep soccer enjoyable to foster a desire to play. Working in groups of three, four or five. Increase in responsibility, sensitivity, how to win or lose gracefully, and fair play.
Psychology: Endurance, range of motion, flexibility and running mechanics. Fitness activities done with the ball.
Tactics: 1 v 1 defending, 2 v 1 attacking, playing a variety of different positions.
|Sunday||11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Bayview and Elgin Mills||TBA
|Tuesday||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Bathurst and King||TBA
|Thursday||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Bathurst and Major Mackenzie||TBA
There will be no training on the following dates: