Week 5 Review

Week 5

The following email contains information about the weeks practice. The email will outline the sessions that have been completed and what the players worked on. We have a player-centric, proactive curriculum which ensures the players will cover all the necessary mechanics, skill work, and give players a chance to be decision makers and creative players. Through the long-term development from U8 to U19, the players will pass through different stages and priorities as outlined in the program welcome meeting.

While during practice the players will be given the tools they need, if an individual wants to push on with playing at a higher level and performing to the best of their ability, practicing at home will always give them that extra edge, and we can’t encourage enough for those with passion for the sports to practice in their own time. This also avoids unnecessary over-training of structured practices continuously throughout the week.


ADP Training Pool, U8 and Competitive Ages

  • Dribbling 3

Group split in to 2, with every player in each group starting with a ball each. Inside group dribbles around outside players and back through a middle grid. Must perform skill in middle grid, and session adds challenges of getting around the most players, and targets set by the coach. Outside players work on ball manipulation. Defenders are added to increase the realism and transfer technique in to skill practice.

  • Small Sided Games

A 3v3 to 4v4 format where players play the sport. Gaining game insight and intelligence while playing the sport in a pressure free environment

10’s to 07’s Competitive Teams

  • Passing 3

Technical practice, high repletion of passing with a partner. Focus on the breakdown of the mechanics. Movement added to challenge the player and to work on the skill acquisition. Competition and challenges used to increase the intensity of the practice. Defenders add to the decision making and game insight.

  • Shooting from Distance

In small groups players perform multiple strikes from distance. Receiving the ball players use their first touch to open the hips and create an approached step up to the ball. Target is to score a number of points through scoring goals and being on target. Transition to skill by having passing player step forward and press the ball. Small sided game completes the session with multiple scoring from different targets.

  • Small Sided Games

A 3v3 to 4v4 format where players play the sport. Gaining game insight and intelligence while playing the sport in a pressure free environment

06’s to 04’s

  • Fitness with the ball, Passing

Working in groups of four with one ball per group, players release the ball in a pass to then sprint through a gate at the opposite end of the playing area. Upon returning to the playing area that player is again active to be involved in the passing and moving. Progressions involve having a defender from another group put pressure on the decision making of the players with a burpee forfeit for the team of three losing possession to the one defender. As always, a small sided game to finish with conditions to match that of the practice topic, passing. Numbers up game where players have three options to score, encouraging ball movement to switch points of attack to exploit space. Intensity of session continues to be high due to the numerical advantage of the team in

  • Fitness with the ball, Turning and Acceleration

The session works on the players reaction time and acceleration from being static. Faced against a partner the session progresses through several starts from straight forward calls, multi directional calls with contradicting visual cues, and ball movement challenges to 1v1. This anaerobic challenge of hitting full speed as quickly as possible is achieved with greater success by the challenge of a second player to be the chaser. Competition greatly increases the speed of the athlete, rather than straight forward individual sprints.

03’s and Older

  • Fitness with the ball, Turning and Acceleration

The session works on the players reaction time and acceleration from being static. Faced against a partner the session progresses through several starts from straight forward calls, multi-directional calls with contradicting visual cues, and ball movement challenges to 1v1. This anaerobic challenge of hitting full speed as quickly as possible is achieved with greater success by the challenge of a second player to be the chaser. Competition greatly increases the speed of the athlete, rather than straight forward individual sprints.

  • Preseason Scrimmage

Arranged scrimmages within the club where age groups scrimmage against each other for the purpose of preseason fitness. Variable age groups also provides high repetition in either attacking or defending. Duration of halves increases as more scrimmages are played, initially broken down in to thirds, increasing to halves and eventually full duration.

  • Preseason Scrimmage

Arranged scrimmages within the club where age groups scrimmage against each other for the purpose of preseason fitness. Variable age groups also provides high repetition in either attacking or defending. Duration of halves increases as more scrimmages are played, initially broken down in to thirds, increasing to halves and eventually full duration.

 

Every session is structured to facilitate all four pillars of the players development, and to include challenges, targets, and competition to get players to push themselves further. We are a program that heavily focuses on the players individual development, and not to get caught up in the race for trophies and excessive travel to unnecessary tournaments. If you ever have any questions about the Fremont YSC philosophy, and the proactive curriculum, we are always available to answer.

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