Week 6 Review

The following 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 1

Technical session working on the mechanical breakdown of the player in possession of the ball, traveling with the ball at their feet. Multi-directional with changes of speed, helps the players conditional, coordination, and cognitive structure. Conditions and challenges are added to the practice to increase intensity of the exercise, in speed of thought and action, with opposition added later in the practice for skill acquisition. Small sided games at the end of the practice with conditions for a high repetition in dribbling during a game context.

  • Small Sided Games, Free Play, Pre-Season.

Both sessions during this week were for 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


11’s to 08’s Competitive Teams

  • Dribbling 1

Technical session working on the mechanical breakdown of the player in possession of the ball, traveling with the ball at their feet. Multi-directional with changes of speed, helps the players conditional, coordination, and cognitive structure. Conditions and challenges are added to the practice to increase intensity of the exercise, in speed of thought and action, with opposition added later in the practice for skill acquisition. Small sided games at the end of the practice with conditions for a high repetition in dribbling during a game context.

  • SSG 2

Small sided games gives the player the game insight and knowledge from a micro scale of the full 11v11 model. Players have to utilize space, recognize pressure from opposition, and develop communication throughout the team to achieve a set target. The small sided game is a possession based game in a numbers up situation of 4v3, with a target of splitting the area occupied by the 4th defender.

  • Thursdays Free Play

Free play is vitally important, and more of this is needed in youth sports. https://www.soccertoday.com/platini-soaf-let-youth-players-be-kids-they-are-not-pros-yet/ This gives empowerment to the individual player to perform with creative actions and to use the game situation to problem solve, not relying on the instructions from external sources outside of the games context.


07’s to 05’s

  • Physiological Conditioning – Agility

A fun in competition against other individual players from 3 other teams. A slalom sprint leads the player in to a small playing area, where the first player to enter collects a pinnie and becomes the ‘tagger’. The 3 remaining players must avoid getting tagged. The second set then includes the ball, where players are in a 1v1 situation with the defender. All sets and reps are adjusted for the age group, and repetitions are times to allow for rest periods.

  • Pre-Season Scrimmage

The majority of teams participate in scrimmages against other Fremont YSC teams, to further physiologically prepare for the upcoming seasons games. Playing periods are gradually extended over the weeks to increase the workload placed upon the players to reach a game realistic duration of play, while also taking in to consideration the practice cycle throughout the week. Depending on age the game periods were adjusted, and rotation made between the playing teams. While fitness is the main objective of the pre-season game, this also give teams the opportunity to optimize game insight and communication in a playing context.

  • Thursdays Free Play

Free play is vitally important, and more of this is needed in youth sports. https://www.soccertoday.com/platini-soaf-let-youth-players-be-kids-they-are-not-pros-yet/ This gives empowerment to the individual player to perform with creative actions and to use the game situation to problem solve, not relying on the instructions from external sources outside of the games context.


04’s and Older

  • Physiological Conditioning – Agility

A fun in competition against other individual players from 3 other teams. A slalom sprint leads the player in to a small playing area, where the first player to enter collects a pinnie and becomes the ‘tagger’. The 3 remaining players must avoid getting tagged. The second set then includes the ball, where players are in a 1v1 situation with the defender. All sets and reps are adjusted for the age group, and repetitions are times to allow for rest periods.

  • Pre-Season Scrimmage

The majority of teams participate in scrimmages against other Fremont YSC teams, to further physiologically prepare for the upcoming seasons games. Playing periods are gradually extended over the weeks to increase the workload placed upon the players to reach a game realistic duration of play, while also taking in to consideration the practice cycle throughout the week. Depending on age the game periods were adjusted, and rotation made between the playing teams. While fitness is the main objective of the pre-season game, this also give teams the opportunity to optimize game insight and communication in a playing context.

  • Pre-Season Scrimmage

The majority of teams participate in scrimmages against other Fremont YSC teams, to further physiologically prepare for the upcoming seasons games. Playing periods are gradually extended over the weeks to increase the workload placed upon the players to reach a game realistic duration of play, while also taking in to consideration the practice cycle throughout the week. Depending on age the game periods were adjusted, and rotation made between the playing teams. While fitness is the main objective of the pre-season game, this also give teams the opportunity to optimize game insight and communication in a playing context.


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.

Breakdown of mechanics in technique – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/technical-tactical/

Posted in Uncategorized.