Session Review – W/C 11th November ’19

Session Review – W/C 11th November ’19

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 11th November ’19

LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – Staying Calm Under Pressure

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I be technically comfortable under pressure? | PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can I use my body to protect the ball under pressure?

WHY? – TECHNICAL | Continuing with our under pressure sessions, this week was focused on the technical decisions we have when under pressure. To allow us to make the correct decision, we have to understand the surroundings before knowing what decision to take and doing this under pressure is sometimes difficult during the period of learning. Our players are encouraged to stay calm under pressure and during this ‘calmness’ we can make our decisions, the decisions we face when on the ball is whether to pass, dribble or shoot and we must come to the correct decision in a positive mindset – our positive mindset includes staying calm & comfortable under pressure and believing that you can do it! The more comfortable we are under pressure, the more chances we have of keeping the ball for our team, making the right individual decisions and becoming a better player!

WHY? – PHYSICAL| During the time of being pressured from an opponent, we can use our body to buy us some time – if a player is trying to tackle us from behind or the side, we can use our body to protect the ball from the opponent by using ourselves as the block. If we can block successfully and put our body in-between the ball and the opponent, this gives us an extra 1 or 2 seconds that we may need on the ball before making our decision. We encouraged our players to protect the ball fairly by using their upper & lower body and their arms – it’s important for players to understand the difference in protecting the ball and not making a foul by ‘pushing’ their opponent.

HOME LEARNING | Our players are now on Activity #2 which includes an aerial first touch challenge and observing some great goals from a Futsal game on YouTube, we’ll show you the great work done by our players on social media soon!

TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Berkshire Futsal Club and FC Bracknell.

NEXT SESSION | W/C 25th November ’19 = Using Teammates When In Possession


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SESSION REVIEW – W/C 4th November ’19

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 4th November ’19

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 4th November ’19

LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – Passing & Receiving Under Pressure

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I pass & receive under pressure? | PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGE – Am I checking my shoulders regularly to be aware of opponents & space?

WHY? – TECHNICAL | We started our ‘Dominating Possession’ learning block with a series of sessions focused on how we develop players whilst under pressure. Playing under pressure is a fundamental part of becoming a player who is comfortable in possession and makes the correct choice whilst being pressured from an opponent. If players are in a mindset of panicking or rushing their decision when an opponent puts them under pressure, they are not setting the key foundations for future progression, we develop our players to stay calm and not to panic in pressurised situations which encourages them to play relaxed at all times.

WHY? – PSYCHOLOGICAL| Regularly checking shoulders allows players to take lots of pictures during the game – in possession, they need to take pictures of their surroundings in order for them to look for opponents and spaces when on the ball, this allows them to make the correct choice whilst under pressure as they’re aware of what’s in front and behind them. If players don’t check their shoulders enough during the game, this will ultimately make their decision harder when on the ball which in turn could slow the game down and increase the chances of losing possession.

HOME LEARNING | Our players are now on Activity #2 which includes an aerial first touch challenge and observing some great goals from a Futsal game on YouTube, we’ll show you the great work done by our players on social media soon!

TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Berkshire Futsal Club and FC Bracknell.

NEXT SESSION | W/C 11th November ’19 = Staying Calm Under Pressure


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New Partner Club – Badshot Lea FC!

New Partner Club – Badshot Lea FC!

INTRODUCING A NEW PARTNER CLUB!

We’re delighted to be welcoming a new Partner Club to PlayFutsal as we deliver a Futsal programme for Badshot Lea Football Club!

Badshot Lea have always carried a fantastic reputation within the local football community by providing an inclusive football offer for 5-18 year olds as part of their Colts programme. Their senior section, based near Farnham have recently just moved into a brand new ground which signals their intent for future development and progression – we’re really excited to play a part in their new era by providing Futsal sessions for their players during the week and school holiday periods, this will further enhance the club’s player pathway and reputation within the local area.    

We’re starting our Badshot Lea journey by offering our Futsal programme to U7 – U10 players every Monday at Farnham Heath End School, starting Monday 9th December 2019 – our U7 & U8 programme will be delivered between 6.00pm – 7.00pm and our U9 & U10 programme will be 7.00pm – 8.00pm.  

All players are welcome to attend a two-week free trial to experience the programme before joining, if your child is interested in joining us, you can book their place online via our website, www.play-futsal.co.uk/book-online.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new players to PlayFutsal and supporting them during their development!

For more information regarding Badshot Lea and what they offer in the local area, you can visit their website, Twitter & Facebook on the links below.

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Session Review – W/C 21st October ’19

Session Review – W/C 21st October ’19

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 21st OCTOBER ’19

LEARNING BLOCK – Perfecting Technique | FOCUS – Striking

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I shoot with both my inside and laces? | SOCIAL CHALLENGE – Can I communicate with team mates to receive the ball?

WHY? – TECHNICAL | Having the ability to finish with different parts of the foot is very important for the development of young players and this week our players were challenged to finish with different parts of both feet. What makes this week even more important is the environment that we set at PlayFutsal, we want our players to understand that failing is ok and is a learning process for future development, therefore, if players have a effort and miss, that is absolutely fine! This session was all about encouraging players to try a different type of finish to add to their game and if the shot missed the target, try again!

WHY? – SOCIAL| Being in the right place to finish isn’t all about being individual, chances are mostly created from assists by team mates who have shown a top dribble or pass, therefore this social challenge was important for our players to understand how we can communicate with team mates to combine in front of goal. If our team mate can’t see us in a space, could be due to an opponent or the referee being in the eye-line for example, we have to communicate clearly to work together before we create a chance on goal.

HOME LEARNING | Our players are now on Activity #2 which includes an aerial first touch challenge and observing some great goals from a Futsal game on YouTube, we’ll show you the great work done by our players on social media soon!

TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Berkshire Futsal Club and FC Bracknell.

NEXT SESSION | W/C 4th November ’19 = Passing & Receiving Under Pressure


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Session Review – W/C 14th October ’19

Session Review – W/C 14th October ’19

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 14th OCTOBER ’19

LEARNING BLOCK – Perfecting Technique | FOCUS – Receiving on both feet

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I receive on both feet comfortably? | PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can I receive the ball on the move?

WHY? – TECHNICAL | As we continue with our Perfecting Technique learning block, we want our players to recognise the importance of technique within Futsal and why it’s so important to use both feet comfortably. This week, players were challenged to receive the ball on both feet using their inside, outside and sole – this allows players to maintain possession for their team before they make their choice to pass, dribble or shoot. We discussed the importance of controlling the ball first before making a decision and not rushing a decision by not controlling the ball which then gives away possession.

WHY? – PHYSICAL| Receiving the ball on the move increases and maintains the tempo of attacks and/or keeping possession – during Futsal, the tempo and intensity of play gives more attacking opportunities, if a first touch is slow, it gives the opponents an opportunity to take possession. During this week, players were challenged to receive on the move and to make a decision quickly as opposed to receiving standing still and decreasing the tempo of the game.

HOME LEARNING | Our players are currently on Activity #1 which is focused on Ball Control Combinations, this is the final week of Activity #1 before Activity #2 is sent to players.

TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Berkshire Futsal Club and FC Bracknell.

NEXT SESSION | W/C 21st October ’19 = Striking


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