LEARNING BLOCK – Attacking at Speed | FOCUS – Attacking in a 1v1
TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I be comfortable in a 1v1? | PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can I attack spaces quickly?
WHY? – TECHNICAL | We started learning block #3 with an important focus in player development – the ability to beat a player in a 1v1. Attacking 1v1s occur countless times throughout a game and during Futsal this area is highlighted with extra importance, we have to encourage our players to have no fear when attempting a 1v1 and we have to show the fundamentals of how to do this successfully. During this week, we asked our players to attempt as many 1v1s as possible and asked them to find their own way of beating a defender, we showed them a few examples but ultimately it’s down to the player to decide how to beat a player when in that situation.
WHY? – PHYSICAL | Attempting to dribble quickly gives players more chance to beating defenders successfully, the ultimate aim is to attack the available space quicker than the defender. Our speed before, during and after the dribble is equally important as players show the speed and skill to not only get round the defender but also to get away from the defender before making the right choice. During this session we challenged our players to look for an available space before attempting the dribble.
TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from FC Bracknell & Berkshire Futsal Club
TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can you show combinations with your teammates to attack? | SOCIAL CHALLENGE – Can I be a good team player?
WHY? – TECHNICAL | We wrapped up our Dominating Possession learning block with games focused on keeping possession to attack. We challenged our players to take ownership of their decision-making in a game and to show a variety of different decisions on the ball. In order for individuals and teams to attack successfully, they need to be able to combine with team mates when being put under pressure and this week allowed us to watch players making the correct decisions at the right time.
WHY? – SOCIAL | During a match environment, being a positive team player is important for team development and during this session, we spoke to players about the importance of encouraging and supporting team mates when faced with failure. In every game, players are going to make mistakes and not every pass, dribble or shot will be successful so it’s important for players to encourage team mates if they find themselves in a negative mindset.
TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Badshot Lea, FC Bracknell & Berkshire Futsal Club
LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – 2v2 Games
TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can you pass forwards to attack? | PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can you find gaps and spaces to receive the ball in-between the defenders?
WHY? – TECHNICAL | 2v2 games sets a really positive learning environment for the players as they are encouraged to make their own choices within a smaller game scenario. During this session, forward and positive play linked in with our ‘Dominating Possession’ learning block and allowed our players to attempt successful forward passes to a team mate. When players are on the ball, we want to encourage them to forward pass or dribble quickly so we can attack successfully as part of a team.
WHY? – PHYSICAL | When teams are attempting to ‘Dominate Possession’, the players off the ball looking to receive are just as important as the player on the ball and when playing 2v2 games, the importance is on the receiver to help their team mate in possession. Therefore, we challenged the receivers to find gaps and spaces in-between defenders to help their partner and successfully exploit spaces behind the opponents.
TOP LEARNERS | Well done to our Top Learners below who have impressed us with their learning, these include players from Berkshire Futsal Club.
As we prepare for the end of our current learning block ‘Attacking with Speed’ next week, we can start getting excited for our February Development Days!
Our Development Days are open to Boys & Girls in the U7 – U11 age groups and will be focusing on the variety of learning outcomes that we’ve delivered during our current block.
Running between Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February at Ranelagh School in Bracknell, we welcome Boys & Girls of all abilities to join us as we also welcome players from FC Bracknell & Berkshire Futsal Club.
From 9.30am – 3.00pm, the players will be introduced to practices and games relating to ‘Attacking with Speed’, matches & free play – our weekly schedule is available to view on our social channels which will show the different learning focuses per day.
LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – Supporting Team Mates When In Possession
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can I find really good spaces & angles to help my team mates? | SOCIAL CHALLENGE – Can I show encouragement and be a good team player if my team mates loses the ball?
WHY? – PHYSICAL | This week our players were focused on what they do when they haven’t got the ball and understood how important this is when your team are in possession. We discussed the importance of being ‘alive’ when their team are in possession and what they should be doing in order to find the ball. Often, players will stand still to receive which makes you easier to mark from the opponents – instead, being on the move at all times and finding spaces and gaps to receive the ball makes you harder to mark and it’s therefore easier to find the ball. We spoke to the players about not giving up if they don’t receive after finding a great space, even the top players don’t receive the ball all of the time when they make clever movements!
WHY? – SOCIAL | How we communicate and encourage our team mates in this process is really important, as team mates and friends we have to be supportive of our players around us if they lose the ball and we must show the desire to attempt to win the ball back if our team loses possession – by being positive in these situations creates a good team spirit and allows us to learn and develop well within the team.
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.