Session Review – Attacking in a 1v1

Session Review – Attacking in a 1v1

SESSION REVIEW

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

NEXT SESSION | Attacking in a 2v2


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Session Review – 3v3 Games

Session Review – 3v3 Games

SESSION REVIEW

LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – Possession Focused Games

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

NEXT SESSION | Attacking in a 1v1


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Session Review – 2v2 Games

Session Review – 2v2 Games

SESSION REVIEW

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.

NEXT SESSION | 3v3s


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Session Review – Supporting Teammates In Possession

Session Review – Supporting Teammates In Possession

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 25th November ’19

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.

NEXT SESSION | 2v2s


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Session Review – Using Teammates In Possession

Session Review – Using Teammates In Possession

SESSION REVIEW – W/C 18th November ’19

LEARNING BLOCK – Dominating Possession | FOCUS – Using Team Mates When In Possession

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – Can I support my team mates quickly with a pass? | PHYSICAL CHALLENGE – Can I scan for available team mates under pressure?

WHY? – TECHNICAL | The speed of our decision-making in Futsal is hugely important for individual and team success, it allows us to attack quickly which will result in more chances created and it also allows us to counter-attack quickly at the right time. This week focused on supporting team mates around us with a forward pass and players were challenged to make this decision as quickly as possible before our team mates were marked and therefore unavailable – the speed of our decision, the weight and speed of pass and our direction of pass were highlighted as being the important fundamentals of this process.

WHY? – PHYSICAL| Knowing what’s around you and who’s around you allows us to be confident that we’re making the right decision but doing this when an opponent is putting you under pressure takes fantastic bravery on the ball. Our players were encouraged to scan whilst being put under pressure and by keeping your eyes on the ball and the players around you builds awareness and confidence in these situations.

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 | Supporting Teammates When In Possession


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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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