Soccer Camps - Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge - FFTW Development

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Hope you are all doing well.

Our eighth week is officially in the bag with the 6-7/8-9 groups working on 2 v 1 overloads and our 10-13's working on attacking in overload situations.

Here are the coaching points below:

6-7/8-9 Age Groups:

2 v. 1 Overloads

- Decision Making - is it better to take the player on 1 v 1 or is my teammate open for a pass to attack in a better position
- Attack with speed
- Take the defender to one side to create space for teammate on the other side
- Combination play (1-2's, overlaps etc.)
- Drag the defenders out to create space for other teammates

10-13 Age Group:

2 v. 1/3 v. 2 Overloads - progressed match scenarios

- Awareness of when you have an overload in a game
- Decision Making - is it better to take the player on 1 v 1 or is my teammate open for a pass to attack in a better position
- Attack with speed
- Take the defenders to one side to create space for teammate on the other side, this can be done in both a 2 v 1 or 3 v 2 situation
- Combination play (1-2's, overlaps etc.)
- Drag the defenders out to create space for other teammates

6-7/8-9 Age Group:

Comments from Coaches

For these two age groups, the biggest things we were trying to get across was decision making of whether it is better to take the player on directly or to pass the ball to your teammate who is either open or in a better position. One thing that needs to be remembered is that to create space for your teammate, you need the defender to come to you so you want to drag the defender out to you and then if you are going to pass to do it then.

For the 8-9 group, a key focus was on the combinations used to get past defenders and to get more confident in using the overlaps and 1-2's.

10-13 Age Group:

Comments from Coaches

Overall we had some decent displays from most players but one of the biggest things missing from the session was speed and desire. On top of this, decision making was not very good in the beginning as players either took too long or didnt make the correct pass with the correct weight needed or played to the right space for the player to attack into (play to feet or in space - in most cases this would be in space so they can attack forward).

Another thing that needs to be worked on is dragging defenders out to create space for your teammates and if you can, to overload one side so that your teammate who is the extra will be open on the other side.

Quicker decision making, more combinations, and attacking with speed makes all the difference.

Well done to all


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