Sports Club Technical Director

Sam Medeiros

SPORTS CLUB MANAGER

Martine Eleuteri

Junior RDP

U6/U7 Training Development Program
Learning the Game – Fundamentals

The Junior Rep Development Program is an extra weekly technical session available to our house-league players looking to transition into our Rep Development Program at the U8 age group.  The sessions are more technical in nature than the house-league practices, and are led by Coach Mamadou (who coaches in the Rep Development Program) and Coach Silviu (our Sports Club Manager & Soccer Technical Director).

Below is more information on the program, including details on our development model, curriculum, and the program’s dates.

OUR MISSION 

  • To develop skilled, confident and creative players.  The Coach as a FACILITATOR & TEACHER. The players as decision makers
  • To make the game Fun to practice and play. “Serious Fun”- A combination of positive Environment and Challenging Practices
  • To teach good sportsmanship and Respect for all. Strong values, Good Character, Good Competitor, Good Citizen
  • To value winning but not more than character and performance. Player Development is more important than Short Term results

OUR “MODEL” 

FOUR CORNER DEVELOPMENT MODEL:

Technical Physical 
Dribbling
Running with the ball
Ball Control
Shooting
Passing & Receiving
Speed
Basic Motor Skills
PerceptionAwareness
Agility
Balance & Coordination
Social-EmotionalPsychological-Mental 
Communication
Respect-Discipline
Cooperation
Listening
Self-Confidence
Motivation
Self-Control
Determination

JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM – Technical

(Warm-up with Ball – Agility, Reaction, Coordination, Technical – Game-Related Practice – 4v4/5v5 SSG Free Play, Cool Down)

  • Week 1:   Ball Familiarity
                   Develop ability to Control the Ball
  • Week 2:   Dribbling To Create Space
                   Cuts, Turns, Change Direction and Pace
  • Week 3:   Dribbling Going to Goal to Beat Defenders (1v1)
                   Fakes, Feints and Moves
  • Week 4:   Shooting Technique
                   Finishing
  • Week 5:   Tournament Play
                   Game Awareness
  • Week 6:   Passing and Receiving
                   First Touch
  • Week 7:   Combining with Teammates
                   Introduce combination plays with two or three players
  • Week 8:   Defending Principles
                   Introduce simple defending skills
                   1v1 challenging the ball carrier to regain possession
  • Week 9:   Attacking Principles
                   Introduce simple attacking combination skills
                   2v2 challenge the 1st defender using the 2nd attacker for support
  • Week 10:  Tournament Play
                   Game Awareness

Practice sessions are planned so that they involve a Warm-up, a Physical an introduction to the Technique, a progression of the Technique Game Related, and a Scrimmage Game.  The sessions will focus on the development of technique in ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting and introduction to defending / attacking skills. The majority of the exercises at this stage will focus on the 1v1 and 2v2 model (FUNDAMENTALS). 

All players will be given a written Junior Training Assessment Report at the end of the program.

The Progression of Player Development part of our Jr. RDP is concentrated on:

BALL MASTERY   The Foundation-Touch, Control, Confidence
1v1 MOVESIndividual Skill to keep possession, Dribbling, Change of direction, Feints, Stops and starts
RECEIVING and PASSINGTeam work skills
SPEEDMental and Physical speed with & without the ball- Acceleration, Reaction, and Decision Making
FINISHINGFocus, Timing, Courage, Concentration, Striking
GROUP PLAYPutting ALL together-Group Defence, Fast break Attack, Combination Play

JUNIOR RDP PRACTICE OBJECTIVES

TECHNICAL (50%)
Introduce basic individual techniques

PHYSICAL (30%)
Develop agility, balance, coordination with or without the ball

SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL (20%)
Create positive learning environment – Increase confidence with the ball –Playing with the teammates

TACTICAL (0%)
NO tactical objectives at this stage.

PROGRAM TIMELINE & REGISTRATION

2021 Jr RDP Outdoor Details:

Tentative Weekly Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm @ De La Salle College 

Tentative Monthly Schedule: June 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29   July 6,8,13,15,20,22,27,29  August 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26,31  September 2,7,9,14,16,21,23,28,30

Program fee: $650

Registration Link: https://mooredale.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=HOME  

To learn more about the program schedule and registration details, please contact Martine Eleuteri, Mooredale Sports Club Manager at meleuteri@mooredale.on.ca