Coach Mo’s Summer 2013 Camp Curriculum
5:30 to 6:00 PM Fundamental Footwork /Ball Control
Each player will be given the opportunity to work alone with a ball and develop the vital skills that lead to better ball control. Repetition of fun activities is the key here. Players will develop techniques of juggling, tricks, and ball manipulation with both feet. Add to these techniques a range of specific turns and moves, appropriate to player age and ability, and it is easy to see how this will impact player performance on the field.
6:00 to 6:30 PM Passing
Passing is one of the key elements of the game of soccer. The session will focus on each player’s passing technique. Players will focus on different types of passing including long and short passes, passes to a player, passes to space, driven, and lofted passes. This module can be combined with possession.
6:30 to 6:45 PM SNACK BREAK
6:45 TO 7:20 PM Small Sided Games / Possession Of The Ball In Small Space
(1v1, 2v2, 3v2, & 5v5)
Small sided games modify the large sided game without losing the essence of soccer. They are utilized to help players make the transition from drills and exercises to real game situations. Smaller teams and a reduced playing area allows for greater involvement in the game, with more touches, dribbles, and passes allowing for a positive learning experience. In a game where learning by doing is important, players develop both attacking and defending skills in the small sided game environment.
Players will go beyond the keep-away exercises and find out why possession is important. To be truly effective a team’s possession must have attacking intent and not be possession for possession’s sake…
7:25 to 8:00 PM GAME TIME
They get to play the game!
FRIDAY: MAKE-UP FOR RAIN DAY(S)
PLEASE REMEMBER “YOUR CHILD WANTS TO HAVE FUN!”
“It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Children play for the fun of playing.”