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2018 SMALL GROUP TRAINING

ABOUT SMALL GROUPS (SGS)

'Small Group Sessions' are open to all PSV Union FC players (& non PSV Union FC players subject to approval from club) seeking to improve various aspects of their game in addition to regular team practice sessions and games. SGS allows our coaches to further develop players technical skills (how to do it) as well as tactical implementation (when and where). These sessions rarely allow for game play as these are supplementary sessions for players already getting considerable playing time with their own clubs/teams in games and trainings. Our main focus is to help players improve ball mastery/comfort on the ball which develops confidence and leads to better decision making and improved movement off the ball. 

The focus of these session include....
 
INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL TRAINING
Development and repetition of a variety of techniques: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, speed of footwork are essential to helping players play at the highest levels. Technical development takes many years to fully develop skills that differentiate players and pursuit of excellent and proficiency is never ending as players are constantly developing. 
 
SHOOTING/STRIKING 
* surfaces: bending, chipping, full/half/side volley, instep, placing 
* input and output' -contact point
* improve rotation/power/placement involving use of arms, hips, commitment step 
 
COLLECTIVE TRAINING
Learning sophisticated combination play between several players requires repetition and the chance to attempt the movements, timing, insights, intuition and reactions in multiple player exercises. We use semi-active to passive defenders to simulate resistance and obstacles found in game situations. 
 
Other areas covered: 
 
  • Dribbling: Running with the ball/Guiding the ball/mobility 
  • Finishing:  Bending, driving, volleying, heading, etc. 
  • Passing: delivery (all surfaces) weight & intent of pass
  • Receiving: aerial and surface (all parts of body)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Format:

Progress can best be made with consistent and regular practice attendance and a focus on building upon skills and techniques learned each week. If players are unable to sign up for the whole season, we may be able to arrange a modified schedule. Players may or may not be grouped according to age, size, ability.  Much of the material all players need to work on. It's not uncommon to find players  grouped 2-3 years apart as the sessions are not designed for players to compete with one another so age and level of play is not a relevant factor in grouping as many college and professional players often join in sessions with our 10 and 12 year olds. Individual technical development/training should not be confused with athletic prowess/age. There are many smaller/younger players who are as good, if not better than older, bigger players who have may have missed out on technical development when they were younger. Because the players are not competing in practice with one another, the main area of focus is individual development. 

Training Days:

Contact us for more information.  manager@psvunion.org

Locations:

Jordan Middle School or Mayfield Soccer Complex, unless stated otherwise. 

Duration: 

1.5 hours of actual training. Players should arrive 10 mins prior to prepare and remain 10 mins after to cool down.


PAYMENT-COSTS

COST: inquire at manager@psvunion.org 
 
1: Contact us with your choice of days and times
2: Await confirmation
3: Send Payment (Send in a check or use PayPal for credit card. To pay by check be sure to indicate on your check what your payment reflects (e.g. Small Groups Fall 2018). Installment plans accepted upon prior agreement)

PSV UNION TRYOUT RELEASE FORM

TRYOUT RELEASE FORM FOR NON PSV UNION PLAYERS