Do you want your team to play an attractive style of soccer, be competitive and have fun in the process?
Are you truly looking to have your players go to the next level and develop into intelligent soccer players?
You need to talk to us.
We truly believe in developing high soccer IQ players in every youth team that we train. We help players understand proper spacing in relation to his teammates, opponents, and the ball. We teach youth teams how to maximize the use of the field and how to synchronize their movements to orchestrate a very potent attack each time they go down the field.
The technical level of the team is not important. We believe we can implement a possession style of play to any youth team, from the lowest to the most elite level of play.
Environment and Culture
Establishing a proper training environment and team culture is critical to our training methods. The FTA trainers/coaches will set clear, non-negotiable expectations and are consistent in the enforcement of those expectations.
- Their focus, and
- How hard they work.
In return, the FTA trainers will foster an environment where each player will have fun and will learn something at every session. In fact we take pride in creating a training environment that is both enjoyable and challenging.
Player and Team Development
Some believe that training and coaching a possession style of play is to focus primarily on passing and receiving while neglecting other parts of the game.
When done well this is an approach that must consider ALL phases of the game. A well run program teaches players when and how to defend, what to do with the ball once they have it, and what to do when they lose it.
It is complete accountability in all moments of the game. That is why players developed in this system are seen to have high soccer intelligence; they know what to do in nearly any given situation!
Players in possession system must:
- Know when to speed the game up and when to slow it down
- When to press and when to delay
- Be able to recognize if an opponent is balanced or unbalanced
- Identify numbers up opportunities (1v1, 2v1, 3v2) and exploit them
- Recognize when something is not on and circulate the ball
- Recognize when to attack space
We also put a lot of emphasis on when not in possession
- Players taught to hunt, not chase (work smart)
- Work on body shape when pressing the ball (guide the ball movement)
- Awareness of triggers (player receiving ball poorly, head down, closed body position) of when to attack aggressively