This program was known last year as "futsal." Since we are playing on turf rather than a hard court, we are no longer calling it futsal but instead "Small-Sided Games."
Small-sided games allow players to constantly concentrate on the attacking and defensive principles of play. Since possessions are short and players are always near the play, players are consistently engaged in attacking, defending, transition play, or goal scoring.
This constant participation is FUN! It also accelerates player development since they are receiving enjoyable, competitive touches.
Why are small-sided games a great training method?
Technical control and decision making speed are improved through small-sided games.
Street Soccer is a new program! Much like our Small-Sided Game program, players participating in Street Soccer will be encouraged to play, but in this program, more training takes place.
Each week, we'll target a specific technical skill. Players will be taught this skill from a whole, part, whole methodology. This allows for players to work through the mechanics of the skill at their own pace. Once the skill is understood, pressure is applied in a technical game. This could include 1v1s, 2v1s, or 2v2s. The session ends with a 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 scrimmage where players will collect points not only goals scored but also for the application of the specific technical skill taught that day.