ADP Program Format

Weekly Format
 
Practices
2x 60 minute practices a week
 
Games
Mixture of 4v4 and 5v5 games on a Saturday
 
Festivals
In-house and game days vs other local clubs
 
Why Small Side Games
 
The goal of VSA is by using 4v4/5v5 small sided games we will eventually recreate the playing environments for our children in which the world’s greatest players first
learned and developed the skill required to be top-level performers:
 
 – Plenty of individual possession, ball control and touches
 – Trying new skills without fear, ridicule, or recrimination
 – Taking players on and challenging defenders
 – Little or no pressure from significant others
 – A vibrant, creative and fun atmosphere
 
Statistics do not lie  - Taken From Manchester United Pilot Scheme
 
On Average 4v4/5v5 versus 7v7/8v8 had:
 
1. 135% more passes
2. 260% more Scoring Attempts
3. 500% more Goals Scored
4. 225% more 1v1 Encounters 
5. 280% more Dribbling Skills (tricks)
 
Transition to U9 travel
 
The U8 program will provide a great transition to U9 Travel Soccer. Instead of playing with 7 players on the field, offside and referees, we can better control the
environment with fewer players on the field (5v5), providing more touches on the ball in a game situation and more of a focus on using skill and working on
fundamentals we practiced during the week. The U8 program will ultimately prepare the players better for U9 Travel and beyond.
 
 
 
 

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