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TSF Training Hub

Winter 2021

The TSF Training Hub (Formerly Inter-Academy)
The TSF Training Hub is a comprehensive and exciting new training program from TSF Academy which replaces the Inter-Academy Program. TSF coaches will train, educate, and develop ambitious and hardworking young players who have the desire to take their game to the next level.

We will launch the program this winter under the direction of technical specialist and TSF Academy head coach Paul Kenworthy.

Paul and his coaches will be implementing a 10-week, 20-hour training plan for this winter which has been developed using the clubs Attacking and Defending principles, including transition in both functions.  

The environment, which reflects our club’s standards and values, will be positive and challenging to allow us to develop players who can think quickly, understand the game, and frequently execute the correct decisions with confidence when playing the game.

How long is the training session?
The 2-hour training sessions will be intense and interactive. Through age-based learning, our progressive curriculum will be specific to improve performance in games. 

Players will be closely monitored and receive their Personal Development Plan, along with recommendations for continued development.

We believe in raising the standards of training and youth development in our area, enhancing player education through their experience, and building a level of confidence that improves them as players and people. 

Who this program is for?
Male and female players U8-U14 of all ability. This program is designed for those that want to better themselves in the game of soccer and improve their current level of play. This is a step in a long-term process of development. Only serious soccer players should enroll in this program. 

Is there Competition?
Players enrolled in the program will have opportunities to represent TSF Academy in winter and summer events. The selection process will be managed by the TSF coaches.  There is no guarantee that a player will be selected.

10 Week Winter Curriculum

ATTACKING PRINCIPLES :         

  • READ SITUATIONS OF NUMBERS UP/DOWN TO CONTROL TEMPO
  • FIRST OPTION FORWARD
  • CREATE MULTIPLE PASSING OPTIONS
  • NO SQUARE PASSES WHEN FACING OUR GOAL
  • REST DEFENSE
  • COMMUNICATION: verbal and non-verbal
  • FOLLOW UP CHANCES
  • FREEDOM TO CREATE

DEFENDING PRINCIPLES :         

  • DESIRE AND AMBITION TO WIN THE BALL
  • COUNTER PRESS / IMMEDIATE REACTION
  • READ SITUATIONS OF NUMBERS UP/DOWN AND PRESSURE ON THE BALL
  • PLAYER CLOSEST TO THE BALL PRESSURES
  • DENY SPACE
  • CREATE NUMBERS UP AROUND THE BALL
  • NO TURN
  • COMMUNICATION: verbal and non-verbal
  • REST ATTACK

About Coach Paul

Paul Kenworthy re-joins TSF Academy having previously been at the club from 2007 to 2016.  Coach Paul spent three years at Arsenal Soccer Schools as Director of Coaching before rejoining TSF.  Paul brings a wealth of experience from a playing background as well having played professionally at HVOT in Iceland and as a youth academy player at English professional clubs, Preston North End and Liverpool.  Paul is a UEFA 'B' Licensed Coach and currently working through his USSF Licenses.

Training Hub Highlights

Program Highlight:

  • We have designed the curriculum based on the elite game and give every player feedback on areas for improvement.
  • Ongoing (year-round) training program
  • Winter series: 2-hour training session per week for 10 weeks
  • Supplemental training – does not interfere with current club program
  • For all abilities U8-U14 boys and girls.  Groups will be formed to accommodate similar ability and/or age
  • Training only; competition phase will commence in Summer of 2021 in which players will be selected.  Not all players will be selected.
  • Personal Development Plan for all players
  • Evaluation for all players
  • Options for further specialized training

Program Outline

Program Outline

  • Duration: 10 weeks, 1/9- 3/13. 
  • Day: Saturdays 
  • Time: 11AM-1PM
  • Location: The Sports Factory – Indoor
  • If indoor sports ban continues into Jan-Mar, training will be held outdoor weather permitting.
  • Cost: $595

Hub Program

Please contact Coach Paul Kenworthy at pkenworthy@tsfacademy.com for more information.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Paul Kenworthy