EDP Futures

STAFF HANDBOOK

EFFECTIVE SESSION PLANNING

PRIMARY CONTACT(S)
DIRECTOR OF COACHING

ATTACKING PRINCIPLES

TSF Academy Coaches will be expected to plan sessions in line with the periodization/annual plan put into place by the Director of Coaching and Zone One Director. 

 

Teams will be analyzed, evaluated and reviewed based on our club principles of play (see below) - training sessions should always be working towards these goals and style of play.

 

  • READ SITUATIONS OF NUMBERS UP/DOWN TO CONTROL TEMPO
     

  • FIRST OPTION FORWARD (pass, run with or without the ball)
     

  • CREATE MULTIPLE PASSING OPTIONS (so player in possession can play forward to break lines, or the way he’s facing on 45 degree angles, underneath
     

  • NO SQUARE PASSES WHEN FACING OUR GOAL
     

  • REST DEFENSE (always have numbers up on opponent around the ball, when in possession and on player closest to our own goal)
     

  • COMMUNICATION (verbal and non verbal: MAN ON, TURN, ….)
     

  • FOLLOW UP CHANCES
     

  • DESIRE & AMBITION TO GET NUMBERS IN BOX
     

  • FREEDOM TO CREATE 
     

 

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All Academy Coaches will be expected to plan ALL training sessions using Sports Session Planner.

 

DEFENDING PRINCIPLES

  • DESIRE AND AMBITION TO WIN THE BALL
     

  • COUNTER PRESS / IMMEDIATE REACTION
     

  • READ SITUATIONS OF NUMBERS UP/DOWN AND PRESSURE ON THE BALL (body shape) covering and recovery defending.
     

  • PLAYER CLOSEST TO THE BALL PRESSURES (while taking away at least one passing option)
     

  • DENY SPACE (around ball, between lines and us/opponent)
     

  • CREATE NUMBERS UP AROUND THE BALL (when opponent is facing their own goal, heavy controlled touches, bad passes, every 50/50 and aerial duel)
     

  • NO TURN (do not allow opponent to turn when facing their own goal)
     

  • COMMUNICATION (verbal and non verbal: organization, making play predictable for players in each line/area of field)
     

  • REST ATTACK (players high up the field are tuned into being options when possession is won or anticipating 50/50 balls

 

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