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Academy Centre Review - Week 5

November 5, 2018

Academy Centre Review

Session Date: Monday 29th October 2018

Learning Block: Ball Mastery

Session Focus: Technical Carousel


As we come into the final two weeks of our Ball Mastery learning block, our Technical Carousel week gives our players the chance to experience a variety of different technical based challenges to be played competitively within their groups.


WHAT: Each coach was assigned a different technical practice to put on for the groups - 1v1s, 2v2s, Ball Control, Shooting & Receiving, each group spent between 12-15 minutes on each technical station before moving on to the next. At the end of each station, winners were chosen either through points or effort shown in the practice/game. 


HOW: Each technical station was based around a technical outcome & winning points based on achieving this technical outcome. For example, our 1v1 game was based around pannas & skills in tights areas to beat the defender. Our 2v2 game focused on scoring through 3 different goals via a pass or dribble. Our shooting game focused on different types of finishes in different goals. Our Ball Control practice used a variety of different body combinations to control the ball. Finally, our receiving station focused on different first touches in different areas. 


WHY: The technical development of our players is so important to lay the correct foundations in how they will play in the future, and placing them in enjoyable & competitive games against other players motivates them to try harder & be better in how they play & train. It also allows our players to understand their personal areas for improvement if they feel they need to improve in a certain technical area, and by placing them in a technical carousel lets them understand their owns needs for progression.



Well done to our Players of the Week below who stood out within their groups.


Tonight is the last week of our Ball Mastery learning block as we play a Football Tennis Tournament for our groups.


If your son/daughter is interested in experiencing our Academy Centre, we offer a free two-week trial for all new players. To receive a Welcome Pack, please email info@e-p-c.co.uk.




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