Skills Centre

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SPDSA SKILLS CENTRE

Technical, Physical, Mental and Social player development

For Who?

  • U5-U6 Players - Active Start Program, “Me and My Ball”
  • U7-U8 Players - FUNdamentals Program, “Me and My Friend”
  • U9-U10 Players - Learning to Train Program, “The Start of Us”
  • U11-U12 Players - Learning to Train Program, “The Start of Us”
  • U13-14 Players - Soccer For Life Program, “Play for Life”
  • U10-U16 Goalkeepers

 Philosophy

  • The Skill Centre focus is on individual player development.
  • Keen players need a program designed to deliver more training hours, in a structured environment, with skilled coaches.
  • The Skill Centre provides an age and stage appropriate learning environment for all players, regardless of their baseline skill levels and game understanding.
  • The Skill Centre is not to replace other grassroots programs, rather training at the Skill Centre complements these programs by enriching each players learning and development.

 Coaching

  • Sessions are led by the SPDSA Technical Department Staff.
  • Parent coaches may assist at stations, as a coaching development opportunity.

Program Structure

  • Program is structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach each training session is built around activity “stations” that the players move around at regular intervals.
  • The stations focus on, Fundamental Movement, Soccer Technique, Coordination, and Small Sided Games.
  • Each age and stage of development has a technical curriculum that follows the guidelines set out in Canada Soccer’s LTPD.
  • Players are grouped based on age and stage of development.
  • Registration details are on the SPDSA website

Benefits of Skill Centre

  • A training curriculum that respects the developmental age of players and recognizes the differences in baseline skill levels of players
  • Consistency in the quality of coaching and training curriculum
  • Extra training hours and individualized attention for players who possess a keen interest in the game.
  • Development of the Player’s Technical (Ball Mastery, Ball Progression and Decision-making), Social (Respect and Values, Communication), Physical (Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed) and Mental (Creativity, confidence, and concentration) skills.

 

 



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