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Grassroots Practices You Can Use - Learn to Train (Week 55)

By Staff, 11/07/17, 11:00AM EST


This week's session focus on 1 vs 1 attacking, shooting and finishing

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The Player Development department continues to put together a practice for coaches to use with their players across the province.

Each week will focus on one of the three LTPD development stages at the Grassroots level, which includes Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train.

In this week's session, the Player Development department has focused on the Learn to Train level. 

Players work on their Physical Literacy in the Goals Galore activity where they are challenged to do a number of movements to develop their upper body strength in between goal scoring opportunities. After this, players then play an initial small sided game, coaches can work with the 2 outfield players to work together to score goals. 

To increase the number of repetitions with a defender to challenge, players are then placed in a 1v1 activity where they have to deceive a defender to get a shot off at goal and beat the goalkeeper.

Finally, the session concludes with a 6 v 6 or 7 v 7 game where players have the opportunity to apply everything they have learned in a real game situation with normal rules. 

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