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Grassroots Practices You Can Use - Learn to Train (Week 58)

By Staff, 01/16/18, 11:00AM EST


This session focuses on 1 v 1 defending

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. 

The objective of this session is for players to be able to apply pressure to the ball carrier.

Players will begin working on physical literacy by being posed with the problem of defending their cones from attackers while performing coordination exercises throughout.

After this, they will go into a 2v2 small sided game with opportunity defend while overloaded. From here, players will go in to a 2v1+GK scenario where they will be looking to defend two gates from a single attacker.

Players then finish off in a game that is as close to the rules and regulations as they play on game day as players then have the ultimate challenge of using this skill to be successful in a game

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