POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING at SOZO COMPLEX
NOVEMBER 20TH
AGES 1ST SESSION
03 -99 BOYS & GIRLS 11 -12:30PM
AGES 2ND SESSION
03 -99 BOYS & GIRLS 1 -2:00PM

Position Specific Training

Position Specific Training focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the 11 positions that populate a soccer game. Our aim is to offer extensive analysis of the roles and responsibilities of each player. This includes skills requirements, typical playing style, physical requirements, game situations with and without the ball, and the proper mentality needed to play these various positions. I think player development should be split into two areas: for younger ages, it is mostly skill work understanding the basic foundations of the game. For older players, we need to begin to help them refine their understanding of the role they play on the field. Teaching them to understand their role, as well as the roles of the other positions, is vital part of player development. This is particularly true for those players aiming for a higher level.

Position-specific Training Dates

We will be offering several position-specific training sessions in October and in November: special Keeper / Finishing clinics. Defenders defending & Attacking / Midfield holding & attacking, forwards SCORING GOALS! Rather than focus on developing one player who can dribble and another who can pass, the sessions allow us to create players who understand all the roles on the pitch. This includes phases of play, shadow play for better decision-making and functional position work. The final third focuses on developing forwards to gain separation from defenders. The sessions will include patterns of play involving fullbacks, finishing on goal and incorporating functional wide players. Soccer is a game of relationships – back fours need to connect with midfielders, midfielders must work with the forward line. Players need to connect with other in a team concept.

How will position-specific coaching affect player motivation?

I think it would improve it greatly. Position-specific training requires you to get closer to your players, to give them more specifics about their position and convey your point of view. If you can show a player constructive and honest feedback, they are open to it. Every elite player wants to get better, but every player isn’t getting the individual attention needed to get them there.

FALL TRAINING EVENTS

  • SEPTEMBER 23RD - COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM - STARFIRE SPORTS
  • 7 PM - 9 PM - '01, '00, '99 Boys
  • SEPTEMBER 24TH - COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM - STARFIRE SPORTS
  • 11 AM - 1 PM - '01, '00, '99 Girls
  • OCTOBER 14TH - ISSAQUAH
  • 6 - 9 PM
  • NOVEMBER 12TH - STARFIRE SPORTS
  • 1 - 6 PM
  • NOVEMBER 13TH - STARFIRE SPORTS
  • 9 AM - 2 PM
  • NOVEMBER 20TH - SOZO COMPLEX, YAKIMA
  • 11 AM - 2 PM

Position Specific Training you will gain:

• Sessions to improve the core skills of defenders, midfielders and forwards
• Sessions focused on multiple positions
• Position specific training will help to generate vast improvements in every position, helping overall team performance
• A comprehensive guide to the role, responsibilities, attributes and mindset of each position
• Improve transitions, group tactics, playing out from the back, creating an ‘engine room’ midfield, functional wide players, shadow play and more
• The players will enjoy being able to focus on the skills needed for their posit
ion