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Contribution #1 - Possession

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Contribution #1 - Possession

The Chicas programming is based on skill, ball mastery, and possession. We believe the fun part of the game is the ball.  The more we have of the ball, the more engaged players become, the more touches players get, the more chances we create as a team, and the more fun we have playing the game.  We teach, and expect, our players and teams to not only possess the ball, but move the ball with artistry, tempo, and rhythm. 

Over the course of the next week, we will be sharing the lens in which we teach the game.  Using Performance Pillars, we are able to not only measure a performance, but further define and paint the picture for players to apply what is learned in a meaningful way.  This will result in strong contributions, advancement, and greater enjoyment of the game.  Today's insight is: POSSESSION. 

  • First Touch
    • controlling the ball with intention
    • moving with your first touch to: 1. Penetrate,  2. Tight Control, 3. Separate from pressure, 4. Prepare to execute an idea
    • using all surfaces of your body to control ball: feet (all surfaces), thigh, chest, back, shoulder, head
  • Dribbling
    • to penetrate; advancing ball up field, or behind opposition
    • to possess; to separate from opposition
    • to create; moving opposition for pass, continued dribble, shot, service, or create space for teammates run
    • to speed up or slow down your teams advancement of the ball and runs 
  • Passing
    • to feet; on the floor, sharp, accurate, appropriate weight and texture
    • positive passes that breakdown opponents defensive blocks
    • speed of play; minimal touches, fluidity, simple, ball remains in motion 
    • combination play

Players that make a consistent positive contribution to their team, training, and games, the greater opportunities and enjoyment.  

Future posts will cover:

  • Defending
  • Scoring
  • Creating
  • Influence  

Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas!

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Beast Mode Soccer Challenge

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Beast Mode Soccer Challenge

Our staff coach, Tom Park, discovered a great program called "Beast Mode Soccer". This is a wonderful series for accelerating your development with the ball.  Ball mastery is the crux of Chicas soccer.  Master the ball, we master the game.  So here is your Winter Challenge:

  • December - Beast Mode Phase I Footwork Program
    • 20 minutes x 5 days/week
  • January - Beast Mode Phase II Footwork Program
    • 20 minutes x 5 days/week
  • February - Beast Mode Phase III Footwork Program
    • 30 minutes x 4 days/week

Send me video (michaelmarchforth@gmail.com) of you working on the skills from these videos, and be selected for placement on our website and Facebook page.  Top performers each month, judged by staff, will receive Chicas gear!   

Be your possibility!  Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas! 

Beast Mode Soccer Phase I Footwork Program

Beast Mode Soccer Phase II Footwork Program

Beast Mode Soccer Phase III Footwork Program

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Futsal Programming Focus U9-U12 - The Dribble

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Futsal Programming Focus U9-U12 - The Dribble

Development focus for Chicas Futsal Programming:

  • U9-U12 - 1v1 Dribbling to:
    • Possession (maintain possession, separate from pressure, take space)
    • Penetrate (beating defenders and advance)
    • Unbalance defense (drag defensive out of shape)
    • Delay/Speed up attack (advancing with speed before defense recovers, or delay to allow our team to advance/support)

The below video is of Andres Iniesta, FC Barcelona (Central Midfielder).  In these video clips he demonstrates all of the above listed dribbling techniques.  Observe his body, balance, awareness of where space and pressure is, change of speed/direction, and complete composure at all times. Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas!  

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