THE ACADEMY CURRICULUM

THE NYW ACADEMY CURRICULUM

Everything included in the NYW Academy Curriculum meets two objectives concerning soccer:  fun and progress.  Any athlete finds that the mental concentration and physical effort necessary for success comes easily when the activity provides enjoyment.  Keeping this in mind, academy training sessions are designed specifically to help improve each player’s technical ability and also their tactical awareness.  At each venue, players will find themselves in a focused learning environment with staff coaches whom all work from a common lesson plan.   It is our goal that at the conclusion of the program every player is more comfortable and confident with the ball at their feet, and that each player has a better understanding of the game.  Below are the technical and tactical topics for each session.  Goalkeepers are encouraged to register as they will be incorporated into every training session (see "Goalkeeper Training Philosophy...").  Every session will conclude with varied and imaginative exercises/games that are designed to resemble actual match conditions.  
WEEK 1   Sunday, September 13, 2020

 

  • Check-in
  • Staff Introductions
  • Brief Player/ Parent Meeting
Topics:  
   
Technical:  
 
  • Dribbling
Tactical:
 
 
  • 1v1 Attacking Principles
  • 1v1 – Individual Defending,
  • 1v2 – Individual Defending With Support
  • 2v2 Defending Principles
WEEK 2  Sunday, September 20, 2020
Topics:  
   
Technical:  
 
  • Short Range Passing and Receiving (1st Touch)
Tactical:
 
 
  • 2v2 – Defending Principles (Review & Continue)
  • 2v2 Attacking Principles (Intro to Combination Play)
  • 3v3 Defending Principles
  • 3v3 Attacking Principles
WEEK 3 Sunday, October 11, 2020
Topics:  
   
Technical:  
 
  • Shooting and Finishing
Tactical:
 
 
  • 2v1/ 3v2 – Attacking Principles (Combination Play Continued)
  • 4v4 – Defending Principles (Small Group Defending)
  • 4v4 – Attacking Principles
WEEK 4 Sunday, October 18, 2020
Topics:  
   
Technical:  
 
  • Long Range Passing and Receiving Air Balls
Tactical:
 
 
  • 6v6/ 8v8 – Attacking with numbers, support play, changing the point of the attack
  • 6v6/ 8v8 – Collective defending, making the field smaller, locking opponent in
  • Introduction of thirds of the field principles (Safety vs. Risk)
WEEK 5 Sunday, October 25, 2020
Topics:  
   
Technical:  
 
  • Passing (Accuracy/ Efficiency)
Tactical:
 
 
  • Possession Play – Team shape, speed of play, possession vs. penetration
WEEK 6 Sunday, November 1, 2020
PLAY DAY  
 
  • Possession Games
  • Small Sided Games
  • Situational Games (up a goal, down a goal, etc.)