The Football School program is the center of excellence within the club for delivering players into the club’s Football Academy & Rep stream. The program goal is to teach, develop and prepare players to excel on the pitch through a series of technical football training blocks.
Training 2 times per week: one day technical training and one day “School Yard” style 3 v 3 league games. This training program is a mix of skills training and games and is designed to improve players’ game in a house league setting or prepare for rep/academy soccer.
The RYFC Football School is focused on teaching the following in various game situations:
- advancing mechanical movements, player balance and technical ball skill work
- shielding, defending, understanding shape
- introduction to attacking and defending as a team
- positioning with and without the ball
- building confidence to win the ball and create scoring opportunity
Players progress to a more advanced technical level than what they were exposed to in our Mini Masters or Little Champs technical soccer program. The RYFC Football School brings more focus on mechanical movements, player balance and technical ball skill work, positioning, movement off the ball. Technical training in Football School is geared toward players that have some experience with the game. Fundamental skills will be worked on and the intensity will be higher than in the Mini Masters/Little Champs.
The “School Yard” 3 v 3 style league in Football School is designed to give players an opportunity to have more touches on the ball, implement learnings from the technical session, develop speed of thought and decision making. Coaches will demand a certain level and intensity of play, all players will be highly focused, intensity is much faster and higher than in the 5 v 5 house league.