DEVELOPING THE PLAYER
At Elite Football Coaching, all sessions are professionally designed & delivered to offer a player focused approach & develop players on an individual basis, while allowing them to progress at their own speed in a low pressure but testing environment.
FOUNDATION PHASE PHILOSOPHY
During the Foundation Phase, our sessions are designed & delivered with a heavy focus on individual player development
Sessions are designed for players to develop a mastery of the ball & all players are encouraged to be exciting & positive in possession
Our Foundation Phase sessions promote a holistic approach based upon the FA’s four-corner model for long- term player development
The FA four corner model encompasses four key attributes that are vital for any developing young footballer:
Physical, Technical, Psychological & Social elements
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A FOUNDATION PHASE SESSION
A PROFESSIONAL & PRESSURE FREE, PLAYER FOCUSED ENVIRONMENT
WE AIM FOR A MINIMUM 70% BALL ROLLING TIME IN ALL SESSIONS
INTERACTION & PLAYER REFLECTION AFTER EACH SESSION
At Elite Football Coaching we believe that players learn the most when they have a ball at their feet.
Because of this, our Foundation Phase sessions incorporate lots os small sided games.
Statistics back up the benefits of small-sided football compared with 11- a-side football.
Some of these statistics show that:
Players touch the ball five times more often in 4-a-side football and 50% more in 7-a-side
Players are three times more often in one-against-one situations in 4-a-side football and twice more often in 7-a-side
Goals are scored every two minutes in 4-a-side football on average and every four minutes in 7-a-side
The ball is out of play 8% of the time in 4-a-side football, 14% in 7- a-side and 34% in 11-a-side
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PHASE
DURING THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PHASE, DEVELOPMENT CENTRE SESSIONS STILL FOLLOW ALL OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE FOUNDATION PHASE BUT WILL INCORPORATE MUCH MORE TACTICAL PLAY
ALLOWING PLAYERS TO DEVELOP A FULLER UNDERSTANDING OF THE GAME.