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Advanced Ball Mastery

Working with the ball at game speed to get out of your comfort zone

This supplementary program, offered on Saturdays, is a great way for Academy players to get extra touches on the ball in a very technical environment that is different from their weekly team training sessions.

The goal is to push players out of their comfort zones and as a result, they are able to act instinctually on the field to elude pressure or beat a defender for a goal-scoring opportunity. 

 
Ages
U9
U10
U11
U12
U13
U14
U15

Registration

Spring 2020 Advanced Ball Mastery

Advanced Ball Mastery
$ 175 per player
  • Saturdays | March 28 - May 16, 2020
  • 11:30 - 1pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave, Alexandria VA)
  • Financial assistance available.

Spring 2020 | Strikers & Keepers

ActivityWeek 1
3/28
Week 2
4/4
Week 3
4/18
Week 4
4/25
Week 5
5/2
Week 6
5/9
Week 7
5/18
First ActivityIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to GoalIndividual Skills | Attacking to Goal
Second ActivityStriking SkillsStriking SkillsStriking SkillsStriking SkillsStriking SkillsStriking SkillsStriking Skills
Third ActivityCoordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing Coordination & Speed with Finishing
ScrimmagesGamesGamesGamesGamesGamesGamesGames

Goalkeeper coaches will focus on technical drills for the first 20 min and then will add in the tactical understanding (during live play). Coaches will teach the keepers how to position themselves when a striker is attacking in a breakaway situation or striking from distance. Much of goalkeeping is based on angles and body position while in goal!

Advanced Ball Mastery Coaches