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Winter Camps 2020-21


Midfield Maestro

OUTLINE AND EXPECTATIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MIDFIELD MAESTRO COURSE?

Specific technical instruction on the skills and decision-making ability required for the various types of midfielders.

Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff.

All sessions will be designed by a licensed professional staff coach.

Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.

Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the ball and command the space around the ball.


HOW DOES THE COURSE DELIVER ITS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION?

  • Specific technical instruction during the conditioned small-sided games
  • Builds each day’s training session from simple to complex
  • Gradually introduces pressure and tighter spaces to allow players to move through the instruction with confidence

Camp Details

WHEN: November 9-12 / M-TH
5:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $275 per player for training


Session Outline

Players participating in our small-sided games program will experience the following:

  • 5:00 – 5:10 Player briefing on daily training core value and session
  • 5:10 – 5:20 Player warm-up and muscle activation
  • 5:20 – 5:40 Technical repetition using whole-part-whole teaching
  • 5:45 – 6:00 Conditioned small-sided game #1 targeting specific
  • 6:05 – 6:25 Conditioned small-sided game #2 (progression of game #1)
  • 6:30 – 6:50 Small-sided scrimmage
  • 6:50 – 7:00 Cooldown

DAILY TRAINING SESSION THEMES

Players participating in our small-sided games program will experience the following:

DAY 1 Short range passing and receiving technique | Combination play to escape tight space | Breaking the line with a through pass

DAY 2 Overloading central areas | Creating space to score | Turning under pressure | Finding the final pass (assisting pass)

DAY 3 Passing over distance | Crossing from the attacking and middle thirds | Overloading wide areas

DAY 4 Playing through the 3rds | Supporting the play in between the opponent’s lines | Attacking runs from deep positions

DAY 5 Rainout | Used only once if a previous camp day is rained out

*Exact themes may change based on the group's needs and abilities.


3v3 Training - November 2020

OUTLINE AND EXPECTATIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 3v3 TRAINING CAMP?

Specific technical instruction on the skills and decision-making ability required for the 3v3 competition.

Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff in sessions designed with the methodologies of the Chicago Fire Academy Curriculum.

Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.

Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the ball and command the space around the ball.

Lots of touches on the ball! High work to rest ratios so the players play lots of soccer!

HOW DOES THE CAMP DELIVER ITS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION?

  • Specific technical instruction during the conditioned small-sided games
  • Builds each day’s training session from simple to complex
  • Gradually introduces pressure and tighter spaces to allow players to move through the instruction with confidence

Camp Details

WHEN: NOVEMBER 16-19 / M-TH

5:00 - 7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $275 per player for training


Session Outline

 

SESSION OUTLINE

Players participating in our small-sided games program will experience the following:

  • 5:00 – 5:10 Player briefing on daily training how to use the core
  • 5:10 – 5:20 Player warm-up and muscle activation with the ball
  • 5:20 – 5:40 Technical repetition using whole-part-whole teaching
  • 5:45 – 6:00 Conditioned small-sided game #1 targeting specific
  • 6:05 – 6:25 Conditioned small-sided game #2 (progression of game #1)
  • 6:30 – 6:50 Small-sided scrimmage
  • 6:50 – 7:00 Cooldown

*Exact timings may change based on the group's needs and abilities.

DAILY TRAINING SESSION THEMES

DAY 1 Getting to Goal: Coaches will challenge players to directly attack the goal with courage and determination through various 1v1 activities. Attacking 1v1 techniques will be taught whole-part-whole, defensive pressure gradually increased, and built simple to advanced.

DAY 2 Overloading attacking spaces: The activities in the session are designed to create quick 2v1s in central and wide spaces to teach players how transitions into attack and create goal scoring opportunities.

DAY 3 Defensive tactics: Players will work on the detailed technique of defending 1v1, on the communication required for defending in pairs, and the awareness alert players need when off the ball. Identifying when and how to cover, deny, and delay will all be important skills sets and decisions discussed.

DAY 4 Pre-tournament 3v3 competition: Players will play 3v3 and coaches will use the game scenarios to teach when and where to apply skill and how and why to make certain decisions.

DAY 5 Rainout Day: Used only once if a previous camp day is rained out


1st Annual Thankful Classic 3v3 Tournament

EXPECTATIONS

This fun yet competitive event is for players U7-U19 and allows for a roster of 6 players. Players are invited to CREATE THEIR OWN TEAMS! and enter them into the league. 

Team names are chosen by the players and must be entered into the registration. Once all teams are entered, teams will be notified of their bracket and an exact schedule for the afternoon event. 

Registration will open by Nov. 1. Contact your teammates and create your team! 

Thankful Classic 3v3 Registration Link

Organize your own team!

Event Details

WHEN: NOVEMBER 21

1:00 - 3:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-Adults

COST: $35 per player or $25 for the U7-U19 players who registered for the 3v3 Training from Nov. 16-19, 2020.