ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL/TACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES

For the 20182019 season we are striving to provide our players with as many opportunities to improve as possible. On top of team training this coming season we will provide to our players:

2018-2019 - Functional Training Camp

LOSC Functional Training Camps are provided as part of our commitment to our CLASSIC SOCCER MEMBERS. The FTCs differ slightly from regular team training as they allow us to group players by position. So we'll typically split the players up into groups of Defs, Mids, and Fwds. The players are then trained in their positions and will work on the technical and tactical aspects of the functions of that playing position.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS CAMP. CAMP IS OPEN TO LOSC BOYS AND GIRLS 08s, 07s, 06s, and 05s.

CAMP WILL RUN TUES, WED, AND THURS FROM 10AM TO 11.30AM. DATES ARE JULY 24, 25, AND 26.

CAMP WILL BE HELD AT LAKERIDGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

2018-2019 - Additional SKILLS CLINICS

Summer Skills - Jun 1, 8, 15, and 22 - PALISADES ELEMENTARY 4.30PM TO 5.30PM

Fall Skills - Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, and 12 - LAKERIDGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BY THE TENNIS COURTS - ALL AGES - 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Sessions will be run by Paul Slover.

2019 Spring Skills - April 5, 12, 19, and 26 - LOCATION AND TIME TBD

1 hr long sessions geared towards improving individual technical ability and also execution of skills. It is great for a player to have a vast array of skills at their disposal but they must also be able to use them effectively when they play. Paul is a former DOC at Southside SC, Willamette United SC, and the former Head Varsity Coach with Tigard Girl's Soccer. Paul is also the former Lakeridge HS Boy's Varsity Soccer Coach where he won a State Championship.

20182019 - Additional training with fellow LOSC teams

Over the course of the season there is also the opportunity to train with other teams in our club to get extra time/touches on a ball. This is meant to supplement what players already do with their teams and is not designed to replace an individual player's training with their team. Players should run this opportunity by their team coach so the coach is aware of what is going on. The coach can then also recommend whom to contact to make this work.

We as a club feel that the combination of regular team training sessions and all of these additional developmental opportunities gives all of our players the chance to put the time in to improve their ability on the ball and improve their ability to enjoy the game.

20182019 - Functional Training Camp (FTC) - EXPLANATION

LOSC Functional Training Camps are provided as part of our commitment to our CLASSIC SOCCER MEMBERS. The FTCs differ slightly from regular team training as they allow us to group players by position. So we'll typically split the players up into groups of Defs, Mids, and Fwds. The players are then trained in their positions and will work on the technical and tactical aspects of the functions of that playing position.

Here is an example of some of the ideas that might be introduced:

Defenders

Controlled pressure on the ball

Pressure, cover, and balance

Staying connected as a back four

Pressuring passes as opposed to players - Involves reading the game

Reading the game and the visual cues presented

Getting forward and involved in the attack

Midfielders

Main area of focus is for midfielders when in possession of the ball

Taking care of the ball

Switching the point of attack - Playing away from pressure

Moving feet every time the ball moves

Texturing the pass - Controlling the weight on the pass

Recognizing the moment when to play the ball - Being aware that the penetrating through ball is likely only on for a split second before the defender reads the situation or the FWD runs into an offside position

Forwards

Ensuring they are moving all of the time

Don't stand still and especially don't stand still with your hands on your hips

Thinking about movement - Movement 1, checking away from the space that you are going to attack, Movement 2, then exploding into that space

Playing in between the lines - Drifting off the line of defenders and occupying the space in between the defenders and mids

If not playing in between lines of defenders and mids drifting in behind defenders and coming from the space behind them

Knowing when to slot finish and when to strike the ball at pace

The aim of the FTC is to give the players attending a little bit of insight into how they can be more effective on the field in their position, making their team better, and giving them the opportunity to impact the game.