SPRING 2019

FOCAL SKILLS SERIES

This Spring we will offer specialized and thematic 3-week series for our experienced players. 

Please note: This is not an ideal program for players new to the Max Futbol training program. 

New players are encouraged to begin in private sessions or drop-in classes. 

Series Notes

All of these series require trainer pre-approval to ensure that our groups are comprised of evenly matched players.

Unfortunately due to the nature of this program, we cannot offer partial refunds or credits for missed classes.

All sessions will take place on Poppi's Field (outdoor turf at J&J Sportsbox) and will run for 90 minutes.

In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the session on a weekend. 

Pricing: $80 per 3-week series

1. Select "Spring 2019 Focal Skills" from the header
2. Payment is due at time of registration

ATTACKING

The curriculum includes technical training/ball mastery (player must have demonstrated proficiency within the program) and will focus on developing a player’s attacking skills through technical skill & tactical understanding.  Sessions will be designed to simulate a specific section of play within a real match.

This form of training focuses on a specific aspect of play (attacking down the flanks, counter-attacking, etc). Jorge will also change and vary the conditions of the training environment (e.g. giving one team a 1-player advantage) or other circumstances to further create a good learning environment.

Designed for forwards and midfielders (although all players will benefit from this session), this skill focal will address the following:

  • 1 v 1 attacking and finishing

  • Movement to create space

  • Combination play in the final third

  • Counter attacking 

  • Crossing and Finishing

SESSION DATES

2004-2006 Advanced: Tuesdays 5:30-7pm     3/26, 4/2, 4/9

2004-2006 Invitational: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm    3/27, 4/3, 4/10

2007-2008 Advanced: Thursdays 6-7:30pm     3/28, 4/4, 4/11

STRIKING

The curriculum of this focal skills series will focus on individual development and gaining a broader understanding of the mechanics of striking the ball. In the second and third weeks, players will be placed in tactical situations and build up to in-game pressure. 

3-WEEK SUMMARY

Week 1 - Mechanics of a powerful and accurate shot. Learn how to modify/correct. How to hit a moving ball.

Week 2 - Striking/shooting from different angles. Finishing from distance.

Week 3 - Shooting under full pressure. Player is now in game situation. Finishing the breakaway under pressure and finishing around the penalty area. 

SESSION DATES

2004-2006 Advanced: Tuesdays 5:30-7pm     4/30, 5/7, 5/14

2004-2006 Invitational: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm    5/1, 5/8, 5/15

2007-2008 Advanced: Thursdays 6-7:30pm     5/2, 5/9, 5/16

DEFENDING

The curriculum will focus on developing a player’s defending skills through technical skill & tactical understanding.  Sessions will be designed to simulate a specific section of play within a real match. Strong defensive skills should be in every player's repertoire.

This skill focal will cover the following: 

 

Weeks 1&2
1 v 1 defending

Numbers down defending

Marking in the final third​

Weeks 2&3

Heading: clearing and directional (age specific)

Defending crosses

Defending in the final third

SESSION DATES

2004-2006 Advanced: Tuesdays 5:30-7pm     6/4, 6/11, 6/18

2004-2006 Invitational: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm    6/5, 6/12, 6/19

2007-2008 Advanced: Thursdays 6-7:30pm     6/6, 6/13, 6/20