Passing and Receiving Training Session
The following session is from Wayne Evans. Wayne is a UEFA “A” Licensed coach who also holds the FA Academy Managers’ License & the Advanced Youth Award. He also has the experience of working through the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP/Doublepass) set out by The FA & English Premiership & now MLS.
His personal philosophy is based on the player-centered approach, the 4 Corner Model: technical, psychological, physical & social. Wayne has created a curriculum that caters to the individual, having sessions that replicate the game & establishing a holistic learning environment that produces well-developed players.
During his rewarding coaching career, he has helped develop many players that have progressed to professional soccer careers, represented their countries at youth level, & have also joined US & Canadian universities on soccer scholarships.
Having been a Coach educator with three Provincial Associations, he is now specializing in Coach Education & Club Curriculums through his business, WE Soccer.
Quality of Passing/Receiving Skills
Technical / Tactical: Technique on Demand, Ball Mastery & Manipulation, Game Intelligence/Understanding
Physical: ABC’s, Acceleration, Deceleration, Change of Direction, Contact
Psychological: Awareness, Confidence, Concentration, Composure, Decision Making
Social: Demo Independence, Are Good Learners, Leadership, Recognize Importance of Teammates
Keeping the Ball
Technique on Demand
Movements Off the Ball
Awareness of Surroundings
Decision Making In & Out of Possession
Understanding Specific Positional Play
In & Out of Possession Roles & Responsibilities
Game Understanding (Shape – Attacking/Defending Principles)
Playing 1 or 2 Touch
Middle/Outside Bottom of foot
Area: Gates 2 yds apart / Players 2 yds away
Time: 30 secs - Count passes through gate
Movement off Mannequin
1st touch where?
4v4 Directional Possession
Angles of Support
Movement Off the Ball
S.S.G Diamond Shape
Aware of Surroundings