Development 4-7 year olds

 

Westwood Wanderers hold a very succesful Development centre at  Cotswold Recreation Ground  on a Sunday morning from 10.30am till 11.30am.

For information please email - development@westwoodwanderers.com

All our sessions are based on FA guidelines to support this age group.

Our aim is for the children to begin their journey in the sport in a relaxed and positive enviorment without any pressure put on them.

We will only put them into teams and match situations when we feel they are ready both technically ready  and mentally confident.

We have a team of  experienced coaches that work with trainee coaches from the older age groups of the club.

This structure works really well as we find the younger players look up to the older coaches and respond extremely well.

Our ethos is outlined below for the development of players in this section:

WE TRY AND WORK ON THE PLAYING FORMAT AND STRUCTURE  OUTLINED BELOW.

IN POSSESSION

   Stay on the ball, master the ball

   Develop a mastery of the ball and the confidence to try new things.

   Excite with the ball and seek creative solutions

   Be exciting and positive in possession, playing with individuality and with elements of disguise and surprise.

   Connect and combine creatively with others

   Combine creatively and intelligently with others to create and score goals.

OUT OF POSSESSION

   Positive and enthusiastic defending

   Enjoy winning the ball back, be difficult to beat 1v1 and look to start attacks when you get the ball.

   Intelligent defending

   Be positive and confident in your positioning and ability to win the ball. Be alert when the opposition have possession.

   Master a variety of defensive techniques and roles

   Enjoy defending in a variety of roles and develop a range of techniques to regain possession.

TRANSITION

   Instinctive decision-making

   React quickly and positively when the ball is won or lost and have a range of individual options and actions.

   Positive and intelligent attacking reactions

   Have a positive attitude when possession is regained, travelling quickly with and without the ball. Take every opportunity to attack, create and score goals.

   Positive and intelligent defensive reactions

   Try to win the ball back quickly and prevent opponents from starting attacks. Be proactive when the ball is lost and have confidence in your ability to defend.

   Within our sessions we also try to breakdown and teach invidual technical skills, here are a few examples: