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GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER 6v6 Player Handbook

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WELCOME TO THE

GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER PLAYER HANDBOOK Table of Contents 3. WELCOME 4. MISSION STATEMENT 5. GPS STRUCTURE 6. MPS STRUCTURE 7. GPS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY 8. STYLE OF PLAY 9. SYSTEMS OF PLAY 10. PLAYER ROLES 6v6 12. PLAYER ROLES 8v8 15. PLAYER ROLES 11v11 18. PLAYER EXPECTATIONS 19. PLAYER EVALUATION 21. SELF EVALUATION - PRACTICE 22. SELF EVALUATION - GAME

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23. SETTING GOALS 24. PLAYER PEFORMANCE - WARM UP 25. PLAYER PERFORMANCE - INJURY REPORTING 26. PLAYER PERFORMANCE GPS TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT


WELCOME TO

GLOBAL PREMIER SOCCER Dear GPS player, I would like to welcome you to the GPS family. The essence of the club is to provide a positive, enjoyable and challenging learning environment for all of our players that will push them to reach their full potential.

PETER BRADLEY

The Player Handbook is a new addition to the GPS learning environment. We want our players to be students of the game and to start becoming more accountable for their own learning pathway. In order to do this, players will need to take on more responsibility for their own development on and off the field.

GPS DIRECTOR OF COACHING

This handbook will provide players with more information on what the expectations are from the club with regards to the style of play that we want to see permeate all of our teams, the systems of play and the roles within those systems that players need to be familiar with, and tools to be able to evaluate individual training and game performances. We want this handbook to be a part of our young player’s development kit that they can use as a reference for questions they may have, but also to be kept as a training and playing log, that they can refer to in order to see if they have been able to meet some of their short, medium and long term goals. We hope that our players will find a lot of their questions answered by referring to their handbook and that it will become a valuable tool in their development journey. I wish all our players a very happy and healthy 2014 and look forward to seeeing you all on the field. Best wishes Peter Bradley, GPS Director of Coaching

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MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Global Premier Soccer is to be a leader in the development and growth of soccer across North America and beyond. We will establish an identity of excellence as we pursue our pathway to success on and off the field, with our primary focus being the development of players and people. We will develop players who can compete at the highest level of soccer around the world.

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GPS STRUCTURE

PETER BRADLEY

JOE BRADLEY

GPS DIRECTOR OF COACHING

MASSACHUSETTS

MAINE

FLORIDA

NEW YORK

GPS GENERAL MANAGER

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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JERSEY

VERMONT

RHODE ISLAND

CAROLINA

GEORGIA


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GPS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

GPS 18+ A pathway into adult soccer for players who have graduated from high school. GPS Premier For players aged 13 to 18 years old. GPS Junior Premier For players aged between 8 to 11 years old. GPS School of Excellence / Early Development Program For players aged between 6 and 7 years old. GPS Juniors The first step in the GPS Player Development pathway. Aimed for players aged between 4 and 5 years old. Camps & Clinics A range of programs aimed for recreational players aged between 4 and 14 years old.

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STYLE OF PLAY CONFIDENT GPS teams are built up of confident players. This confidence is created with self belief, hard work, repetition and team camaraderie - all created in a positive coaching environment.

BUILD FROM THE BACK GPS teams always look to build attacks from the back as opposed to playing kick and run soccer.

POSSESSION-BASED GPS teams play an indirect style of soccer but have an awareness of the most appropriate penetrating pass.

ATTACK-MINDED GPS teams play the game with flair and creativity.

PHYSICALITY GPS teams excel in the physical element of the game - exhibiting pace and power. GPS teams are hard working, hard in the tackle but always play within the laws of the game.

DEFENSIVE PRESSURE GPS teams understand how and when to apply pressure in order to regain possession of the ball.

PROACTIVE GPS teams are soccer smart. Players are students of the game and are able to make adjustments based on what they see.

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GPS SYSTEMS OF PLAY In the 11 v 11 game format, GPS teams will operate in the 1-4-3-3 system.

In the 8v8 game format, GPS teams will operate in the 1-2-4-1 system.

In the 6v6 game format, GPS teams will operate in the 1-2-1-2 system.

In the 4v4 game format, GPS teams will operate in the 1-2-1 system.

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PLAYER ROLES - 6v6 All GPS players aged U9 & U10 will play the 6v6 game format with a 1-2-1-2 system. Attached are the roles and responsibilities for each position with the system. `

GOALKEEPER

DEFENDER

Is developing receiving the ball using both feet and different surfaces. Is developing the ability to pass accurately over short to medium distances using the instep. Displays good handling ability (catching crosses and shots). Displays good shot stopping ability (high and low saves).

Is developing technical ability with both feet. Is developing the ability to pass accurately over short to medium distances.

TEAM IN POSSESSION Makes quick decisions when in possession of the ball. Is comfortable in possession of the ball (with feet). Is always available as a passing option when their team has the ball. Moves forward in the penalty box when the ball moves forward. TEAM NOT IN POSSESSION Is always well positioned in relation to the ball, team mates and opposition. Communicates effectily with the team - defence in particular. Commands the penalty area. Has a strong desire to prevent conceding goals. Has good reactions. Power – jumping / diving / ability to stop the ball.

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TEAM IN POSSESSION Beginning to make quicker decisions when in possession of the ball. Is confident when in possession of the ball. Is always available as a passing option when their team has the ball. TEAM NOT IN POSSESSION Decision making in 1v1 defending situations - apply pressure to the ball or drop and delay the attack. Organizes the team in relation to the ball and opponents. Communicates effectively with the team – is clear, concise and commanding but respectful. Remains focused even when not directly involved in the play. Is disciplined and responsible. Has a ‘never give up’ attitude.


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PLAYER ROLES - 6v6

MIDFIELDER

FORWARD

Is developing the ability to pass using the inside and outside of the foot. Is developing the ability to pass accurately over short to medium distances. Is developing the ability to shoot accurately from medium distances. Is beginning to develop a good first touch.

Can dribble / run with the ball at speed. Is developing a good first touch. Beginning understand finishing compared to shooting. Is developing an understanding of crossing: - Driven cross – low and aimed at the near post. - Central cross – aimed at the penalty spot.

TEAM IN POSSESSION Beginning to make quick decisions when in possession of the ball. Is confident when in possession of the ball. Always wants to receive the ball. Is the link between defence and attack. TEAM NOT IN POSSESSION Beginning to understand when to go forward and join the attack. Works hard to recover and regain team shape when the ball is lost. Works hard to apply pressure to the ball in midfield areas.

TEAM IN POSSESSION Is always available as a passing option when the team has the ball. Timing of runs to meet crosses (far post run). TEAM NOT IN POSSESSION Works hard to recover and regain team shape when the ball is lost. Understands angles of approach when applying pressure to the opposition defence. Is disciplined and responsible (hard working in attack and defence). Patience – is willing to make attacking runs but understands they may not receive a pass every time. Loves the attacking side of the game - relishes 1v1 duels. Takes pride in creating scoring opportunities from passes and crosses. Possesses good speed over short and medium distances. Agility - is able to make frequent and explosive changes of direction.

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PLAYER EXPECTATIONS TRAINING EXPECTATIONS • • • • • •

Ensure that ALL facilities are treated with respect. Always wear the appropriate training gear. The wearing of jewellery when playing in practice sessions is strictly forbidden. Be punctual at all times. (Aim to be ready 15 minutes before any session). Always help with equipment during practice. You should not need to be asked. Report all injuries immediately to your Head Coach.

MATCH CONDUCT • • • • • • • • • •

Ensure that ALL facilities are treated with respect. Be sure that you game information (location, meeting time, kick-off time). Be proud of your appearance on the field. Make sure your cleats are polished before each game. The wearing of jewellery when playing in games is strictly forbidden. Always show good sportsmanship. Accept any decision given by the referee. Never retaliate, verbally or physically, no matter what the provocation may be. Always get a good night’s sleep prior to any games. Always apply correct dress code when traveling. Report all injuries immediately to your Head Coach.

GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT • • • • • • • • •

Always conduct yourself with respect. Always respect other people and property – you are an ambassador for the club at all times. Maximum effort is a minimum requirement – always take pride in your performance at both games and in training. Always wear shin guards for all training and matches. Always warm-up and warm-down before and after training and matches. Learn the rules of the game. Give yourself every chance to succeed – prepare correctly for training and matches by maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle. Be appreciative of your parent’s support. Have a good attitude, both on and off the field.

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PLAYER EVALUATION Evaluation and assessment is an important part of every player’s long-term development. Every GPS player will receive continual feedback throughout the soccer year. However, GPS players will also undergo 3 formal assessments during the year - this will highlight areas where a player is succeeding but also areas of their game that they need to address in order to improve. The GPS Player Evaluation schedule will be as follows: U9, U10 - & U11 End of Fall season verbal evaluation. Player and parents are to be in attendance at the evaluation meeting. End of Spring season written evaluation. Player and parents are to be in attendance at the evaluation meeting. U12, U13 & U14 End of Fall season verbal evaluation. Player and parents are to be in attendance at the evaluation meeting. End of winter verbal evaluation given to player. End of Spring season written evaluation. Player and parents are to be in attendance at the evaluation meeting. U15, U16 End of winter verbal evaluation. End of Spring season written evaluation. Parent attendance is optional at U16. U17 & U18 End of winter verbal evaluation with player. End of Spring season written & verbal evaluation with player.

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PLAYER EVALUATION Attached is an example of the evaluation documents that are used during the Player / Coach end of season evaluation.

                                                 GPS  PLAYER  EVALUATION  2012-­‐13

GPS PLAYER  EVALUATION  2013-­‐14

PLAYER NAME: TEAM: COACH:

LEE MOYCE D.O.B.: U17  BULLDOGS POSITION: CHRIS  WARD-­‐JONES SEASON:

PLAYER'S CURRENT     PROFILE   Technical  

IDEAL PLAYER   PROFILE     Technical  

Psych Psych.  

PLAYER NAME: TEAM: COACH:

SEPT 4  1995 STRIKER SPRING  2013

BTac?cal

Tac?cal

Physical

BPhysical

COMMENTS

U13&14 Eval Technical Score Receiving Passing  short/med Passing  long Crossing Dribb&Turning Shooting Finishing Heading R.  Foot L.  Foot 1v1  Defending Tackling

Total

4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 3 3 3

LEE MOYCE U17  BULLDOGS CHRIS  WARD-­‐JONES

Tactical Score Awareness Creativity Und. Roles Penetration Support Mobility Decision-­‐making Transitioning Movement  off  ball Pressure Cover Balance

Technical 48

Tactical

4 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 4

D.O.B.: SEPT 4  1995 POSITION: #9 SEASON: SPRING  2013

Physical Agility Co-­‐ordination Power Speed Stamina Strength

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Score

Physical

8 9 7 8 8 7

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Psychological Aggression Attitude Coachability Confidence Focus Work-­‐Ethic

Score

Psych.

Technical

COMMENTS ON  TECHNICAL  ABILITY:  -­‐     STRENGTHS   AREAS  OF  DEVELOPMENT  

Tactical COMMENTS ON  TACTICALABILITY:  -­‐     STRENGTHS   AREAS  OF  DEVELOPMENT     .

Physical COMMENTS ON  PHYSICAL  ABILITY:  -­‐     STRENGTHS   AREAS  OF  DEVELOPMENT    

Psychological COMMENTS ON  PSYCHOLOGICAL  ABILITY:  -­‐     STRENGTHS   AREAS  OF  DEVELOPMENT    

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Technical Score:    1=  improve     TacMcal  Score:    1  =  improve     Physical  Score:  1-­‐3=  improve     Psychological    Score:    1-­‐3=  improve     TOTAL  SCORES  FOR  EACH  SECTION  ADD  UP  TO  72      

   2=develop  

3-­‐4=good

5-­‐6=excellent  

   2=develop  

3-­‐4=good

5-­‐6=excellent  

   4-­‐6=develop

7-­‐9=good

10-­‐12=excellent  

   4-­‐6=develop

7-­‐9=good

10-­‐12=excellent  

7 10 8 7 8 10

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SELF-EVALUATION: PRACTICE As well as coach feedback, we encourage all GPS players to constantly evaluate themselves. Print off the Self evaluation tools and track your performance through the season. This will serve as a tool to monitor what you feel has gone well and areas where you feel you need to improve. PRACTICE TRACKER SESSION #______________________________________________ DATE: _________________________________________________

SESSION #______________________________________________ DATE: _________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE PRACTICE? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE PRACTICE? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU PERFORMED DURING PRACTICE? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU PERFORMED DURING PRACTICE? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

DESCRIBE THE SESSION. WHAT WAS THE THEME? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

DESCRIBE THE SESSION. WHAT WAS THE THEME? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

WHAT WERE THE KEY COACHING POINTS? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

WHAT WERE THE KEY COACHING POINTS? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

WHAT DID YOU LEARN? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

WHAT DID YOU LEARN? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

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SELF-EVALUATION: GAMEDAY As well as coach feedback, we encourage all GPS players to constantly evaluate themselves. Print off the Self evaluation tools and track your performance through the season. This will serve as a tool to monitor what you feel has gone well and areas where you feel you need to improve. GAME TRACKER DATE: __________________________________________________

DATE: __________________________________________________

OPPONENT:_____________________________________________

OPPONENT:_____________________________________________

COMPETITION: __________________________________________

COMPETITION: __________________________________________

LOCATION:______________________________________________

LOCATION:______________________________________________

SURFACE (TURF / GRASS):__________________________________

SURFACE (TURF / GRASS):__________________________________

CONDITIONS (HOT, WINDY):________________________________

CONDITIONS (HOT, WINDY):________________________________

RESULT:_________________________________________________

RESULT:_________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE KICKOFF?:_______________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE KICKOFF?:_______________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL YOU PERFORMED DURING THE GAME?: _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

HOW DID YOU FEEL YOU PERFORMED DURING THE GAME?: _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

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SELF-EVALUATION: GOAL SETTING It is vital that you continually set yourself goals to achieve - there will always be an area of your game that can be improved. The goal setting tool will help you to set a structured personal development plan. NAME: TEAM: PREFERRED POSITION: SECONDARY POSITION:

SHORT TERM GOALS TECHNICAL

TACTICAL

PHYSICAL

PSYCHOLOGICAL

LONG TERM GOALS INDIVIDUAL GOALS

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TEAM GOALS


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PLAYER PERFORMANCE WARM UP UP PROTOCOL

Warm up is an intergal part of gameday or practice preparation. It is a period of time for players to bring their bodies and minds to the required state in order to enable peak performance. All GPS warm ups will be structured as follows: PHASE 1. Increasing heart rate Jogging Sprints Lateral shuffling Backwards movements PHASE 2. Dynamic stretching Leg muscles Upper body and core PHASE 3. Ball Work/Tactical & Technical Work (6v6/8v8/11v11) Unopposed Opposed Team units PHASE 4. High intensity exercise prior to kick off Warm up will be led by team captains however, it is imperative that all players within the team know the team warm up routine and the benefits of every exercise that is performed.

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PLAYER PERFORMANCE INJURY REPORTING

It is important that all injuries, regardless of how minor, are reported to the Head Coach. All information gathered over the course of the season will be compiled by the GPS Sports Peformance Deparment for analysis. INJURY REPORTING PROTOCOL Complete the Injury Reporting form with your coach at the field detailing the injury (how it happened, what part of the body has suffered the injury etc). The Injury Report will be submitted by your coach to the Sports Peformance Department. The Sports Performance Department will collate the information. Once the data has been collated, the information will be referred to one of our player rehabilitation partners SPTA (Sports and Physical Therapy Associates) or NWOA (Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates).

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