Team Training Overview
In addition to the full Club Support program, the Red Bulls Academy also provides an opportunity for select travel teams within the NY and NJ region to be trained utilizing the Red Bulls Approach to Development.
The team program is offered to individual travel teams within an organization. Each team has the opportunity to schedule one to two training sessions per week with a professionally licensed Red Bulls trainer, optional game day support is also available.
The following five-step model is used to ensure consistent and effective results:
Five Step Planning Model
||Prior to the commencement of training, each team manager will be sent a link to complete an initial team analysis form. This information is used by the trainer to get a better understanding of the teams needs and demands prior to the start of the program.
||Based on the content of the analysis form and the outcomes of the first session, the trainer creates an on-line training plan for the duration of the season. The plan relates to the Red Bulls Building Blocks of Player Development. The plan also details the amount of time that will be spent in each area. Training plans are posted to the team on-line account.
||Individual Session Plans
||Building on from the development plan, an individual session plan is created by the trainer for each session delivered. The individual session plan is linked to the seasonal development plan and provides a breakdown of the session content. At the start of each session the trainer will provide the parent coach with a carbon copy of the session plan.
||Throughout the season, the trainer attends games to evaluate how the team is performing in game situations. Following attendance at each game the trainer will post a report to the parent coach’s on-line account.
||At the end of the training program, the trainer completes an on-line end of season report that reviews the positives and challenges from the past season as well as the recommended next steps in the team’s development.
Training Session Format
All sessions follow a proven format that ensures maximum learning and skill retention; the following table provides an overview of how a typical training session would be structured.
|% of Time
- Main focus is to maximize ball contact
- One ball per player to develop skill mastery
- Focus on one main theme per session
- Technical application to skill mastery
- Techniques introduced on a scale from non-opposed
to fully opposed
- Small sided group play
- Conditions added to reinforce the application of skill
- Activities to goal with many attacking and defending opportunities
- Session ends with a competitive scrimmage
- Review of daily topic and homework assignment
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