Winter Team Training

Winter Team Training Overview

New York Red Bulls offers Team Training to youth soccer teams throughout the Winter Season.   This provides youth soccer players with an opportunity to continue their skills development as a team during the off season.  It also provides an opportunity for select travel teams within the New York and New Jersey region to be trained utilizing the Red Bulls Approach to Development.

The following five-step model is used to ensure consistent and effective results:

Five Step Planning Model

Step Description Overview
1 Pre-Analysis 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.
2 Development Plan Based on the content of the analysis form and the outcomes of the first session, the trainer creates an online 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 online account.
3 Individual Session Plans Building 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.
4 Game Analysis 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 online account.
5 End-of-Season Report At the end of the training program, the trainer completes an online 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.

Section % of Time Key Points
Warm Up 20%
  • Main focus is to maximize ball contact
  • One ball per player to develop skill mastery
Main Activity   50%
  • Focus on one main theme per session
  • Technical application to skill mastery
  • Techniques introduced on a scale from non-opposed
    to fully opposed
Conditioned Play 10%
  • Small sided group play
  • Conditions added to reinforce the application of skill
  • Activities to goal with many attacking and defending opportunities
Match 20%
  • Session ends with a competitive scrimmage
Debrief Homework
  • Review of daily topic and homework assignment

Next Steps

How do I sign up?

There are two ways to schedule Red Bulls Training during the Winter Season. 

  1. If you have already booked an indoor space or have access to indoor space, let us know and we will schedule a Red Bulls trainer to work with your team. 
  2. If you don't a space booked and don't have access to indoor space, we can host your team at one of our locations (we have 40 locations throughout New York and New Jersey!).  We'll work you on scheduling and assigning a Red Bulls trainer to your team.  

‚ÄčTo get started, fill out the form found here:  REQUEST FORM


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