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PDP Home Skills Program

Below is an overview of our 2020 Fall PDP home skills training program. The program was set up for the PDP players to complete each block over 3-4 weeks, recording their scores weekly (tracking scores and setting personal goals can help players monitor their progress and development).

Any club, coach or player wishing to replicate this program, can find the instructions, relevant videos, and scoring template at the links below (you may modify the timeline and content as needed).

Block 1

To download scoring template click here

ExerciseVideo DemoTech TipsNotes
Technical – JugglingJuggling technicalClick HereRecord how many times can you juggle without the ball hitting the ground
Physical – Balance on ballJuggling physicalRecord how many seconds you stand on ball.
Physical – Dynamic BalanceJuggling physicalRecord how many times (out of 5 attempts with each foot) you can successfully land on one foot and hold the position for 3-5 seconds, keeping the other foot off the ground
ExerciseVideo DemoNotes
Dribbling- Testing Set UpDribbling technical8 cones, 2ft apart (use socks if no cones) any surface
Overview of various exercisesDribbling OverviewClick Here
Technical – Dribbling- Inside, insideRecord your time for completing the circuit. (Both Feet) Inside, inside.
Technical – Dribbling- Inside, outsideRecord your time for completing the circuit. (Both Feet) Inside, outside.
Technical – Dribbling- Rolling the ballRecord your time for completing the circuit. (Both Feet) Rolling with the sole–both feet.
Technical – Dribbling- Right foot onlyRecord your time for completing the circuit. Right foot only
Technical – Dribbling- Left foot onlyRecord your time for completing the circuit. Left foot only
Physical – Dribbling- Different TouchesDribbling Differentiation Follow the video patterns, no scoring required. Make sure to keep speed of ball & intensity at each cone. Can you feel more comfortable each time? Minimum 10 mins per week

 

Block 2

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ExerciseVideo DemoTech TipsNotes
Technical – Level 1JugglingJuggling technicalClick HereRecord how many times can you juggle without the ball hitting the ground. This challenge is for those who’s record is below 100. (100 is the PDP benchmark that we expect all players to reach)
Technical- Level 2 Juggling in small areaClick HereRecord how many times can you juggle without the ball hitting the ground as you stay inside of a small space on the ground. 1×1 yard (one step)
Technical- 5,4,3,2,1 challengeClick HereJuggle five times with one foot and five times with the other foot, then juggle four times with one foot and four times with the other foot, then 3, then 2, then 1. It is to be done in a row and if the ball hits the ground or you don’t take the correct touches, then you start over. Record how many times you can successfully complete the challenge in a row.
Physical- Balance (eyes closed)Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Physical – DifferentiationClick HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
ExerciseVideo DemoTechnical TipsNotes
Technical- Passing AccuracyVideo DemoClick HereCreate a line 10 yards away from the 2 foot gate. Pass 5 (stationary) balls through the gate. Record how many successful passes you make (through the gate). If you record 5/5 with both feet in weeks 1 and 2 reduce the distance of the gate to 1 foot for week 3.
Right foot onlyUse Right Foot Only.
Left Foot onlyUse Left Foot Only.
Technical- Timed Passing ChallengeVideo DemoPass the ball into the wall and through the gate as many times as possible in 30 seconds. 1 touch is ideal, but not mandatory.
Right foot onlyRight foot only.
Left Foot onlyLeft foot only.
Alternate feetAlways pass with the opposite foot you receive with.
Physical- Coordination: Toss ball from one hand to the other while passing against wall.Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Physical- Coordination: Circle ball around waist while passing against wall.Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.

 

Block 3

To download scoring template click here

ExerciseVideo DemoTech TipsNotes
Technical – Level 1 JugglingJuggling technicalClick HereRecord how many times can you juggle without the ball hitting the ground. This challenge is for those who’s record is below 100. (100 is the PDP benchmark that we expect all players to reach)
Technical- Timed JugglingClick HereRecord how many times you can juggle in 30 seconds (using alternate feet)
Technical- 5,4,3,2,1 challengeClick HereJuggle five times with one foot and five times with the other foot, then juggle four times with one foot and four times with the other foot, then 3, then 2, then 1. It is to be done in a row and if the ball hits the ground or you don’t take the correct touches, then you start over. Record how many times you can successfully complete the challenge in a row.
Advanced Juggling ChallengeClick Here Click Here Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Physical- Balance (eyes closed)Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Physical – DifferentiationClick HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
ExerciseVideo DemoTechnical TipsNotes
Dribbling (Cryuff)Click HereRecord how many seconds it takes to complete 4 turns (2 with right and 2 with the left at a cone 8 yards from the starting point.
Ball ManipulationClick HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Technical- Timed Passing ChallengeVideo DemoPass the ball into the wall and through the gate as many times as possible in 30 seconds. 1 touch is ideal, but not mandatory. Gate is 4-5 yards away from the wall.
Right foot onlyRight foot only.
Left Foot onlyLeft foot only.
Alternate feetAlways pass with the opposite foot you receive with.
Physical- Coordination: Toss ball from one hand to the other while passing against wall.Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
Physical- Coordination: Circle ball around waist while passing against wall.Click HereNo need to record a score. This is for practice only.
No need to record a score. This is for practice only.