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Footwork Activities - Small spaces
Technical Activities - Using a wall
Learn how to juggle the ball
Turnings with the ball Activities
Moves to work on 1 vs. 1 Activity
The Matthews Scissors move
The Stepover moves
The Lunge, Stepover, Scissors, The Roll and inside & outside moves
Shoulders, The lift, Fake Shots, Half Moon, Inside-Inside moves
Elastico (Outside-Inside) and Maradona (bottom left & right and vice-versa)
Behind the Heel, Chop, V Pull Back, and Step & Push
Push back, Stop - Stop, and Fake - Stop moves
Famous soccer players move
Jay Jay Okocha's move
- https://youtu.be/LsVC24f-6Kc - chest head height handling - GK
- https://youtu.be/1hpvIL0Jm6M - low waist knee handling - GK
The ADP Spring tryout has concluded. Results were sent to all participants on March 18, 2020.
Tryouts for the Fall 20/Spring 21 season are typically held in the May/June time period.
Check this space for details later.
We encourage you to have your child attend as many of the tryout sessions as possible. The coaches understand that the players may have conflicts and may not be able to attend all sessions, but attending as many sessions as possible will allow the coaches to have multiple opportunities to fully evaluate each tryout participant’s potential fit for the teams.
How are players evaluated and selected for ADP teams?
Players are evaluated using several criteria during tryouts each year. The three most important areas of evaluation are technical ability, speed, and character.
● Can a player handle the ball technically under pressure and in tight spaces?
● Pure Speed – Is the player fast from point A to B?
● Technical Speed – Can the player handle the ball under pressure?
● Tactical Speed – Can the player make fast decisions with and without the ball?
● Does the player like to compete?
● Is he/she a positive influence on the group?
● Does the player possess a high work rate?
● Does the player bring passion and energy to the game?
Players are evaluated in these and other areas. If selected, players will be placed on teams based in part on where they live, where their school is located, and/or where their developmental needs are best met. Players that are not selected for the ADP will be provided with information on Recreational Soccer and other programs in Arlington Soccer Association.