The Development Squad is our most intense training program. A typical DS sessions will run for most of the year with two or three training sessions per week depending on the age and ability of the player. The duration of the session is also crucial, our sessions are typically 75 mins.
We hold Trials each November for new Player intake and the program starts at the beginning of Term 1 running through to the end of Term 4.
The nature of all Brazilian Soccer Schools sessions is so dynamic that this time simply races by. Players will often ask for more time. The fact the the player has so many touches on the ball during a DS session + quality drills and games, equates to a rapid improvement in the players technical skill level.
All our sessions follow a similar structure. After a juggling warm up and we teach and practise the core skills which are the building blocks to learning the signature moves that have made many Brazilian players household names the world over. During this period each player has a ball to themselves and works to their own standards, pushing themselves against an individual target.
The second section takes that weeks topic and breaks down a move or turn into individual segments which are demonstrated and taught again with each child having a ball to themselves. This may be progressed by working in pairs to increase the intensity of the session.
Finally we play small sided games be it with or without traditional goals or rules giving all players a chance to try out their new skills in a match environment. At the end of the session there is a debrief, with any appropriate directed learning discussed for the player to do at home.
The Advanced Academy sessions are of a similar nature but run on a Term by Term basis and we ask that Players are of Division 1 or 2 standard or they play for their School Team.
These sessions are all held at the Sydney Academy of Sport, North Narrabeen.
At Brazilian Soccer Schools we offer an Advanced Academy Program and a Development Squad Program. The training methods applied are exactly the same however the difference is generally the duration of the program, target players and any extras such as entry to Gala Days & Competitions.