For the first five months, The BB Elite will run "The Next Step" whereby children who are entering reception and year one classes will receive group training sessions.
This will get the children ready for when they get split into their academic year groups in January.
THE NEXT STEP SESSION
The focus for our reception group is to improve on their basic skills of football following on from BabyBallers and utilising the use of matching colours in teamed / match situations.
Ball mastery will be used a lot so that the players are able to get comfortable with the ball using different foot surfaces and getting hundreds of touches gaining confidence with the ball.
RECEPTION YEAR PLAYERS
We will be taking those elements learned throughout reception and adding to those whilst we now start to recognise space and working on our passing and receiving.
When and where is the space to attack / defend, should I take a soft touch in a confined area, should I take a larger touch into the space, Should I pass, run or shoot.
We will help improve our players decision making whilst still using the colour matching scheme.
YEAR ONE PLAYERS
In year 2 we will be polishing up on all of the skills and key elements learned over the previous two years whilst focusing on power, explosiveness and speed so that they have worked on all of the fundamentals ready when they go into matches.
We want our players to hit the ground running when they join teams so we will be put all of our ball mastery finishing, passing, 1v1 skills together into group play situations so that we become comfortable performing these tasks within team environments.