Friday Open Play – Street Soccer

By: City Starz Soccer

STREET SOCCER FRIDAYS!

We are excited to announce our Friday Street Soccer/Futsal open play with Coach Arthur De Assis Ribeiro. Coach Arthur has played and coached in the Professional Futsal circuit in Brazil and France for well over 10 years. 

What is it? (open to all regardless of club affiliation)
Club soccer can be overly structured at times.  Our “Street Soccer” Program is designed to imitate the playground era where free play and creativity was in abundance.  The objective is to give the game back to the players. A game where playing free, making mistakes and trying new things are encouraged.  This program will focus heavily on the individual, maximizing touches on the ball, fostering creativity in an environment where mistakes are encouraged.

Location
Astoria Park Turf Field
19th ave & Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105

Ages
7-11 years old  –  5:30-6:45pm
12 and older – 6:45-8:00pm

Lesson Breakdown

  • 30 minutes – 1 ball per player Futsal Inspired technical skills, Ball Mastery
  • 45 minutes – 1v1 to 4v4 small sided games , coaches will facilitate while players are encouraged to express themselves technically 

On Average 4v4 versus 9v9 has: 

  • 135% more passes
  • 260% more Scoring Attempts
  • 500% more Goals Scored
  • 225% more 1v1 Encounters
  • 280% more Dribbling Skills (tricks)

Some of the benefits that can be found by playing street soccer include:

  • The game is the teacher rather than a coach – players will learn from their own mistakes and will not be afraid to make them as they sometimes are when a coach highlights their mistake.
  • Small sided games will help players with their control and ability on the ball – tricks, showmanship and ball skills are encouraged and highlighted in the small sided games that street soccer creates. Players confidence and ability on the ball will grow.
  • Communication will flow easier when a coach isn’t providing most of the communication from a sideline – in a game without adult supervision, players will be forced to communicate instead of relying on a coach to communicate and share information.
  • The basics of tactical play are easily taught in small sided games – depth, height and width are all learned from small sided situations. Players will begin to learn how to support, transition from attack to defense and creating attacking movement are all seen the more players play in small sided games.
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