Transition Phase 2017-09-02T22:30:21+00:00

Keynsham Transition Phase

SCHOOL LEAVER AGE

16 – 18 years old
(BY DATE OF BIRTH)

Chronological age has to take account of the variability of gender, ability, maturation and the developmental needs of the individual.

In 1 LTPD Phases 16 – 18

TECHNICAL

Becoming technically proficient

Executing the correct technique on demand

Contributing to team play involving space & time

Producing the techniques required to support both defending & attacking strategies

PHYSICAL

Muscle mass gains

Strength improves

Power increases

Lactate training

Improving recovery

Full potential is progressively achieved

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Lifestyle skills

Developing a stable temperament

Understanding match play

Communication

Advanced coping strategies are developed

SOCIAL

Developing emotional stability

Being socially responsible

Recognising cultural differences

Dealing with conflict

Appreciating others

PLAYERS AGED 16-18 (Transition Phase):

This transition stage will see the club looking at preparing players for the daunting prospect of adult football. It is our aim to retain as many players as is possible into this stage, one which is a notorious “dropping off” point for young footballers.

We take great pride in developing players for our Keynsham senior teams.

There will be more emphasis than in earlier years on winning football matches but this will still be attempted absolutely under the umbrella of teamwork, good football, respect and fair play.

Practice to improve technical ability will still be important although tactics, team shape and a player’s role within the team will take on a higher priority than before.

Players will be encouraged to continue developing their coaching education, with a view to assisting a coach from a younger age group within the club.

KTJFC POSITIONAL PROFILES

Goalkeeper

  • Good communication and organises the defence
  • Adopts a high starting position when team in possession, ready to offer an angle for a back pass
  • Good control and distribution with both feet
  • Can vary distribution from the hands, always looking to start attacks
  • Quick reactions including when needed to block shots or intercept an opponent’s through ball
  • Very brave and a good shot-stopper

Wide Defender

  • Offers width when in possession & always ready to receive from goalkeeper
  • Loves to get forward and offer support to attackers (overlaps / combination play)
  • Strong and aggressive in 1v1 situations
  • Makes good decisions on when to press and when to hold
  • Communicates well with fellow defenders and understands how to defend as part of a unit (press, slide, drop etc.)
  • Loves tackling including blocking shots and crosses

Central Defender

  • Very strong and courageous and committed to winning 1v1 duels
  • Communicates well with fellow defenders and understands how to defend as part of a unit (press, slide, drop etc.)
  • Very good organisational skills, is focused and shows good concentration levels
  • Loves blocking shots, clearing the danger area and is good in the air
  • Comfortable on the ball and can take the ball into midfield
  • Can pass the ball short and long

Defensive Midfielder

  • Very efficient in possession with good pass success rate
  • A real team player who will protect the defenders
  • Good reader of the game who regains possession regularly; intercepts and tackles well
  • Aware of what is around him at all times (“can play through 360 degrees”)
  • Good range of passing, always looking to start attacks
  • Excellent stamina, tracks and marks opponents well and recovers quickly

Attacking Midfielder

  • Always available and able to receive the ball, even if under pressure
  • Will always look for space and offer an option to teammate in possession
  • Very creative and skillful and loves to have attempts on goal
  • Looks to play quickly and loves attacking defenders
  • Good passing skills and sees opportunities for combination play
  • Takes up good positions when opponents have possession, always being ready to counter attack

Wide Midfielder / Winger

  • Good receiving and turning skills and looks to play forward
  • Looks to isolate defenders and receive the ball in dangerous positions
  • Has explosive speed and excellent skill to consistently beat opponents 1v1
  • Provides supply of ball to teammates through accurate passing and good crossing ability
  • Loves to score goals and regularly gets into goal scoring positions himself
  • Always ready to press opponents when team not in possession and fill in for his attacking full back when required

Striker

  • Works very hard, always showing for teammates and providing an outlet whilst also pressing opponents when they have the ball
  • Excellent movement and positioning, always looking to attack space or create space for others
  • Creative and clever at set up play, linking with teammates for combination moves
  • Strong and aggressive to hold the ball up and keep possession
  • Good goal scoring abilities using a wide range of finishes with both feet and also headers
  • Always alert with good reaction skills and determination
  • Loves to attack 1v1 and gets shots on goal