Winning 5-Steps

With the Dutch Elite Soccer Academy we follow our WINNING 5-STEP methodology. This explains our way of instruction to the players. Our logo represents our WINNING 5-STEP methodology with the 5 stars on the top.

Winning 5-steps:
1. Instruction
2. Practicing
3. Low Pressure
4. High Pressure
5. Game Situation

Every training we do, every drill we do, we follow these steps to guide all of our players to the next level of play.

1. Instruction
During the instruction part we explain the players what to do, when to do it, where to do it and how to do it. This part is visualized for the players with accurate examples by the coach or one of the players.
For example: When teaching passing moves (beating defenders 1 v. 1) the coach will instruct the players on the move and give an example of the move.

2. Practicing
During the practicing period of our WINNING 5-STEPS the players are practicing the topic of the training or drill in an open space. Mastering the movement and creating muscle memory with everything they have to do.
For example: When practicing passing moves the players will now be doing their moves in open space without pressure of any kind.

3. Low Pressure
During the low pressure part the players are practicing the topic of the training or drill in a certain direction, with low pressure from defenders. During this part defenders are limit to space or direction of movement.
For example: When practicing passing moves defenders will only be allowed to move forward. When the attackers are passed them they can not move backwards.

4. High Pressure
During the high pressure part of the WINNING 5-STEPS the players are doing their moves in a simplified form of 11 v. 11. This can be 1 v. 1, 2 v. 1, 3 v. 2 etc.
For example: When practicing passing moves the players will now be doing the moves in a 1 v. 1 setting. Defenders are allowed to move anywhere and can get the ball at any time.

5. Game Situation
During the game situation part the players are actively playing and trying to execute the topic of the day. This can be in 2 v. 2, 3 v. 3, 4 v. 4 up to 11 v. 11.
For example: When training passing moves, the players are now playing a scrimmage in a smaller setting (3 v. 3 or 4 v. 4) and will get points for goals and for succeeded passing moves (actually beating defenders).

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