This weekend was amazing! We had so many fantastic moments throughout and saw so much growth in all of our superstars! There were many different focuses for the different age groups this week, from agility and balance, to 1v1 defending and attacking. We had so many superstars turn up to our sessions this weekend and we cannot wait to welcome so many more to our new franchise venue in Cheshunt!
In both of our youngest classes, the 18 months – 3 and 3-5 classes there was one main focus. This was working on agility, balance and co-ordination. We did this through using a circuit for the children to navigate, but still making it football related. By working on their agility and balance, it will allow them to improve these skills to then use in match scenarios. It is very important to work on these vital skills as it trains the body to move more efficiently which is needed not only in football but in everyday life.
In our older indoor classes, our 5-7’s, the main focus was dribbling with pressure. In this case we wanted our superstars to feel more comfortable on the football with a defender close by to them. This enhances not only their confidence but also their close control dribbling. This is very important especially during matches as it will allow them to be more confident to show their ability on the ball. Also it will show them that they are able to dribble under pressure enhancing self belief. This is very important especially in children as young as some of our superstars!
Check you what some of our superstars got up to this weekend here!
In our development sessions this week, it was heavily focused on ball mastery. Dribbling and skills were the main focus this weekend to enhance their dribbling ability but to do so whilst learning and focusing on skills. Over the course of the session they would’ve worked on over 6 different skills. By introducing them to so many different skills, it will allow them to use all these different ones to get past their opponents. We pride ourselves in our development sessions to ensure each superstar is ready for the jump up to our teams. By focusing on skills and dribbling it makes each child more technically advanced and also helps their agility and balance.
Internal League Games
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Lakers 8 – 4 Pro Elite Rockets – This game was bursting with goals! A 12 goal thriller that saw the Lakers come out on top. The game was end to end throughout and saw so many amazing goals scored. The Lakers just edged the match as a whole but both sides put in fantastic performances. The player of the game: One of the standout performances was Hasan A, even though he was on the losing side he put in a fantastic performance and helped his team massively throughout.
Pro Elite Panthers 2 – 4 Pro Elite Chiefs
Pro Elite Warriors 2 – 4 Pro Elite Blazers
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Rockets 2 – 1 Pro Elite jets – A game full of drama and even a last minute winner! A very tense matchup that saw a great game played by two good footballing sides. The game saw it at 1-1 until the very last minute when the player of the game Brodie L had a shot from 20 yards out and it flew into the top corner to win the match for his team. A fantastic goal that topped off a great performance. A goal that deserved to win any game!
Pro Elite Panthers 0-1 Pro Elite Lakers
Pro Elite Rockets 2-1 Pro Elite Jets
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Celtics 5-5 Pro Elite Grizzlies – a 10 goal thriller which saw the points shared between the sides! The game was end to end the whole match and it made for a fantastic game! The matchup was very intense and saw so many amazing goals, tackles and saves. The player of the game: Aaadam A who scored 2 goals for his Grizzlies team had a fantastic game, he was everywhere on the pitch and was integral in helping his team to secure the point. This was certainly a match for the ages!
Pro Elite Chiefs 6-4 Pro Elite Thunder
Pro Elite Magic 3-1 Pro Elite Heat
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Panthers 3-1 Pro Elite Warriors – A very tight match that saw the Panthers take all three points. The game was played at a very high level and it made for a very exciting game. Defending was at the forefront of the match, incredible discipline and defending made it very frustrating for the opposing team. Player Of The Game: Kayan C ended up being player of the game. He scored 2 for his team but that was far from all he done. He was constantly competing and battling for his side to help them to get the three points. A very good performance overall!
Pro ELite Chiefs 8-3 Pro Elite Blazers
Pro Elite Rockets 7-0 Pro Elite Lakers
The whole weekend saw so many amazing moments all the way from our toddlers who are just starting to learn about football. To our teams wonder kids who put in amazing performances every week. We are always looking to improve every aspect of Pro Elite and help each one of our superstars grow. We cannot wait for next week where we will have an extra special weekend celebrating the start of the WORLD CUP! Look out for our next blog post soon!