About IDP - Indoor Development Program 2012-13
THPFC is happy to announce the continued development of the Toronto High Park FC’s - Indoor Development Program (IDP) - Now into its third year, the program is designed for players who wish to continue their soccer development during the fall/winter months.
Week of Oct 29
Dec 24 - Jan 07
Dec 24 - Dec 31
IDP Program Outline
The focus of IDP is on individual skill development in terms of both…
- Ball Mastery: everything related to efficiency with the ball. This includes being comfortable using all parts of the body to control the ball, improving 1st touch, learning how to use feints and fakes, 1 v 1 moves to beat an opponent, etc.
- Application: game related skill application and building game awareness
Most programs that other clubs and/or academies offer is the first part but very few offer the application part and this is key, as players need to work on applying their new skills in a low pressure environment in order to perfect them.
Our IDP program consists of two weekly sessions (see schedule for age specific details)
- Turf field – players will have 1.5hrs of training at a turf field where the focus will be on ‘Ball Mastery,’ which includes being comfortable with controlling the ball with all parts of the body, perfecting their first touch, having more suppleness on the ball, developing body fakes, 1 v 1 individual skills to beat an opponent, etc.
- Futsal – Part two of the program is a one hour futsal game in a local gymnasium. Futsal is indoor soccer with the main modification being the use of a heavier ball to allow more touches on the ball during the game. During this session, coaches will be looking to see if players are trying to implement skills being taught at the turf sessions along with teaching numerous nuances of the game, including how to play in tight spaces, learning to create chances etc. Instruction takes place mostly during the first 30-40 minutes with the last part of the practice dedicated to just having the players enjoy the game with minimal if any intervention.
Futsal has long been played around the world and many famous players have attributed their skill set directly to their participation in futsal. Locally, both Dwayne DeRosario and Julian DeGuzman have acknowledged that playing in the famed Toronto Hispanic Futsal league as youngsters had a huge influence on their skill development.
We are dedicated to bringing the best possible coaching to all our players. The coaches will be professional paid coaches with a variety of experiences, but all of them have played and/or coached soccer at a high level.
Below is a list of some of the coaches that will be involved with the program this coming season:
currently Technical Director, Toronto High Park FC
former professional player, member of the Canadian National Youth Team and Provincial Coach
former professional player and member of Canada’s National Soccer team.
former NCAA division 1 scholarship player
former NCAA division 1 scholarship player
UEFA ‘A’ license coach
Sports Science and Physical Fitness Degree, Coach Milan junior camp
former CSL player, keeper coach
New this year
THPFC will work toward providing a 10:1 player to coach ratio during the turf sessions. Based on registration numbers, this may vary from 8:1 or 12:1 to allow for maximum individual attention and feedback.
Lamport Stadium (King and Dufferin)
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute (Kipling and Horner, behind the ‘MasterCard Centre’)
Runnymede Public School (Runnymede & Colbeck)
Runnymede Collegiate (Jane & Annette)
Parkdale Recreation Centre (Lansdowne and Queen)
Western Tech (Runnymede & Colbeck)
The exact schedule will be posted once determined but the following is rough guideline.
Turf: Tuesday (5-7), Friday (6p-9p) or Sunday (2p-8p)
Futsal: Friday (6p-9p), Saturday (9a-7p), Sunday (9a-3pm)
Turf: 14 weeks starting November 16, one week no training during the Christmas season.
Futsal: 14 weeks minimum starting mid to late October, two weeks no training during the Christmas season.
Players that have at one point or another played on a rep, select or all-star team in any club. If a child has not been a part of any of these programs but still wishes to participate a referral from a coach would be appreciated and will be followed by an evaluation session.
If any age group has an interest level that exceeds program capacity then evaluation sessions will be scheduled.
The cost is $395 for U7 & U8, all other age groups is $495 for the duration of the program
Registration is to commence towards the end of September but please check back for updates.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Rep coach for your age level and gender. For contact info, from the menu at left, click Rep, then Team Pages, and then the appropriate team. If no team contact is given, then contact the Technical Director at email@example.com.
Created by: Director - G.Espinosa -- Last updated:Dec 05, 2012