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Small Sided Training

Orix Soccer Academy provides a unique and innovative training experience for our program participants in assisting them to reach their soccer goals. Players can train and play with Orix full time or in combination with other clubs and programs.
Orix Soccer Academy’s primary focus for young players is developing the players decision-making rather than prioritizing size and strength. The player’s ability to think the game at high level generally supersedes just physical attributes alone.

Our Small Sided Training format ensures that players develop a foundation that is centered around strong technical and decision making abilities. This training format is fast paced and played in a tighter space; therefore players must learn to think and react quicker. As a result they will improve their first touch, balance, coordination, ball mastery, shooting with both feet, situational awareness, accurate passing and receiving with both feet.

We believe young players learn through repetition and practice in small areas where this development will occur naturally. We believe this is the best way to achieve accelerated development and prepare players for opportunities beyond youth soccer.
Our programs train indoors in gymnasiums from October to March and outdoors from April to September. The program allows players to train and play matches year round in a high performance development training environment. Our training program is designed to develop the individual player’s technical, tactical and cognitive abilities (Soccer IQ).

10 Benefits of Learning To Play In A Small Sided Training Format

  • Improves decision-making skills.
  • Improves reaction time.
  • Increases ball contact (Over 600% more touches than 11 aside soccer).
  • Improves creative playmaking ability.
  • Improves 1v1 skills.
  • Increases ability to scan the field of play resulting in improved situational awareness.
  • Improves technical ability.
  • Encourages players to naturally play off the ball.
  • Improves player’s confidence.
  • Improves players Football Intelligence (Football/Soccer IQ).

Why We Train Players Indoors

At Orix Soccer Academy we believe our INDOOR SOCCER PROGRAM is the best way for your child to learn the beautiful game and reach their potential. Legends such as Messi , Neymar, Ronaldhino, Ronaldo, Kaka, Zico and the Great Pele all played some form of small sided soccer and credit it with supporting their soccer development.

Orix Academy Training Programs offers primarily an Indoor Soccer format for for our academy participants . This format is fast paced and played in a tighter space; therefore players must learn to think and react quicker. As a result they will develop the skills required in the future to be standout 11 aside soccer players.

Indoor Soccer will help players develop an exceptional first touch, foot speed, balance, agility and coordination, ball mastery, shooting with both feet, situational awareness, accurate and quick passing and receiving. We believe children learn through repetition and practice in small areas where this development will occur naturally.

Our programs play indoors in gymnasiums from mid September to March.

10 benefits of learning to play in an Indoor Soccer format:

  • Improves decision-making skills.
  • Improves reaction time.
  • Increases ball contact (Over 600% more touches than 11 aside soccer).
  • Improves creative playmaking ability.
  • Improves 1v1 skills.
  • Increases ability to scan the field of play resulting in improved situational awareness.
  • Improves technical ability.
  • Encourages players to naturally play off the ball.
  • Improves player’s confidence.
  • Improves players Football Intelligence (Soccer IQ).
Orix is firmly committed to ensuring whenever possible players will play at their ability level and are not restricted by age group designations. As a result all players in the INDOOR SOCCER PROGRAMS will receive opportunities to train and play matches with older age groups if they are deemed by Orix academy staff as ready to play and compete at the next level. We believe this is the best way to achieve accelerated development and prepare players for opportunities beyond youth soccer.

At Orix we have a simple philosophy “more teaching less coaching”.

Our Academy Program

The objective of the Academy Program is to prepare players for opportunities beyond youth soccer.

The program offers youth player’s soccer league participation on our academy teams, advanced skills training programs and camps. We develop players who believe they have the potential to become elite players but are not afforded a pathway through the existing soccer establishment.

Our training programs are designed to develop the individual player’s technical, tactical and cognitive abilities (Soccer IQ). Orix Academy’s proven track record and network in soccer allow us to provide a unique and innovative training experience for our program participants in assisting them to reach their soccer goals.

Orix is firmly committed to ensuring whenever possible players will play at their ability level and are not restricted by age group designations. As a result all players in the ACADEMY TRAINING PROGRAMS will receive opportunities to train and play matches with older age groups if they are deemed by Orix academy staff as ready to play and compete at the next level. We believe this is the best way to achieve accelerated development and prepare players for opportunities beyond youth soccer.

At Orix we have a simple philosophy “more teaching less coaching”.

Goalkeeper Training

(Modern Day GK)

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In today’s game the modern day goalkeeper is very much an outfield player hence the term coined to define them “sweeper-keeper”. In the past the position was solely about shot stopping and keeping the ball out of the net. The goalkeeper position however has undergone a complete transformation since 1992 (introduction of Back Pass rule). Today the position has evolved from the last line of defence into the initial point of the attack with the goalkeeper required to start attacking moves via accurate distribution of the ball. With the level of distribution required by goalkeepers today, we now regard goalkeepers such as Ederson and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as being some of the most technically gifted players on their teams.
The modern day goalkeeper must be one of the most technically proficient players on any team and their ball distribution must be sublime. There is no question the most important distribution skill goalkeepers must possess today is the ability to pass effectively with their feet. The modern goalkeeper needs to be able to play accurate short passes as well as long balls to specific players in specific areas of the field. Exceptional distribution by goalkeepers ensures your team retains the ball, has the ability to play through presses and attacks can start via short passes from the goalkeeper instead of long punts up field which generally result in loss of possession.

In today’s game 70-80% of goalkeepers touches are with their feet. That number is staggering and to put that into perspective, for every 5 times a goalkeeper touches the ball, 4 of them are with their feet.

At Orix we have undergone a rethink of the logic behind what goalkeepers are primarily doing in practice for 70-80% of the time (diving, catching, punching) and instead to what the goalkeeper should actually focus on based on what they are required to do for 70-80% of each game (playing with their feet and tactical proficiency).

Our training programs are focused on developing the goalkeepers passing and distribution, enhancing their game understanding, improving their game management skills, teaching them to communicate effective information to teammates throughout the entire game and ensuring they understand the fundamental tactical purpose of the position. Orix Soccer Academy understands the importance in today’s game of integrating goalkeepers into the team training sessions to ensure they develop the skills required to play the position effectively at the next level.