G.A.P.S. Football/Soccer Teaching/Coaching Software
- G.A.P.S. Football/ Soccer contains 250 Games, Activities, Practices & Skills. It covers: Passing & Receiving; Running & Movement; Dribbling & Turning; Heading; Shooting; Goalkeeping; Defending; Creating Space; Crossing & Finishing & Fundamental Games.
- G.A.P.S. resources support the effective teaching and coaching of games. They are are based on a ‘Making sense of Games’ approach to coaching, providing Games as starting points. Games are supported by a range of related Activities. Specific Practices support key elements of successful game play (e.g. Passing), and focussed Skills develop individual technique (e.g. leg swing in a lofted pass). G.A.P.S. Football/ Soccer provides teachers and coaches with 250 G.A.P.S. in animated format.
- The Activity Selector provides access to the content via 10 sub categories that cover the key elements of the game. Selecting one category (e.g. Shooting) will load the relevant G.A.P.S. as thumbnails in the index. A search can be filtered by Games, Activities, Practices or Skills.
- The Information Panel shows Overview, Organisation, Technique, Adaptation & Variation and Resources & Equipment.
- Selected G.A.P.S. can be played with the Interactive Animation Player which uses an innovative Slider™ to play and control the animations.
- Create a Session that can be saved for future reference or printed. Individual G.A.P.S. with supporting text can also be printed.
G.A.P.S. Football Covers:
Passing & Receiving
- Practices involving passing and control. Accuracy of short and long passing, movement into space, receiving aerial balls and decision making are covered. Individuals and group practices are used in grids.
Running & Movement
- Includes activities to develop running with the ball and movement into space when not in possession. Individual, group practices and small sided games are used.
Dribbling & Turning
- Grids are used to concentrate on the individual skill of dribbling with the ball. Maintaining close control, changing direction, the ability to feint and dummy and decision making about when to release the ball are all covered.
- Beginning with basic heading technique, activities involving individuals and groups in grids are used to cover defensive heading, the flick on, the knock down and attacking heading to score.
- Practices to develop the basic technique for shooting. First-time shooting, decision making about when to shoot or pass, awareness of shooting opportunities from rebounds, creating space to shoot, long range shooting and free kicks are all covered here.
- Includes activities involving saving and distribution in several different situations. Reactions, agility, handling, narrowing the angle, recovery after a save, diving saves, diving at feet, communication and dealing with crosses are all covered. Groups in grids and small sided games are used to develop this individual skill.
- Practices to develop all aspects involved in defending. Groups in grids and small sided games are used to cover the block tackle, recovery tackle, delaying, jockeying, and clearing crosses.
- Practices are included to develop the ability to create and utilise space. Movement off the ball, passing accuracy, drawing the defender, wall passes and overlaps are all covered in this section.
Crossing & Finishing
- Includes activities in grids using groups and small sided games to develop crossing and finishing skills. Long passing, crossing a moving ball, meeting and re-directing crosses to score, volleying to score and the near post flick-on are all covered.
- Conditioned games are that are designed to develop the basic skills of the game, with the emphasis being placed on fun. Exercise derived from tennis, cricket and rounders are included to achieve this.