Saturday 14th October: Gloucester A 4 Wycombe 0; Swindon 4 Gloucester B 1.                        Saturday 14th October: Girls' Festival: Gloucester 2 Kings Norton 0; Gloucester 0 Woking 6; Gloucester 2 Swansea 1.                        Thursday 19th October: ESFA Girls' inter school 7-a-sides (OSP; 4.00-6.00pm).                        Saturday 21st October: Gloucester B v Aston (home; 10.30am); Gloucester Girls v Woking B (home; 11.10am); Gloucester A v Vale of White Horse (away; 10.30am).

Coaching

This section details the coaching structure for all district squads for 2017/18.

Monday evenings – Technical

Oxstalls Sports Centre; Plock Court, Off Tewkesbury Road; GL2-9DW (all-weather surface); 6.00-7.00pm.

First half of 17/18: Monday 11th September-Monday 18th December (inclusive except for Monday 23rd October [half term]).

All players are invited, except those who attend academies or development centres.

Wear GPSFA training kit and all-weather footwear.

Programme

Ball control – general / body shape
Short passing
Ball control – unopposed
Dribbling
Ball control – to play forward
Shooting
Shielding the ball
Ball control – under pressure
Turning with the ball
Running with the ball
Long passing

Goalkeeping Programme (Mondays, from 18th September)

Footwork & movement
Positioning & angles
Ball handling
Shot stopping
Reading the game & 1v1 situations
Dealing with crosses
Distribution
Communication & organising the defence.

Friday evenings – Team Play / Tactical

Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court, Off Tewkesbury Road; GL2-9DW (all-weather surface); 5.00-6.00pm.

First half of 17/18: Friday 8th September-Friday 15th December (inclusive except for Friday 29th September [sponsored shoot-out at Longlevens] and Friday 27th October [half term]).

All players (except when you have a school game on this evening).

Wear GPSFA training kit and all-weather footwear.

Friday Programme

Being compact in midfield when out of possession
Win the ball, keep the ball
Defending when balanced
Defending the penalty area
Defending when outnumbered
Playing out from the back
Playing through the midfield
When to pass, when to dribble
Creating space wide & deep
Switching play through midfield
Combination play in the final third
Setting the ball back to create shooting opportunities outside the penalty area