The DEQ programme at Dulwich College Suzhou has an outstanding record of providing students across all year levels with a fun, dedicated and professional learning experience. In Oct 2017, our DEQ students took off on a memorable week's Tour in the UK, taking in competitive fixtures, stadium tours, professional coaching as well as finding time to watch live Premier League games at both West Bromwich Albion and Everton Football Clubs.
Students passionate about football have the opportunity to register with the Dulwich Earthquake Football (DEQ) programme! DEQ is one of our signature sports programmes and open to all ages.
The programme will start on 17 August, and registration is now open. Registration is mandatory, and every student should register according to their current age group. Please click HERE for registration.
Our programmed is centered on providing an environment that develops passion for the game in addition to the core fundamentals of football. Our student to teacher ratio is approximately 1:10 maximizing the opportunity for individual ball mastery and experience in competitive play. Below is a description of the focus of each age level.
U8 (Year 3) U9 (Year 4) and U10 (Year 5) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/12
At this age level the curriculum will be a continuation in the development of the core aspects of the game. It will provide a deeper knowledge of how these core elements can be applied into game situations; however grass roots development of technique and fundamental skills remain a focus, with enjoyment still key to each training session. Players will be introduced to positional play through practice of simple possession rondo`s. Players should experience all outfield positions to enhance development and understanding of the game.
U13 (Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/12
At this age the players should have the fundamentals of the game, they will be introduced into positional, tactical and more competitive aspects of the game. They will begin to understand various systems of play and how the roles may differ. Players will still receive technical development, but importance will be placed on applying this in game situations.
O13 (Year 9 to Year 13) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/15
Players at this age develop a good understanding of the game, differentiating phases (defensive organization, defensive transition, offensive organization and offensive transition). Exercises will incorporate zonal position and pressure with different depths in defensive behavior, as well as effective counter press when the ball is lost. Offensive routines will be set with the aim to create team dynamics in the offensive process.
Goalkeeper Specific Practices Year 3 to Year 5 (Max of 6 students per group) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/5
Improve the goalkeeper’s technical skills through the use of technical practices and ball manipulation exercises and that all goalkeepers are comfortable handling the ball.
To ensure that goalkeepers are constantly put in environments where their decision-making skills will be tested and improved.
Goalkeeper Specific Practices Year 5 to Year 9 and Year 10 to Year 13 (Max of 8 students per group) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/6
Same as the younger age group with more demanding circumstances and a focus on the goalkeepers tactical understanding of the game, while maintaining and improving the technical ability.
CLINICS DUCKS (Max of 6 students per group) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/6
Weekly training program, in small groups. Aimed at students-athletes who want to enhance their individual technical skills continuously. Structured in order to complement the regular group training, this program consists of weekly sessions of 60 minutes aimed to improve the individual performance of football players, with specific focus on individual technique.
CLINICS Junior school (Max of 6 students per group) maximum ratio teacher/student – 1/6
Weekly training program, in small groups. Aimed at students-athletes who want to enhance their individual technical skills continuously. Structured in order to complement the regular group training, this program consists of weekly sessions of 60 aimed to stimulate creativity, game intelligence and speed of execution and develop technical-tactical performance according to each player’s position.
To find out more about the coaches, time schedules and calendar, please click HERE.