Players that want a specialized curriculum to focus on the individual have access to personal training. The trainer has discussions with the player and parent prior to the training to identify exactly what they want to accomplish. The training focuses on repetition of a skill or technique in order to have it mastered. The repetition ranges from simple passing to intense 1v1 drills against the trainer. Many players have already seen big improvements with the additional personal training. As long as the player is willing to work hard, the player will get a lot of coaching points in a short amount of time.
Reasons for personal or small group soccer training
1 on 1 time with our staff will be beneficial and for football it can really help address the following areas:
For players looking to learn how to play soccer and are new to the game - being thrown straight into a team environment or soccer match can be daunting so working with an expert to start with can help ease you into the world of soccer.
For players wanting to play at an advanced or elite level - This is probably the most common reason for 1on1 training. As you aim higher and your level increases, the margins become smaller so working with an expert across specific and targeted areas of your game can really make a difference.
Learn and refine new techniques - Technical football is an area that is often over looked in team training but it is a vital component of a soccer player's makeup. 1 on 1 soccer training and individual soccer practice is great for mastering skills that can be difficult to master in a game situation. Learning core ball mastery, first touch, turning techniques and ball striking along with 1v1 domination are examples of where 1 on 1 soccer training will really benefit the footballer.
Focus on the individual needs of the soccer player - Soccer is a team game but the individual is a vital component in the team's success. When training as a team, a player's individual needs can be overlooked so 1 on 1 soccer training can help significantly. Working 1 on 1 is a blank canvas and the training can be specifically tailored to focus on areas which need work. Most often this is around technique, flexibility, speed, agility and power with and without the ball.
Build confidence in a soccer player - Soccer is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. Confidence plays a huge role in whether a soccer player succeeds and that is where 1 on 1 soccer training can help. Training in a positive environment where the focus is all about the player can really help to break down mental barriers and lift a soccer player to new confidence levels.