Technical training is offered by the club as additional training at no extra cost in the Fall and Spring seasons. The technical training is provided by our club directors and focuses on the individual player. The goal of each session is to plan a session where every single player improves on one or two specific skills used in soccer. In order to do that, the players must be allowed to have many touches on the ball. The repetition is key. There is no pressure on failing. We want our players to try something at game speed to make it realistic to the game. If they do not succeed right away, they are encouraged to try again, and again. Many players are afraid to use their weak foot in games or team practices, but in this environment we embellish the challenge to do not allow our players to say ‘I can’t’ do something.
Technical soccer drills and exercises are designed to promote a players technique and skills. Players will gradually learn over a period of time the coordination and basic motor patterns they need to solve specific soccer game related problems. The decision making process is very complex and players are reacting not only to the other teams movements, but also to their own teammates. Choosing the most effective solutions to these problems require a high degree of ball mastery and wide range of motor skills in higher level soccer. These technical soccer skills are learned through a variety of progressive technical soccer drills. Technical drills should be first performed unopposed to allow the players comfort in making errors and learning. The goal is that these technical skills will eventually be able to be performed in an adaptive and flexible manner on the field in combination with all the decision making a player needs to make.
All travel team players are offered an additional technical training session with one of our full time staff. The one hour session focuses on the individual development. The session will include specific techniques to use in game situations. Sessions are divided into age and skill appropriate to maximize player development.