Did you know that every move in Anytime Soccer Training has its own dedicated video? Here’s why it’s important that we do it that way.
Reason #1 – Individual Training Provides the Time
Individual training is the only opportunity that the player has to achieve mastery.
“It’s preferable to repeat some movements several times than to run through the full panoply of the young players’ repertoire in one session”. The repetition of a drill re-inforces skill and technique and makes them become instinctual. – FIFA
Reason #2 – Team Trainer is Not Ideal
There just isn’t enough time during team training to get the necessary repetitions. Each player within the team will be at different skill levels. Finally, team training is better suited for the application of the skill within game-like conditions.
Reason #3 – Slow Progressions Increase Mastery & Reduce Frustration
It’s best that players learn at their own pace.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Youth soccer players have many years to master these skills.
Giving players the space to practice one move at a time [as part of a gradual progression], and make mistakes ensures that they become skillful without getting overwhelmed or frustrated.
One-Touch Cone Weave Drill
Above is a drill that you can easily do at home. Set out 10 to 15 cones in a straight line with about 1.5 to 2 feet between each cone. Start at one end of the row with the ball at your feet.
Using both feet, dribble between each cone, shifting the ball through the gaps.
Once you reach the end of the row, turn back, dribble straight to the starting cone, and go again
The full program modifies this drill with different cone set-ups and feet.