WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRAINING AND TEAM PRACTICE?
Team practice is an integral part of developing as a player. As a club coach AND professional trainer, I see the multiple benefits of this aspect of a player's development. At team practice, players learn general knowledge of the game; learning foundational movements, foot skills, passing & receiving with teammates, small sided application, team formations and more. Those ARE all crucial to improving as a player; especially in a sport that requires team oriented knowledge. So why is training still so important when players can "just go to practice"?
The problem is the lack of true individual development. While team practice can help players learn general aspects of training, most players do not gain the individual development needed to truly improve. Here's why:
Comfort Zones - Many players struggle at practice to step outside their comfort zones; usually due to fear of failure (peer or coach related).
Coach Focus - Coaches focusing on team oriented development with 12-18 athletes cannot give each individual the instruction and help they need without losing focus on others or the team.
Limited Practice Time - Most teams only practice 2-3 times a week or approximately 4.5 hours. If a teacher asked your child to become proficient in calculus with only 4.5 hours spent a week, that would be unrealistic. Soccer is the same. If you want to become proficient, you must do the homework to pass the test.
WHY TO TRAIN WITH SOCCER PLAYER ACADEMY?
At Soccer Player Academy our training approach is 100% built on developing players completely so they can take their lessons directly to the field; merging training with team practice curriculum. We make sure our athletes not only know how techniques work but more importantly understand how and why to apply them. Whether mentally, physically or technically, players must fully develop in order to succeed. Can you improve not only at team practice but more so as an individual? Players are only as strong as their weaknesses but if you can push your development to be constantly improving, you may be surprised how proficient you can become!
TEAM TRAINING. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A CUSTOMIZED PROPOSAL FOR YOUR TEAM AT 865-360-1155 OR BOOK US NOW
Team Training is designed for recreational to college level team(s) who are looking to develop their team play and players technical and tactical play. Soccer Player Academy coaches and staff will improve players and give them the right tool to success on their own as a team.
Our Soccer Fitness Training is our fitness training design for soccer players, teams, or groups to help improve their fitness such as SAQ, endurance, and etc... Doing the right training will prevent injuries and more