By working up to 40 minutes on the ball at home, you can easily get 3-4,000 touches that encompass all of the following (which are NECESSARY):
Each Exercise: 50 reps each foot or 1 Minute maximum touches.
(GO through TWICE)
Soccer Practice is Not Where you Become Great, It is simple. 2-3 practices per week does not produce excellent results.
Half the time at practice you are scrimmaging and not focusing on technical development.
Lets look at it from a different perspective:
Can you eat healthy two days a week and have a great physique?
Can you practice piano twice a week and be world class?
Can you practice soccer twice a week and be great?
Thinking that going to just soccer practice alone is going to make you great is not realistic.
There has to be more commitment from the players side.
1.Bottom of the Foot Touches (Toe Touches)
Our training focuses on correction through repetition and application of those skills in game-like situations. A technically developed athlete is an athlete confident in their skills! Technical skills covered throughout the program Regardless of the player's position, will help them to master the control and application required in soccer. If a defender can't finish properly or a striker can't defend properly, they cannot be considered a complete player.
Each of these areas must be worked in a progressive system that moves from:
Basic Rhythm and Coordination, learning to do the pattern, to
Precision (cone work) to master exactly where the ball is traveling, to
Timing, work with a passive defender to learn spacing and a feel for when each technique can be used, to increase confidence while performing skill at proper Game Speed, work with a motivated defender to finally master each technique.
And finally you cannot neglect juggling work.
Not goofing around juggling, but juggling work. Learning to be calm with the ball in the air, learning how much time there is while the ball is dropping from your chest or thigh to your feet is essential. Learning that a ball in the air is just as easy to shield and control as one on the ground… and sometimes expands possibilities.
* If you have trouble juggling then check out the S2S Video on "BounceJuggles"
The icing on any technical session focused on ball control is juggling work.
Soccer is a fast and technical sport. If a player is not comfortable with the ball at their feet, they will have trouble progressing to more tactical and team oriented training.