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TRAINING

FIVE PHASES

 

  • CADET - (GREEN)

  • BEGINNER - (WHITE)

  • INTERMEDIATE - (GOLD)

  • ADVANCED - (YELLOW)

  • ELITE - (BLUE)

 

WEEKLY TRAINING

To see results, you must commit to training. It is recommended that students attend training at least twice per week. Using the martial arts system of progression, students are evaluated prior to the beginning of training to place them on one of the four stages listed above. Each stage consists of 10 levels of progression in the skillwork designed to build the basis for the next phase, and is the building block for the next level. While some of the skills repeat in each stage, the pace, combination of skills, and use in gameplay progresses through the stages. There is an evaluation for each player approximately every 4 weeks, depending on how frequently they train, so they know where they are within the phase and what is required to move to the next phase.

 

HOMEWORK

After each session, students are given a homework assignment. Based on what is done during that session, homework is selected from those drills. Homework is both coach assigned and student selected. Assignments will focus on the drills just introduced and be a progression to the next training session. Students are also asked to pick two drills that they enjoyed and focus on those to master. This philosophy allows students to develop their own style of play and master those moves in preparation for execution during gameplay.

TRAINING CONTENT

 

Skill Work – The program introduces skillsets including dribbling, turning, receiving, passing and shooting.  Drills begin at a basic level and increase in complexity and speed until students are proficient in both offensive and defensive situations during gameplay. 

 

Speed, Agility & Coordination – When players are fast, especially at a young age, their speed can be exploited. If not properly trained, they may never learn how and when to control their pace to their advantage.  By incorporating skill work with speed, agility and coordination techniques, students learn to control their pace and use speed appropriately to get a defender to commit, while using proper body positioning to keep the ball under control.  

 

Game Awareness – The first aspect of game awareness is applying skill work into gameplay. This is introduced in the Intermediate Phase of the program.  As players advance, they will learn how, when, why and where to use certain moves on the field based upon different game situations.  In the Advanced and Elite Phases, students should be proactive and know how to get defenders to commit and create a situation or opportunity for themselves or their teammates instead of simply being reactive to a defenders move. 

TRAINING TIMES AND LOCATIONS

1699 Old Dry Creek Road NW

Huntsville, AL 35806

 

Phone:  256 457 3444

E-mail: TRAINING@NOW-Soccer.com

 

 

Training available 7 days a week.

 

Email or call to schedule your child's evaluation.