Ian McClurg and Adam Bouchard with Sevilla FC Coach Sergio Dominguez Cobo
1v1 Soccer FC player Adam Bouchard has completed a successful week long trial with Spanish La Liga club Sevilla FC. Adam trained with the U16 academy team and was praised for his technical ability during his stay. This is a major accomplishment, given that Spain are the current world champions and are noted for their high technical ability.
Adam’s performances earned him an invite to return to Sevilla FC in August 2012 for another trial. 1v1 Soccer FC Director of Coaching, Ian McClurg, has also been asked to identify and bring other players to Sevilla FC for assessment, as early as August of this year.
To progress to the next level, the Sevilla FC coaching staff has advised Adam to improve his upper body strength and be more aggressive during game situations. Sevilla FC coaches believe that to become a top professional player it is important for players to have a “warrior-type” winning mentality and impose themselves consistently during training and game situations.
1v1 Director of Coaching Ian McClurg believes that it is now up to Adam if he is to progress to the next level “ Adam has performed technically well in training at Sevilla FC. To successfully earn a place in one of their academy teams he must be accepting of all the feedback he has received and commit immediately to the necessary physical and psychological work. The next step for him will be to “take a place away” from another player and to do that, he will have to prove to Sevilla FC that he is capable of controlling and dominating the central midfield area on a consistant basis during training and game situations”