How Performance Coaching Can Help You Maximize your Potential
Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal Manager who has helped develop exciting young players such as Cesc Fabregas, outlined this in an interview many years ago that the development of a young player is like building a house and that the foundation must be built – based on technical development. Learn more
Academy players in Europe, including the famous La Masia training academy in Barcelona typically complete 70 minutes of team training per day. The majority of their development is based on the individual work the do or small-group sessions with academy skills coaches.
Young players of the future will be required to release the ball accurately and instantly over a variety of distances using both feet and on any surface. A quality first touch will be critical as will the ability to operate successfully in congested areas with speed and precision. Retaining possession will be a key feature of play for Elite players and so will possessing the “craft” to disguise techniques and “out-smart” their direct opponents.
What is Performance Coaching?
Performance coaching can help young players maximize their potential and achieve their individual soccer goals.
This process is accelerated by working with a performance coach who will focus the coaching process on an individual or small group of players.
Performance coaching can help young players to:
- Set practical, achievable goals
- Develop new skills
- Identify and maximise strengths
- Develop tools to overcome weaknesses
- Identify road blocks to achieving their true potential
- Aspire and drive towards a higher level of success