"I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player." --Pelé
Soccer, like any sport, demands commitment to its craft. As a dedicated soccer player, you realize this. Hours upon hours are spent focusing on everything from proper footwork, to ball skills, to game strategy. But your team only practices twice a week, and it’s near impossible to get one-on-one time with your coach during those practices.
That’s where Elite Soccer Training comes in. Whether your goal is making a club team, honing specific skills to play at a collegiate level, or simply improving a certain area of your game, Elite Soccer Training has the expertise and commitment to get what you want out of the sport you love.
All aspects of the game are covered--from basic skills to advanced concepts, and training will encompass everything from intensive skill work, to agility drills, to advanced in-game strategies. And while new concepts will be introduced, EST’s goal is to teach and reinforce basic skills that are at the heart of the game.
But what separates EST from the conventional camp model is its ability to teach individually to a player, and not collectively at them. As recent college graduates, EST’s trainers have just been through the rigors of youth soccer, and are armed with the knowledge of what it takes to take your game to its highest level.
Training sessions can be conducted on an individual basis, or in small groups. Groups are scheduled according to the player’s age to enhance the learning experience for each player. These are some of the main concepts/skills that will be covered:
Dribbling: Focus on ways to maintain possession of the ball as well as learn different moves used by professionals to create space and evade defenders.
Heading: Learn the different methods to head the ball, specific to different game situations, while stressing the skills needed to improve directional heading.
Passing & Collecting: Improve both long- and short-range passing accuracy, and learn to play away from pressure with your first touch--giving you more time to make decisions.
Shooting: Work on striking the ball cleanly and accurately, so that you put a higher percentage of shots in the back of the net.
Agility: Improve footwork while increasing your balance and speed, thereby giving you that extra step to pass your opponent.
Game Strategy: Learn the subtleties of movement: touching and moving, checking to the ball versus checking away from the ball, moving into space to free up a lane for a teammate as well as other tactics.
Elite Soccer Training - Last updated 5/21/2014