Hello everyone and welcome to the Personal Soccer Coach Blog. The way we would like to start this journey is by applauding the work of everyone (players, coaches, parents, admins etc.) in the football (soccer) community for the RESILIENCE shown to continue development during unprecedented times. Innovating the way, we train, compete and engage throughout the community.

Resilient players will never fail, they might lose and learn but they will never stop trying

In efforts to continue development through lockdown, a lot of players took on individual training. Whether, they trained alone, with their parents or private coach, they benefited from a different type of training that they may not have been exposed to before. FootyFive’s mission was to empower, engage and motivate players to continue their development with the FootyFive Virtual Training Program. Here are some areas that individual training can prove to be crucial in a player’s development.

Collective team training normally only includes two or three hours a week and often leaves players missing out on the opportunity to focus on individual technical training. This then leaves gaps in the soccer player’s development. The opportunity for players to have time on the ball to develop “organic” technique, which typically came from kids playing street soccer back in the day, is crucial for the individuals development. FootyFive looks to help players with an expert training curriculum (UEFA coach developed) that is engaging, easy to follow and motivating. FootyFive can help address the following areas.

  • For high performance players looking to improve their game – As your goals start to aim higher and your level increases, the margins become to success become smaller. The benefits of working with an expert across targeted and specific areas of your game can provide a huge difference.
  • Learn and master new techniques – Truly technical soccer training is often over looked in team training, either because of a lack of field time or because it can be challenging to properly coach requiring a lot of patience, yet it is a vital part of a soccer player’s makeup. Individual soccer practice is essential for mastering skills that can be difficult to master when only practiced in a game situation. Learning 1v1 skills, ball control, first touch, passing and finishing are essential to any successful player.
  • Build confidence in a football player – Soccer is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. Confidence plays a crucial role in the success of a soccer player and that is where 1on1 soccer training can play a defining role. Training in a player focused positive environment can really help to break down mental barriers and lift the player to new confidence levels.