WEEK 6: LAST EFFORT, LET'S C-RUSH IT!

Dribbling and juggling are two of the most fun activities to work on. Improving your skills in this area will quickly raise your game. Juggle the ball with your head will allow you to trap the ball, pass it to another teammate, and even score off a pass or a corner kick. The best place to connect with the ball is in the middle of the forehead.

Goal: The objective is to help players gain more confidence on the ball as they are now more comfortable and knowledgeable of how to control it.

And here we are! Last week of our program. Now is time to check how much you improved after working hard and consistently through these weeks. Go through the work out early in the week and finish strong by doing the fitness test. Let us know your results! We are looking forward to knowing how you did!

Well done everybody for we have covered three out of the four phases of the game already (attacking, transitioning from attack to defense, and defending). Let’s focus on the last one this week: Transitioning from defense to attack.

These transitional moments are super important and many times where soccer games are won and lost!

You’re in the driver’s seat! Leadership and Influence start with YOU being your best. Then you can lead and influence others to be their best. In this training you’ll learn several must have traits of a great leader and the most effective ways to influence others.

Be explosive as you work this week. Push yourself to get up faster and get more reps of each activity in. Push the amount of work you put in and if needed take a longer break. Push your body to explode to the ball. Train fast so you play fast!

For the last week, we will cover a simple and at the same time effective trick – Ronaldinho’s “Elastico”. I personally think that nobody could perform this trick better than the great Ronaldinho. Do you agree? Send us your video!

READY FOR MORE? CHECK SESSIONS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS AND MOVE UP AND DOWN DIVISIONS TO FIND NEW CHALLENGES!


BETTER W5 - LEVEL 9 - 35 MIN SESSION

This week’s focus is on bettering your skills on the ball. Juggling will improve your single leg strength and balance, while strengthening your ankles and knees. Ball Mastery practice will allow you to take more touches of the ball and manipulate it with the different parts of your feet to protect the ball better and dribble past players with it. Goal: Build a stronger initial touch.

FITTER W5 - SOCCER PLYOMETRIC DRILLS

This week we will work on plyometrics to reach the seventh week of our eight weeks program. On the field, players moving fast and accurately in shorts distances are the ones that make the difference. Be the game changer by changing the pace of the game with fast reactions. Add this work out on your week calendar and keep the consistency throughout the season.

SMARTER W5 - DEFENSIVE TACTICAL ANALYSIS

Defending can be an art, and is beautiful to watch teams that defend right, showing Tenacity, Passion, and Unity, among some of our core values. This week we are going to focus our learning on defending, analyzing Atlético de Madrid, possibly the best team in the world at it. To do so, we’ll watch Atl Madrid 0 - 0 Barcelona for the 2014 Spanish League. Let’s see how much you know about defending champ!

TOUGHER W5 - PRODUCTIVITY & PERFORMANCE

As student-athletes, it’s important to know how to manage time well in order to balance and excel at school, soccer and life. Learning what habits are and aren’t working can be extremely beneficial to your overall success. Reach your desired destination quicker when you learn techniques to help you stay the course.

BRAVER W5 - FOCUS IS SHOT STOPPING & LIVE ACTION!

This session is about putting everything together and stopping live shots in a controlled area. Using a four yard goal (half of a full sized goal), challenge yourself to save 100% of the shots. If you can save balls in this area you will be a solid GK. Add saving balls in the remaining four yards and you will be fantastic!

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