The technical preparation of each player is the most important aspect in the developmental program at SEFA Soccer. A soccer player is continuously under pressure to perform successfully. We provide the skills required to achieve that success through our technical training programs. A combination of different movements and actions that do not repeat each other in structure are key to developing these high level skills. This ability to change the combination of movements in random succession leads to successful player development. The ability to receive, handle, pass, feint and dribble the ball and striking techniques are the most important elements of modern football and also the most sought after players are those who display these high level techniques. Coaches at SEFA Soccer pay special attention to working on developing and refining these skills.
Soccer tactics consist of knowledge, skills and the ability to understand the situation. Tactical preparation of each player is a very important component of the game especially for players aged 13 years and older. The ability to recognize different patterns, to adapt to different game formations, to choose the correct position on the field, the ability to “read the game” and distinguish between attack and defensive tactics are all extremely important elements of modern soccer.
A proven training process at SEFA Soccer includes mandatory viewing of post game video. We carefully analyze both our failures and successes. This is also supplemented by videos of world class players and teams to show similar situations and how to properly execute these plays. The result is instant feedback and understanding.
In football, there are two aspects of training. General and physical training. General training provides the comprehensive development of the Players body’s physical abilities. Physical training provides the development of the functional capabilities which are specific to each football player.
Our approach to physical training at SEFA Soccer is based on a combination of player age and physical development. For younger aged players, we focus more towards the development of coordination, agility and running techniques. At the older ages (13 years and up), the emphasis shifts toward the development of speed endurance, strength endurance and explosive and high speed maneuverability and movements. The purpose of this physical training program is to be able to perform these techniques at a consistently high level.
The success of a player can be amplified by knowledge of the basics of psychology. In the interactions between the coach and the player, questions arise requiring proper feedback. Proper planning is required to be able to deliver the correct answer. The strategy of preparing athletes of individual sport is very different from that of training athletes of a soccer team. In the former, it is a single individual, in the latter, it is a single individual in a group of many. Generally, children under 12 years old are interested primarily in the training process and the quality of soccer in itself is of no interest. Conversely, children over 12, are more critical and are more prone to analysis, thereby, more interested the fine tuning of their skill set. That is why we at SEFA Soccer consider psychological preparation as challenging and requiring an individual approach tailored to each player.