1 on 1 Football Coaching
1. Personal goals
One-on-one coaching for football is similar to having a personal coach. The 1 on 1 football coach will first analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the student. They then create your personalized road map by setting milestones and goals.
This is why it's important. Because it makes your performance quantifiable and is the only way to make progress.
2. Plan a customized session
Group classes offer huge benefits. It can be difficult to provide personalised training in a group environment. One-to-one coaching is different.
One-to-one training gives you the benefit of your personal curriculum. Exercises are designed to meet your goals. You can bet your lessons will include a lot of speed work, both with and without the ball.
3. Rinse & Repeat
You can master anything if you keep at it until it becomes second nature. This is possible with one-to-one coaching. You can continue to learn skills and core movements under the guidance of your coach until you master them.
Do you remember the fear that I felt as a child? Repetition is the best way to overcome it. Your brain switches to autopilot mode when you practice it over and over. Your brain does all the thinking on game day because it has learned how to connect your mind with your body through repetition.
This is no different from driving a car. You don't think twice about doing it again after so many times. It's the same for football. Repetition helps your brain use its football skills, and it chooses the right movement in a fraction of a second. This is the best part. You'll be able to pull it off because you have perfected the technique during your one-to-one lessons.
4. Learn an array of skills
One-to-one coaching in football opens up your world to new opportunities. This doesn't mean just dribbling skills. It can also refer to all kinds of skills without or with the ball.
These skills will be selected by your one-on-one football coach based on your abilities. You won't feel overwhelmed, but you'll definitely be challenged.
This is a huge advantage when it comes down to game day. The game is played at high speeds, so the playing environment changes constantly. You will be able to stand out if you have many skills in your football toolbox.
Think Ronaldo and Messi. Because they are so skilled in many areas, these guys stand out on the pitch. They have amazing shooting skills and dribbling speed.
5. Improve your physical fitness
Physical preparation is the key to success in today's modern game. It all boils down to speed, strength, and agility.
These areas can be developed through a variety of conditioning exercises with one-to-one football coaching. In our one-to-one football coaching lessons, we use HIIT (high intensity interval training). It involves intense training for 30 seconds, followed by 30 seconds of rest. Advanced players may be able to train for up to 40 seconds and have a 20 second rest period.
Why is this important? It builds your fast-twitch fibres, which help you to react quickly to pitch.
Everything happens quickly on a football pitch. You'll be playing catchup if you don't react quickly to changes in the playing field.
You can also achieve physical fitness in one-to-one lessons through conditioned exercises. The game-based approach allows you to focus on one particular movement. Let's assume it is strength that you wish to improve. Let's forget about the ball for a second.
You can ask the student to hold your hand while you move from one side of the pitch onto the next. You can increase the pressure and resistance you apply to help build your strength with each practice. After they are comfortable using their shoulder to support you and not raising their arms, you can use a ball to repeat the motion. You get the idea.
6. Build your confidence
Personal coaching is a great way to motivate yourself. A personal trainer, life coach, or coach for business can all be available to you. They are there to help you improve both your physical and mental performance. Both are equally important.
Your output can be determined by what you think about yourself every day. A coach can help children improve their mental performance by working with them one-on-one. Positive reinforcement, encouragement, and praise will help children develop positive self-talk. This method will help players build confidence and become less critical of their own abilities.
A child I had worked with was called 'Ronaldo' by me in the past. He started to play like me the more I practiced it. He would stand tall and confidently open his body more. He would be able to take free kicks just like him and use the same skills. He would eventually copy his hairstyle. It was fascinating to watch, but somehow it worked.
It is strongly recommended that you have one-on-one coaching to take your child's football game to the next level. These benefits could have helped me overcome my fears and improve my physical abilities, as well as my football potential, when I was younger.
UST Skills Schools offers one-to-one football coaching in Singapore for all ages and levels.
Strength & Conditioning
Soccer is more than just talent and skill. It's more than just speed. It's also all about strength. Without strength, you won't be a good player.
Many people may view soccer as a running sport, in which endurance training is essential. Strength training or lifting weights conjures up images that show players with bulky muscles.
It's not true. It is very physically demanding sport. A player's success in soccer depends on their strength. It is an advantage to be stronger than your opponent. Strong legs are important, but so is a strong core, and strong upper body.
Strength training is also beneficial for soccer players:
Reduced injury risk.
Improved balance. Strengthening your body allows you to be more in control of your body.
You can move more powerfully. You need explosive power to move the ball, change direction, make a save in goal, or head the ball.
You don't have to lift heavy weights to build strength. You can strengthen your legs, arms and core with simple exercises such as dumbbell, kettlebell and barbell lifts. To build strength, it is important to maintain flexibility by focusing on form and stretching before and after the workout.
Football players who are more explosive than others can get off the line faster, run faster and produce stronger blocks. An athlete's ability is directly related to their ability express high levels force. In other words, athletes who have greater strength levels are more likely to produce explosive power than those with lower levels.
Training on a well-structured strength and conditioning program can make a big difference. The way you structure your training can impact how athletes adapt to different environments. For example, hypertrophy is the foundation for strength. Strength is a prerequisite to power. Athletes will be able to maximize their ability produce force quickly and transfer that energy to the field if they have the right training skills. A good program will not only help you develop your athletic abilities in the correct order but also allow you to move from strength-building movements to sport- or position-specific skills throughout the season to ensure the best transfer from the weight room to the field.
*Research shows that strength training is beneficial for athletes. It helps them to be more resilient on the field. Strength training strengthens muscles, bones and connective tissue (like tendons, ligaments). Strength training helps athletes land safely after jumping up to catch a catch and improves their landing skills in the weight room, which makes them less likely to fall during a game.
The most common areas of injury in football are the neck/head and knee. A well-designed strength training program will include exercises that strengthen and stabilize these areas. Non-contact injuries such as hamstring strains can also be devastating for football players and their health. You can identify areas of restricted mobility in your athletes' movements, both on the field as well as in the weight room. This will help you to prevent soft tissue injuries down the line. For example, players with tight hamstrings may be more likely to pull their hamstrings during a sprint. A well-designed conditioning program can help avoid non-contact injuries. It will allow athletes to progress at a reasonable pace without overprovisioning their volume.
A well-rounded training program will make you the best player possible. It takes hard work to play at the elite level, but everyone who loves soccer knows that it is worth the effort. After attending our training, you will feel more powerful and have sharper skills this upcoming season.