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The Texas Global Soccer Academy programs follow a researched and proven approach to player development. The following information introduces each one of our curriculums, operating philosophy, and the methods and structure used to deliver the session:
Our Player Development Rationale
The Texas Global Soccer Academy believes in a building block approach to player development. At a young age, mastery of the ball is critical for a child’s future progress. Players follow a path focused on technique and skill development, as competency increases, tactical (decision-making) elements are introduced.
Within each building block, an extensive curriculum is offered. The following information presents the TGSA’s Building Blocks of Player Development:
Method 1: Inspire
Players need to develop a motivation and desire to work hard during training sessions and during their own time away from structured sessions.
Every player-coach interaction serves as an opportunity to develop a passion and love for the game.
Method 2: Expert Coaching
For a player’s ability to improve, they require accurate and concise information, combined with specific and immediate individual feedback.
An adaptive coaching style is used to ensure that every player is developed during the training session; the objective is to create players who are independent thinkers.
Method 3: Repetitive
Repetition and deliberate practice is the key to learning. To master new skills, players need to receive a high frequency of realistic situations that offer maximum ball contact.
Players must be challenged to work at a high intensity that replicates game environment.
The following table provides an overview of how a typical session would be structured.
% of Time
Primary focus is to maximize ball contact
One ball per player to develop skill mastery
Focus on one central theme per session
Technical application to skill mastery
Techniques introduced on a scale from non-opposed to fully opposed
Small-sided group play
Conditions added to reinforce the application
Activities to goal with many attacking and defending opportunities
The session ends with a competitive scrimmage
Stretching and learning closure review
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