“The Game Plan”

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” – W. Edwards

In order to ensure every child achieves their footballing potential, it is important to have a comprehensive model or plan, underpinned by a clear vision & philosophy to achieve your goal.

Establishing an effective model requires the following;

  • Identify Style of Play- Modern football has been dominated in recent times by teams who play a proactive brand of football based on constructive possession play, a return to ‘The Beautiful Game.’
  • Use the ‘Football IQ’ approach to develop young players- To achieve optimal development for a player in modern football, requires not only on the physical, technical and tactical elements but more importantly on a deep level of understanding and decision making, which we call a players ‘Football IQ.’ Football IQ consists of 4 phases which must all be trained inherently in each and every training exercise from the earliest of ages- perception, understanding, decision making, execution. The ‘Football IQ’ way ensures football training starts in the head and finishes with the feet, not the other way around.
  • Construct an individualised, step by step, logical approach to achieve our goals in the long term, as opposed to the short term.
  • Game based approach- Football skill or technique must be learned in the context it is performed. Learning a skill in isolation is an inefficient way to train as the ‘transferability’ of that skill back into the game is minimal. The game is literally the teacher.
  • Training must be fun- Put on any isolated drill for youngsters and see how long it takes for the to get bored and ask for the
    game. Harness the childs intrinsic motivation for the game of football and ‘Let the Game be the Teacher.’
  • Have patience- Coaches and parents need to ensure they give a child space to develop each step of the development process in order to nurture a healthy, happy person, as well as footballer, in the future.

The ‘Football IQ’ model is a proven development model, based on cutting edge, worlds best practice methodology. We look forward to welcoming you to our program.

Thanks,

Andre & Matt