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Focus 4 Creating An Appropriate Environment

What is Focus 4 in terms of creating an appropriate training environment?

Focus 4 is targeting in on the 4 key components needed in creating an appropriate training environment for the player:

Key components include Quality, Game Understanding, Intensity and Competitiveness and all 4 of these components are interrelated with the 4 key points on player development, Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological. In the process of developing top soccer players it is essential that an environment is created in which these 4 components are incorporated into all training sessions.

Quality - This component is related to the TECHNICAL side of the game. A quality touch of the ball is indispensable to the tactical side of game efficiency. Technique in soccer allows for great diversity; therefore repeating specific technical actions in a game context provides the player with a wide range of technical movements. Key to development is training Quality Technical Ability.

Game Understanding
- This component is related to the TACTICAL side of the game. Developing vision and game awareness is crucial from an early age. In soccer, one action is never repeated in exactly the same way and game situations change constantly. Collective practices and experience in different game situations aids the player by improving his/her knowledge of the game. Key to development is training Tactical Game Understanding.

- This component is related to the PHYSICAL side of the game. Practices must be performed at game intensity. Short working periods of high-intensity develops the technical quality and the quick, tactical decisions required in the game. Reproducing game intensity during training sessions is essential to the improvement of the different types of speed and endurance. Key to development is training Physical Intensity.

- This component is related to the PSYCHOLOGICAL aspect of the game. Opposed and high-intensity practices are essential in the development of high-quality and competitive players. Developing commitment at an early age is indispensible in players wishing to make top teams. Key to development is training Psychological Competitivness.   

Focus 4 Player Development

What is Focus 4 in terms of Player Development?

Focus 4 is targeting in on the 4 key components of player development:

The objective of the training session is to prepare players for competition. The game shows the technical, tactical, physical and psychological development of the player.

Technical - All players in a team need to be individually competent and proficient in the most important skills for each position. In this component focus is on mastery of the ball, training excellent control skills, dribbling, passing, receiving, turning, heading, shooting and running with the ball.

Tactical - This component helps the player fit into the team. Focus is on decision making and the problem solving aspects of the game. Being able to read the game on offense and defense, with or without the ball is key to successful soccer. Attacking and defending principals are a big part of the tactical side of the game. Our Aim is to create clever players, capable of adapting to the constantly changing circumstances of the game.

Physical - Strong and resilient players will provide a significant advantage to a team. This component includes developing the endurance, agility, speed, strength, power and balance of the player. Proper preparation to meet the physical demands of soccer will maximize performance and minimize potential for injury.

Psychological - The human being is often affected by his/her emotions. Focus in this component is on the mental aspects of the game, competing under adverse conditions and how to cope under pressure. This is the process of developing intelligent and mentally capable soccer players. We will train the players to use these emotions to their advantage and turn them into strengths and not weaknesses.

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