Developing Highly Successful Soccer Players
Soccer, one of the largest participation sports in the world, is played at it's highest level by the most highly technically and financially successful professional soccer clubs in the world.
In the United States football, baseball, basketball and hockey generated 98% of all professional sports revenue in 2014. See upper left pie chart.
In Germany, one of the world's most successful soccer playing nations, soccer generated 91.2% of all professional sports revenue in 2014. Money and a national focus on one sport has sent Germany to 7 World Cup Championship games. See upper right pie chart.
Bibliography: "Why Germany Is So Good At Soccer (and the U.S. Is So Medicore) in 2 charts"
Professional Player Development Advantages
In contrast to the United States, soccer clubs at all levels in many nations worldwide are an integrated part of the development of professional soccer players, share in the financial rewards for developing elite players and actively encourage, scout for, recruit and develop players.
In areas of the world where highly successful team's games are widely broadcast, aspiring young players learn an understanding of the game by watching their role models play and by learning from their example.
"Coaches Assume Players See What They See"
In clubs and schools worldwide coaches and teachers often assume their players and students see what they see.
Assessing Player Strengths and Deficiencies
Technology offers coaches and teachers the tools to screen players and students more accurately to assess potential deficiencies and strengths, including differences in developmental ages.
Technology also offers additional learning resources for the assessment and development of players and students beyond the limited time and resources available in traditional practices, gym classes and games.
Continuously Improving Players and Students
Coaches and teachers are essential for initial and on-going assessments of players and students to best determine what each player and student needs to learn next to play up to their full potential.
Coaches and teachers assess players and students in games, practices and using online assessment exercises on an on-going basis to:
To assist caoches and teachers the Player Development Center features hundreds of simple online visuals, tutorials and exercises that help accelerate player development. The club, coach or teacher assesses what the player or student needs to learn at each point in time and provides each player with the links to those training pages that will most help the player learn what they need at each point in time.
There are no links from assigned player training pages to any other pages, websites or commercial ads to distract players or students from what they need to learn at each point in time.
Soccer Development Center Programs
The Soccer Development Center offers player, team and class training progressions based on:
The Soccer Development Center offers programs for clubs, schools, specific age groups, coaches, teachers, teams, classes and for families whose children who do not play for organizations using the programs.
Perfect Focus Exercises
500% Faster Decision Making
151 Fragments Teach Concepts
94 Game Fragments Teach Creativity
12 Times Wider Field of Vision
4 Player Rotations Defenders Hate
Published 15 March 2017