Developing A Successful Program and Players
Soccer, one of the largest participation sports in the world, is played it's best by those nations with the most highly technically and financially successful professional soccer clubs in the world.
In the USA football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey generated almost 98% of 2015 professional sports revenue. Pie chart at upper left.
In Germany soccer generated 91% of 2015 professional sports revenue. Handball, ice hockey and basketball generated less than 9% of professional sports revenue. Pie chart at upper right.
Bibliography: "Statistica's online Internet datebase of professional soccer's gross revenue"
Player Development Advantages
Soccer clubs in most nations worldwide share in the financial rewards for developing elite players and actively encourage, scout for, recruit and develop players. In areas of the world with highly successful team's aspiring young players learn how the game should be played by watching their role models play and learning from their example.
Assuming Players See What You See
In clubs and schools worldwide coaches and teachers often assume players and students see what they see. In some cases they do, but often:
Assessing Strengths and Deficiencies
Technology offers coaches and teachers many tools to screen players and students to accurately assess potential player 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.
Coaches and teachers are essential for 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 coaches and teachers the Player Development Center features hundreds of simple online visuals, tutorials and exercises to help players 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 developmental pages that will best help that player learn what they need at that point in time. If the player's or student's soccer program does not participate, a family program is available for interested families.
Player pages are strictly private and secure. There are no links from assigned player development pages to pages, websites or commercial ads to distract players or students from what they need to learn.
Soccer Development Center Programs
The Soccer Development Center offers players, teams, classes and developmental age groups training progressions based on:
The Soccer Development Center offers programs for clubs, schools, specific age groups, coaches, teachers, teams, classes and the children of families not participating in any of these programs.
Worldwide over 17,000 research studies on all aspects of the game have been published. We
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Learn to Scan Up To 650% More Often To Make Faster Decisions
Exchanging Positions Creates Attacks That Destroy Defenses
Creative Player, Ball and Team Movement Creates Open Shots
See More Using Horizontal and Vertical Peripheral Vision Training
Depth perception, seeing an object with both eyes, is required for balance. Most new players only fixate on the 8° to 18° directly in front of there eyes. With training players learn to see 114° to 120° without turning their head. The vision beyond 60° on each side can only be seen using the eye on that side of the head. To see beyond 60° to the side the head must be turned in that direction.