The process of transferring individual skills into finding effective game solutions in real matches is a long and slow process when it comes to player’s development. We all recognise that a higher level of individual skills has the potential to create a culture of confidence and belief in every young player. However the challenge for young skilled players is often a lack of maturity in reading the game and effective decision making in real games of football.
At training we are focussing on providing our players with assistance by progressing from low to high variable developmental activities presenting them with game situations to create a specific picture of how the game is played and when it is the right time to use their skills for the best individual and team results.
The response from players has been fantastic given the level of information they have to process during this phase. The work will no doubt continue over the next couple of years provided we can keep them interested and focus in perfecting their game.
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Another good week of training where our young players participated with fun and enthusiasm.
Our training is and has always been built around the concept of holistic training, educational activity, as well as respecting the stages of development and their respective objectives. Training at Mongo Football to some respects mirror the stages of traditional academic education.
Sport in general and football in particular, play an important educational role through the process of training young people.
Football training today can no longer only offer opportunities to develop skills necessary for the game, but should take a holistic approach also developing young people’s personal and social skills.
While it is vital to address the psychological aspects of a young player’s football development in order for them to fulfil their potential, analysis of current trends in football has shown that basic football training must not be neglected.
Our task is to establish realistic objectives to be achieved in each stage of our players development, taking into account the players age, size, psychological development, puberty muscular and physical development, learning speed and level of natural potential already achieved. A truly challenging and exciting task that we are proud to champion with pride.
Sydney is the Capital of Australian Club Football
Sydney FC's record-breaking fifth A-League championship as Grant's goal downs City in extra time.
"Sydney improved after the resumption and managed to get their high-speed passing game going but they did not build enough momentum to put City under any sustained pressure."
Sydney FC consolidated the harbour city's status as the capital of Australian football.
Natasha's Mum wouldn't let her play football. Now she is her biggest fan
There has bee a huge push in reason to get more girls participating in sport, but those from diverse cultural backgrounds are still less likely to get involved.
With the tension between culture and religion prevailing today, Natasha's journey shows an inspiring story of her endeavours and success.
Ronaldo scores 100th goal for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th goal for Portugal in their Nations League clash away to Sweden on Tuesday, joining Iran’s Ali Daei as the only male players to score 100 goals or more in international soccer.
Ronaldo struck again in the 72nd minute, drifting in from the left before once again curling a dipping shot, this time to Olsen’s left, to put Portugal 2-0 up.