- 01. Technical Good technique makes you a better player, allows you to express yourself and ensures you stand out from the crowd, but it needs focus from an early age.
A player with good technique is adaptable to many situations in the modern game. Some of the best players in the world constantly practice their technique no matter how simple it may seem when they perform on the field.
At Shane Smeltz Football our focus is for all players to achieve a high standard of technique, no matter what level of football they currently play at.
Being comfortable on the ball makes players highly coachable in the future, increasing their chance of success.
To achieve this the ball will be in use as much as possible in every session to allow the maximum number of touches, and technique drills will always be incorporated.
- 02. Tactical Positioning, movement, teamwork and understanding your role in the team are vital attributes for the modern player.
Once a player reaches a good technical level, the next step is to develop tactical knowledge. Understanding how their decisions, movement and technique can affect both their own and the team’s performance, is vital.
From knowing the basics on how each role might perform a certain task, to being able to adapt and perform for different coaches, in different positions and formations, is valuable knowledge that makes the game easier to play.
During our sessions at Shane Smeltz Football, players learn about different roles and positions, giving making them a more rounded player within their team.