TRAIN 1 ON 1 WITH THE COACH OF YOUR CHOICE.
Private lessons can now be booked with your favorite coach.
While Private lessons are predominantly booked in winter they are available year round.
The Scottish Soccer Academy has a brand new state of the art center of excellence designed to assist players at all ages and levels to improve their individual game.
We have vast soccer/fitness/speed & agility knowledge and experience. Choose a class theme, allow us to work on a variety of aspects or go through testing & evaluation to determine the right practice for you.
We now offer and specialize in many different aspects of personal athlete developmenT.
FOR PRICES REFER TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.
One-on-one training is ideal for players who are looking to focus on specific aspects of the game or want added/further one-on-one training.
Small Group Training
Train with a small group. 1 on 1 sessions of course offer complete concentration on your player but small group training allows players to train with friends for some realistic competition throughout the practice. Our small group training does not lose sight of the importance of one-on-one coaching
We have 5 levels for individual training.
Young players learn and develop at very different rates. I would suggest putting your player into a level just outside their comfort zone so that the practice really pushes them.
Level 1: (recommended ages U5-U7)
Class Intentions - High repetitions done with proper technique for: shooting, dribbling, passing, control and ball skills in a very focused and controlled training environment. We have some fantastic practices and technology that make these sessions very exciting for our youngest players.
Level 2: (recommended ages U8-U9)
Class Focus - Soccer techniques within 1v1 situations. Themes such as shooting, dribbling, passing, control, heading, position specific movement. All exercises have the added element of an obstacle or distraction that forces players to focus on proper techniques while in more game like situations. Improving consistency with first touch using multiple body parts as well as changing direction with ball effectively. Improve the transfer of practice to match play (decision making). Building confidence through consistent play and results during training.
Level 3: (recommended ages U10-U11)
Class Focus - bringing tactics into training (i.e. body positioning when receiving a pass). Decision making, Learning the importance of knowing when to shoot, dribble or pass. Having a good first touch that goes away from pressure as well as sets up whatever you want to do next. Ultimately this class will focus on decision making under pressure and learning to play with urgency by anticipating the play. *Soccer specific fitness sensitive to development stage.
Level 4: (recommended ages U12-U13)
Class Focus - This class is all about creativity and speed of play. Everything from level 3 but here we do at game speed while under pressure. Encouraging players to use originality and creativity while in game situations. Working on transition speed and anticipation to be thinking 2 steps ahead at all times. Striking balls consistently with both feet and being confident using all parts of the body to receive balls. In order to be creative you need to possess the ability to use both feel as to not be predictable. *Soccer specific fitness sensitive to development stage.
Level 5: (recommended ages U14+)
Class Focus - High-level classes for advanced players only. Looking to take their game to the next level or prepare for college with high intensity drill based exercises focusing on all areas of the game but a strong emphasis on the physical and psychological aspects of the game as well as speed of play.
*Soccer specific fitness sensitive to development stage.
Physically preparing a young players body is as important as learning the soccer skills and Tactics. From really young players understanding the benefit of regular activity and promoting good habits to elite players gaining advantages over opponents and avoiding injury.
The Components of Fitness
Health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well being where as fitness is the ability to meet the demands of a physical task.
Basic fitness can be classified in four main components: strength, speed, stamina and flexibility. However, exercise scientists have identified nine components that comprise the definition of fitness: [Reference: Bill Tancred, "Key Methods of Sports Conditioning", Athletics Coach Vol 29 No 2 p19]
Strength - the extent to which muscles can exert force by contracting against resistance (e.g. holding or restraining an object or person)
Power - the ability to exert maximum muscular contraction instantly in an explosive burst of movements. The two components of power are strength and speed.
Agility - the ability to perform a series of explosive power movements in rapid succession in opposing directions
Balance - the ability to control the body's position, either stationary or while moving
Flexibility - the ability to achieve an extended range of motion without being impeded by excess tissue, i.e. fat or muscle.
Local Muscle Endurance - a single muscle's ability to perform sustained work.
Cardiovascular Endurance - the heart's ability to deliver blood to working muscles and their ability to use it.
Strength Endurance - a muscle's ability to perform a maximum contraction time after time.
Co-ordination- the ability to integrate the above listed components so that effective movements are achieved.
Of all the nine elements of fitness cardiac respiratory qualities are the most important to develop as they enhance all the other components of the conditioning equation.
*Discounts for semi private lessons with more than one player