WINTER SEASON TICKET
The Scottish Soccer Academy Winter 2017 Season Ticket costs only $325. It gives the player some fantastic access to the Scottish Soccer Academy during winter. This season ticket includes your 5 hours of private lessons + a free spot on every open day and open night at HQ + a Zepp Play game report.
Season Tickets are available now and are limited.
Single day passes and private lessons can also be booked. Season ticket holders are given priority.
You get 5 hours of Private Lessons. This means 5 hours of private soccer instruction with Simon.
You will Build up your program specifically to suit your needs.
Details on how we build your session can be found below.
This Season Ticket package gives your player the chance to train 1 on 1 with Simon and take their soccer to another level.
You will be more than ready for the spring season to begin and our U10+ should be using this opportunity for spring preparation and long term goals for example: successful high school try outs.
We have vast soccer/fitness/speed/agility knowledge and experience.
Allow us to choose a theme for your session based on evaluations and testing or select your own practices and areas to work on.
We will be opening the Scottish Soccer Academy HQ 9am - 3pm on one selected school closure day, one weekend day and three evenings throughout February and March. Season Ticket holders have a guaranteed space on our Open Days/Nights
Join us for Fifa Soccer, Soccer Instruction, Fitness Training, Shooting, Soccer Game viewing, Speed Gun, Adidas Smart Ball, Quick Feet Trainer, Ping Pong, Movies, Snacks/Drinks or any other fun activity.
Feb 20th 9.00am - 3.30pm
Mar 11th 9.00am - 3.00pm
Feb 28th 5pm - 8pm
Mar 6th 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Mar 13th 5.30pm - 8.30pm
All season ticket holders will experience a game tracked with our 'Zepp Play' and the results will be used to create your lesson plans, homework and future targets.
Zepp Play Soccer tracks player stats, captures a real-time game report, and uses auto-clip technology to create video highlights providing overall insights into your performance. The sensor in inserted into the calf in a sleeve to track important on-field stats including total kicks, sprints, distance, max speed, and more.
ADDITION PRIVATE LESSON INFORMATION
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.
If you play multiple sports you can include activities to enhance aspects of various sports.