Unique Training Environment
At our academy, we strive to provide our players with a practice environment that is both engaging and challenging. We avoid having players stand in lines to avoid boredom and instead focus on providing a chaotic and dynamic environment that forces players to constantly be challenged. We also place a strong emphasis on technical skills, teaching the four parts of each move step by step to help players get around opponents. In our practices, repetition is essential because it allows players to perfect and sharpen their skills. In this way we help our players become more confident and skilled soccer players by providing a variety of drills and activities that focus on technical skills and emphasize repetition.
At Gladiator Soccer Aademy we use a variety of coaching techniques at our academy to help our players improve and develop their skills. Among the techniques we employ are:
Demostration: Our coaches demonstrate new skills and techniques to our players, demonstrating how to do them correctly. This assists players in understanding what they are attempting to accomplish and how to accomplish it.
Feedback: We believe that providing regular feedback to our players is critical in helping them understand what they are doing well and where they can improve. Our coaches provide constructive and supportive feedback, both positive and negative.
Questioning: Our coaches question our players to help them think critically about their performance and the game. This assists players in developing their own understanding of soccer as well as their own skills.
Scenario-based learning: We present specific scenarios or problems to our players and assist them in developing strategies and skills to solve them. This allows players to put their knowledge and skills to use in game-like scenarios.
Game-Based Learning: Small-sided games and other game-like situations are used to help our players practice and develop their skills. This is a fun and engaging way for players to practice their skills in a more realistic environment.