CoachTech & Modern Soccer Coach – Elite Individual Development




In part 1 of 3 (Elite Individual Development), Oliver Gage and Gary Curneen of Modern Soccer Coach introduce techniques and concepts used at the professional level of the game to aid individual player development. Using training and match video from Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) and Houston Dynamo (MLS), the presenters first identify a need for change in their players, before walking the user through the stages of implementing this change.

The webinar flows as follows:

  1. Brief introduction to Oliver and Gary’s backgrounds
  2. Gary introduces his player, Michele Vasconcelos and her struggles with the transition from an elite college player to the professional game
  3. Gary shows training exercises and explains the feedback process between the coaching staff and the player aimed at changing some key tendencies and habits
  4. Example game video of changes, comparing and contrasting the change in behavior thanks to this process
  5. Oliver introduces Alberth Elis, Houston Dynamo forward and links a goal early in the season to a detrimental behaviour
  6. Evidence provided of how this goal reinforces a poor shooting habbit
  7. Oliver provides insight into the feedback process from the coaching staff to the player in the off season
  8. Video examples from MLS games of how player behaviour has changed and how Alberth Elis developed into a more dangerous scoring threat
  9. Comparison with elite MLS forwards
  10. Summary/closing statements

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