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Trying to get to the next level? Let The Sharpened Athlete help you get there. We offer personal soccer training for players of all levels. Training sessions are individualized and based on the needs of each player. Multiple session packages are available at discounted rates on our specialized programs below.
We offer a team training packages that are 90-120 minutes in length per session. Our coaches are highly-experienced and have their licenses through USC, USSF or UEFA. Contact us for more details.
SOCCER AWARENESS PACKAGE
Quite often players are undertrained in looking over their shoulder before seeing the ball, which does not allow for them to see where pressure is or where all their options could be. Players also have a natural tendency to put their head down when manipulating the ball under pressure (dribbling, receiving, passing, etc.). This usually ends up in a slower speed of play, a loss of possession and missed opportunities that are available to make the best decisions on the pitch. This package focuses on increasing and enhancing soccer vision & awareness on the field by training players to divide their attention between the physical and cognitive demands of the game. Players will be overloaded with cognitive challenges while performing technical aspects of the game.
SOCCER & MENTAL SKILLS COMBINATION TRAINING PACKAGE
It is typically said that sports is 90% mental and 10% physical, but we train athletes as if it is 90% physical. The mind should be trained just like the body. In this package we blend sport related mental skills training techniques into a technical soccer session. This can include positive self-talk, fear, decision making, visualization, risk taking, relaxation, pre-performance routines and concentration just to name a few. The technical training will bring out situations in which the athlete can apply the mental skills being trained within the session to enable them to transfer the skills into both their own team games and training.
CAMPS, CLINICS & CLASSES
We offer a variety of camps, clinics and classes throughout the year that focus on technical work, decision-making, mental skills, small-sided games and functional training.