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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 basic training session that is 60-minutes in length. This allows players to get accustomed to our training style that we administer. It is highly recommended to do this before signing up for one of our Specialized Training Programs below.
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.
BRIDGING THE GAP PACKAGE
This is for players who either need extra attention on their technical skills or are trying to bridge the gap because they started playing the game at a later age. This package offers personalized instruction at a slower pace to really develop the basic technical skills. The overall goal is to build confidence through mastery of skills so they can perform them under pressure during their games and team training.
ELITE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE
This is for players who are on high level teams and are trying to fine tune, polish and further develop their skills in a high intensity environment. Players have already mastered the basic essentials skills and will further develop them in cognitively and physically challenging training sessions. These sessions can be geared to position specific activities to further develop tactical side of the game to further enhance complete player development.
POSITION SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Each soccer position has different demands and functions on the field. This package is catered to position specific training to make sure you are training to the demands of your role on the pitch.
TRYOUT PREP TRAINING PACKAGE
Have tryouts coming up soon and want to make sure you are prepared? This package is geared to having multiple sessions in a short period of time to make sure you are technically, tactically, physically and mentally prepared to be at your best.
CUSTOMIZED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING PACKAGE
Do not see a package above that fits your needs? Tell us what you would like to work on and how frequent you would like to train and we will create a specific package that will have you reaching your goals.
CAMPS AND CLINICS
We offer a variety of camps and clinics throughout the year that focuses on technical work, small-sided games and functional training.