What is it?
The technical corner encompasses two different technical competitions. One is the AZSC Juggling Club. The Juggling Club is set to help motivate the players to improve their juggling skills. There are certain juggling stages that correlate with a prize. The higher the amount of juggles the bigger the prize! The second technical competition is the monthly technical workout. This will include a series of fast foot work drills completed in a certain amount of time. If you complete the drills at a specific level, then an award is given out!
The AZSC technical corner was designed to provide young players an opportunity to achieve technical goals outside of normal practice time on their own. This will enhance self-motivation and instill dedication, personal responsibility, competitiveness, and pride in their improvement as a soccer player. It was also designed to help enhance parent involvement in the technical development process of their child.
Goal of Technical Corner:
The goal of the technical corner is to not only get these young athletes playing and training more on their own but it is also to provide discipline and self-motivation to improve. By competing in the technical corner, the players will begin to see their technical abilities improve. It is also to increase parent involvement in their childs development as a soccer player and keep them actively engaged in the process.
Requirements to test for the Juggling Club and Technical Challenge:
- Must keep a player journal that contains at least 10 individual sessions outside of training that last between 15-20 minutes. Must have a parent signature to verify.
- Player can only test at the end of the month and must schedule an appointment with Lindsey Johnson (Lindsey.email@example.com)
- Player can only test once a month
- Player has two attempts to reach goal during the testing session
The Technical Corner is a way to get our kids training on their own and working towards a goal! The technical corner is composed of two different competitions. One is the juggling club. The juggling club is an ongoing competition to improve our juggling and work towards goals and prizes. There are juggling levels and every level has a prize. The level starts at 100 and goes all the way up to 2500 juggles. The juggles can be with any body part and its the amount of juggles you can get in a row! The second competition is a technical competition. Every month I will post a series of fast foot work challenges. The kids will have one minute for each exercise and their goal is to get as many touches as possible. If they obtain the goal number of touches for each technical challenge and complete all of them, then there is a prize! Every month I will change the fast footwork exercises!
In order to show off their skill and win a prize, each kid must schedule a testing day with me so I can count and verify that they get the number of touches. They can only test once a month and they get two chances to get the goal number!
Here is the catch, before they can test with me, they must practice 10 times on their own and keep it in their training journal. They must have a parent sign off on their training journal so I can see it before we test! This encourages the kids to practice on their own and be accountable for their progress as a soccer player!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Director of Girls Player Development
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