Ava’s Soccer Training Program
Winter Soccer Training – Off Season
Ava practices her soccer skills just about every single day for 1-2 hours, during the off season. She also does the occasional strength training (weights, pushups, pull ups etc.) at the end of soccer skill training sessions.
Soccer Dad Oz and Ava continue outdoor training, rain or shine. Thankfully it’s been a mild winter this year, with high’s in the low 70’s. This is great since our garage has way too much stuff in it now to be used as an alternative practice space.
Drills include (but not limited to):
- Running between 2 goals and taking shots
- Dribbling through cones with inside/outside of the foot
- Trick moves like The Ronaldo Chop, Cruyff, Step Over etc.
- Shots on a goalie
- Toe touches – taps, zaps, triangle, push-pull etc.
- Speed and agility with cones
Soccer training isn’t just about doing drills and scrimmaging, however. Ava and Soccer Dad Oz watch video footage of her practices/games so they learn where she needs improvement and where to make changes. These improvements are often the focus of her training. They also spend time watching videos of other soccer players – for motivation, inspiration and new training ideas.
Ava’s story is just beginning. Follow her journey – she has an amazing future ahead.