3 Elements Vital to Technical Improvement

If futbol/soccer/football/futebol is your passion, you’ve found a home. My passion, in addition to my current career as a professional player, is creating a development system for players of all levels to strive for mastery with the ball at their feet.

Learn more about the Techne Training System HERE

Soon, I will be offering a weekly, 30-minute technical session for players of all levels that will come directly to your inbox every Sunday night. If you haven't already, SUBSCRIBE HERE. The sessions will be made up of all the things I’ve done over the years (and still do today) that have allowed me to play at the highest level. As I prepare these sessions, I’d like to share three important elements emphasized in the Techne Training System.

1. Deep practice/mastery.


A lot of soccer coaches talk about “getting in touches.” As a player, it is not the number of touches you take, but the quality and intention behind those touches that matters. It takes roughly 10,000 hours to become a master in any field. Those hours must be devoted to training the mind and body in meaningful and engaging ways that will translate to true improvement, and eventually mastery.

2. You can never do too much of the basics.

The Techne Training System is not about soccer freestyle tricks or learning fancy, complicated foot-skill movements. It is focused primarily on the basics, and being able to do them cleaner, quicker, and more efficiently over time. Even the soccer greats still work on the basics of passing, trapping, and striking the ball. No one is above continued work in those areas! 

3. The process of learning.

In addition to repetition of the basics, the Techne System will involve players in the process of learning new and challenging movements. In addition to creating habits and rituals with the ball, the system will challenge players to pick up skills that will take them out of their comfort zone. The mental and physical process of “figuring it out” and then being able to repeat these skills is an incredibly valuable athletic process when it comes to growth. 

These sessions will be available soon, but until then, here are a couple things YOU can do:

First ever #TechneSOD! Join me in striving to become a master of the ⚽️ 1. Try the skill 2. Post a 🎥 3. Mention @technefutbol and #TechneSOD 4. Check back daily for a new skill to try!

A video posted by Technē Futbol (@technefutbol) on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:25am PST