Welcome to Fussball Academy (FA)

Modern Youth Training

Updated Saturday June 11, 2016 by Collegesoccer.us.

Children's soccer is different from adult soccer, and understanding children is an important part of youth coaching. What are children capable of, what are their needs and what do they enjoy? Each academy, camp and clinic offers valuable drills to these questions, solidly based on years of coaching experience.

Too many clubs in this country use the Adult System when developing players at a very early age. The focul point, therefore, is winning instead of applying the right building blocks for the proper age. Each year the building blocks adjust and coaches need to have the proper education coupled with experience to apply it. How many teams focus on coordination training at the age of 8 regularly or at all? This wide-spread philosophy candidly hinders systematic player development. The Golden Age, ages 8-12, is the most important time to develop players technically and their 1 on 1 skills. Many clubs fail to take advantage of this precious time. For example, technique should be fully developed by the time a player reaches the age of 13. The result of the Adult System is that many promising players' performance, ages 8-12, start declining shortly after and the ones who did not receive equal attention never received a chance to develop properly. US Soccer published an article that over 80% of youth players quit club soccer between years 12-17. Here at the Fußball Academy we developed a training model developing every player!  This allows for proper development at every age group.

"I was always the smallest and skinniest player while growing up. I did not hit a growth spurt and fill out until I was 18. If this Adult System would have been in place in Germany I would have never played for 1. F.C. Kaiserslautern, the German Youth National Teams, become a DI All-American and be drafted to play professional soccer in the US because bigger and stronger players would have received all the attention!", says Founder Richard Möller.

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