Twinsburg A.C. is abiding by both US Club Soccer and any State of Ohio mandates in regards to public gatherings. OHTSL has cancelled Spring season. There will not be official club practices until Fall season. Neither the club nor coaches require players to train at home during the summer. However, physical activity is useful for stress reduction and mental health. We also know that many players will have intrinsic motivation to continue to work on their skills and fitness. Therefore, the club is providing these links and information from selected sites. As new approved sites or information becomes available, this page will be updated.
Have fun and stay safe A.C. family!
New York Red Bulls of MLS have created this train at home series that is free. United Soccer Coaches passed it along to us, and it looks very good. You can even sign up to have them emailed to you each week.
Kickwalls are an excellent way to work on a player's first touch. With social distancing now the norm, they also provide a player with a passing partner. The below site is from a coach in the midwest who is very passionate about the value of kickwalls. Building the wall can also be a great family project.
US Club Soccer, in combination with Beast Mode Soccer, created these videos.
Beast Mode Soccer
The popular Players First Video Training Series, presented by Beast Mode Soccer, is a treasure trove of player development-focused exercises you can do with minimal equipment from home.
There are 46 total videos in this YouTube playlist containing a few different mini-series components, such as the “First Touch Series,” “Buddy Passing” (with a sibling or parent, of course!), “Four Cone Drill,” “Mastering the Art of Dribbling” and more
US Soccer Foundation is a completely separate organization from US Soccer federation. The Foundation does excellent charity work around the country with a focus to help under served areas. They just released this series.
As one of the critical components of the Player Health & Safety pillar of Players First, the 11+ provides tools and resources for improving performance and reducing injury risk.
It is a 20-minute comprehensive warm-up program designed to reduce injuries among soccer players ages 14 and older. The 11+ is used on the field without any additional equipment and consists of 15 exercises divided into three separate components:
Developed by an international group of experts, the implementation of the program in men’s and women’s competitive soccer led to a significant decrease in injuries during games and training, and time loss due to injury, thus proving not only the effectiveness of the program, but that it is easily and broadly applicable.
These are some simple dribbling exercises from a friend who is the director of a Club in Canada. He provides training for clubs like ours, but is also now working on material to help players. These are simply and any similar sized item can be used in place of cones.