Quick Tip: Find a Wall at Home
We are often asked by coaches – how do I do the iSoccer Passing Skills
with my team if there isn’t a wall at the field? Sometimes, coaches use benches, go to a gym, or find some other type of wall around (they’re everywhere!). Another option – tell your players to find a wall at home and score themselves.
It’s the perfect opportunity for players to get familiar with one of the best training tools out there!
Dennis Bergkamp, said that when he was a young player at Ajax, they had little three foot high walls. He would knock the ball against it for hours. He would do it over and over, trying to establish a rhythm.
“I would also hit the ball against the side of the house… Hitting the ball with both feet, seeing how long I could return the wall passes without losing control. I found out later that so many pros spend lots of their childhood doing that.”
– from More Than Goals, by Claudio Reyna
So whether you are a player training on your own, or a coach instructing your team, the message is simple this week – go find a wall!
Once you do, score yourself on the iSoccer Passing Skills
Good luck and have fun this season.
The iSoccer Team