What We Believe
To help kids in sports and life.
Empower every youth athlete to take their game to the next level.
Five Founding Principles
At iSoccer, there are Five Founding Principles which have guided the creation, development and implementation of the iSoccer training philosophy. They include:
- Games make getting better fun!
- Technical development should be the primary focus for youth players.
- Technical improvement is dependent on the amount and efficiency of training time.
- Setting and achieving tangible goals builds confidence and reinforces positive behavior.
- Competition motivates players to train harder.
These principles are based on our experience as players and coaches, as well as inspiration from experts not only in the game, but in the psychology behind development.
iSoccer’s training methodology focuses on developing the individual player. A team is only as strong as the players that make up the team, and iSoccer is dedicated to helping each player maximize his or her potential.
iSoccer’s training methodology of Measure. Improve. Reward. is a systematic approach and is the most efficient method to improve technical ability.
Assessing a player’s technical ability is the cornerstone of the iSoccer Method of individual player development. If you do not how well you can do something, how will you ever know you have improved? To empower the player and team so that they know how good they are technically and know their base level, iSoccer developed an assessment test. The assessment is comprised of 16 skills across a range of seven topics. Each skill represents the most basic and fundamental ability required for a player to have a strong technical foundation. The assessment results provide insights into a player’s technical ability helping to identify specific strengths and weakness towards which training can be targeted. Over time, historical data highlights the efficacy of training efforts and provides a roadmap for ongoing development.
A player’s iSoccer Level is the basis for setting goals and designing an efficient and effective training program. Armed with the knowledge of his or her unique strengths and weaknesses, each player can maximize the efficiency of their training to see the greatest possible improvement in their game.
“How much soccer training is it needed to become a top player? It depends on the efficiency of your training routine. Setting long and short-term goals is a must. When planning out a soccer-training regime, one must strive for realistic and consistent program that will diminish specific weaknesses. Broad versatility of soccer skills is the Nirvana of every dedicated trainee.” Pele
By creating a “game within a game”, iSoccer gives players and coaches of all levels the tools to make technical development exciting. Fundamentally, the ability to see and reward tangible improvement over time is an extremely powerful motivator, and creates an exciting new dynamic in training. iSoccer is all about getting better, having fun, and feeling a sense of achievement that many players often do not experience during games.
The iSoccer training Methodology is a cyclical process that should be constantly repeated. Measure – Improve – Reward – Repeat. Each cycle should show tangible improvement and measurable progress toward a player’s technical training goals.