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Thanks to our International Partnership with the Celtic Soccer Academy, our coaches have the benefit of attending Celtic International Coaches Conventions, Online Coach Education Courses and Online Coach Mentoring Programmes where they can further enhance their knowledge and then pass it on to our players here in Kuwait.
Celtic Soccer academy coaches will also visit PSA Kuwait twice a year to run coach education events for our coaches as well as team training camps where they will share their expertise and add value to our programme here in Kuwait.
Our aim at the Premier Sport Academy-Celtic is to enable all our young players to access this programme and develop physically, mentally, tactically and technically, enabling them to fulfill their playing potential. Players will learn individual moves, firstly mastering the technique then applying the move in unopposed then increasingly competitive match play.
Here are some of the individual moves our players will master using BOTH feet; Fake Take, Fake Fake Take, Circle Take, Circle Circle Take, Stop Turn, Drag Back, Inside Hook, Outside Hook, Bish Bash, Scissors, Inside Inside Flick, Studs Turn, Toe Roll, Late Touch, Okocha, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cruyff, Maradona.
To introduce the moves we ask the player to shout the moves out loud and talk to the feet.
We gradually introduce more complex coaching as players develop.
Here are some of the topics covered within our coaching sessions: Dribbling, Turning, Running with the Ball, Passing and Receiving, Defending, Goalkeeping, Movement, Overlaps, Diagonal runs, Creating Space, Awareness, Improvisation, Disguise, Attacking, Shooting, Throw-ins, Corners, Defending, Roles, Formations.
Players will also develop speed and endurance. Good acceleration is essential in football. A player who can accelerate quickly has more chance of getting to the ball or into space before an opponent.
We use SAQ’s (Speed, Agility and Quickness) exercises; plyometrics, hurdles and ladder drills combined with ball skills to improve start speed and acceleration.
Team Games will enable players to apply what they have been practicing.