Development Plan

 

Identify an area you would like to improve first and set yourself a manageable target. 

 

Focus on one or two new things in a game as you will have too much to think about and will end up forgetting what your aims were.

 

When you reach 100%, this will mean that you are ready to play in a higher division as you are considered the best player at the level you are being assessed.

 

Once you progress to a higher division, you're overall ranking will be reassessed and may start at 75% as you are now being assessed against better players. 

 

There are some guidelines below to help you improve and score more points.

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Technical
If you want to improve technique this comes down to how many hours you are willing to train. According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a professional in any sport. Intensity - It is also important to train at the same speed that you would play as this builds strength and muscle memory to repeat the technique under pressure. To reach the highest score, you must be able to use both feet, thigh, chest and head the ball. GK must be able to do all these skills as well as throw, catch and save.
 
Tactical
Know your roles and responsibilities in your position as well as the positions that affect you e.g. The Full Back must know the Centre Backs and Wingers roles and responsibilities as well. Know the principles of defending and attacking. The more tactical knowledge you have, the better equiped you are to make the right decisions in a game.
 
Social
This is all about how well you get along with people, the ability to hold a conversation or to share a joke and to support and encourage team mates in both high and low moments. The ability to be part of a team is a very useful and important skill. This means showing an interest in each other both on and off the field. It also means sharing or helping people out. Being selfish on the pitch is directly related to being selfish off the pitch. If you are not willing to share your snack/drink with someone, you're unlikely to square the ball for an easy tap in. 
 

Physical

Are you in the best physical condition possible? You need to have the right diet, rest before/after training or matches, train frequently at the right intensity and cool down/stretch after playing. What will score highly for you? Running, jumping, throwing, sliding, diving (GK), agility, balance, coordination, speed, strength, stamina aerobic and anaerobic. 

 
Psychological
Mental strength is one of the most under rated performance tools. Are you a confidence player? Do you only play well when things are going well? When the going gets tough, can you get going? Can you make quick decisions under pressure? The best players in the world are the ones that can see, think and do all in a split second. See the Ibrahimovic goal in the videos section on this website, he knew what, when and how to execute the technique to score the best goal of 2013 and probably for a few more years to come. This is also known as multi tasking and can be improved by higher levels of concentration when training sessions or matches get complex and challenging. Desire and belief are the 2 biggest qualities missing in footballers that didn't turn professional.
 
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