The Techne Blog
Insights from the Techne Team
May 27, 2023
Unlock Your Potential: Getting the Most out of Your Individual Training
Individual training is a powerful tool for personal growth and development. Whether you're an athlete, artist, student, or professional, dedicating time to individual training can help you hone your skills, improve your performance, and unlock your true potential. It's important to explore effective strategies and techniques to help you get the most out of your individual training sessions and propel yourself towards success.
May 20, 2023
Creating Your Own Soccer Training Progam
One of the most common question many ambitious soccer players have: "What do I actually do if I want to improve?" Knowing how to train is just as important as being willing to put in the time and effort. To maximize your potential and improve as a player, it's essential to have a well-structured training program tailored to your individual needs.
May 10, 2023
7 Qualities of Successful Soccer Players
What does it really take to be a successful player? What do all great soccer players have in common? Depending on your level as a player, you'll notice a great player's ability to make any movement with the ball, their quick decision making, and how each play seems effortless. As you progress in the game and learn more about what it takes to be a complete player, and strong athlete, you will notice more elements of success coming into play.
May 4, 2023
How To ACTUALLY Get Better At Soccer
If you can figure out how to continually get better at the game you love, you will have many moments of joy and fulfillment through soccer! But how do you actually make meaningful improvement? In short: set goals, stay healthy, focus on your weaknesses, watch and learn from pros, play as often as you can, and train on your own.
April 28, 2023
Improving Your Soccer Footwork
As any soccer coach or player will tell you, having good footwork is essential for success on the field. Footwork drills - both with and without the ball - are a key part of any soccer training program, and for good reason. Improving your footwork will bring you improved agility and speed, better ball control, increased confidence, and help prevent injury.
April 19, 2023
The 6 Types of Shots To Master In Soccer
The ability to take different types of shots can increase a player's chances of scoring and ultimately help their team win games. With consistent hard work and determination, any player can improve their shooting skills and become an unstoppable force on the soccer field. Certain situations on the field call for specific types of shots, such as a chip shot when the goalkeeper is off their line or a placed shot when shooting from close range. Being able to execute these shots with precision and accuracy can be the difference between winning and losing a game.
April 13, 2023
Soccer Vision: What It Is and How to Improve It
Soccer is a game that demands a high level of spatial awareness and quick decision-making skills. To be successful on the field, players need to have excellent vision and the ability to scan the field constantly. One of the most important skills for a soccer player is the ability to see the entire field. This means having an awareness of where their teammates and opponents are, as well as where the ball is at all times. Improve your soccer vision with these tips!
April 6, 2023
Building Confidence In Soccer
Just as soccer requires technical and physical skills, as well as tactical understanding, it also requires great mental strength that can be trained. One of the most important mental qualities that a soccer player must possess is confidence. Confidence is the belief in one's ability to perform well and achieve success. It is a key ingredient for success in any sport, and soccer is no exception.
March 29, 2023
How Much Should I Train On My Own For Soccer?
Training on your own can give you the edge you need to stand out on the field. But how much should you train on your own? The amount of training you do on your own will depend on your age, level, and goals. By incorporating regular individual training sessions into your routine, you can take your game to the next level.
March 25, 2023
The 6 Moves Every Soccer Player Should Learn
Soccer requires such a balance of skill, agility, speed, and tactical understanding, it’s hard to know where to start if you want to improve your game. There are 6 techniques that every soccer player needs to master to excel in the game. These are skills that top players never stop practicing either. So regardless of your level, here’s your soccer training blueprint for success!
March 17, 2023
Goal Setting in Soccer: Insights from Pros
Soccer is often called "The Beautiful Game," in part because it requires a combination of so many skill sets to be successful. To become a great soccer player, you must train your technical skills, physical fitness, mental toughness, and strategic thinking. If you want to achieve a high level in the game, it's important to set goals and work towards achieving them.
March 13, 2023
How to Talk to Soccer Players About Training on Their Own
Even though practicing alone is necessary for improving as a player, not everyone is naturally motivated to do it. As a soccer coach or parent, you can help players develop good training habits. You can explain why it's beneficial, set goals that are achievable, and celebrate their successes.
March 11, 2023
How to Train Agility in Soccer
Agility is the ability to change direction quickly and efficiently while maintaining balance and coordination. Soccer players require a variety of physical abilities, including speed, endurance, strength, and agility. If you want to more easily evade defenders on the dribble, intercept more passes, change direction and get to 50/50 balls quicker, then you will want to train your agility.
March 1, 2023
Mental Training for Soccer: Focus and Confidence
Soccer is a game of physical skill and mental toughness. While training your body to be in top physical shape is important, training your mind to stay focused and confident can be just as crucial. By incorporating visualization, mindfulness, goal-setting, and positive self-talk into your routine, you can build focus and confidence on the field.
February 25, 2023
What is the most effective way to train for soccer?
Repetition in soccer training can lead to boredom but with some strategy in your training you can keep it exciting. There is an essential balance between variety and repetition you can use to help you reach your goals! Check out our tips on incorporating new skills, developing your weaknesses, and mixing up your conditioning drills.
February 15, 2023
How To Improve Your Soccer Ball Control
We have some tips to help improve your soccer ball control! Good ball control is crucial for effective maneuvering and executing plays in soccer. It's what separates exceptional players from average ones. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, enhancing your ball control is an ongoing process that requires regular practice.
February 8, 2023
Maximize Your Soccer Success: 7 Benefits of Individual Training
Team training is a vital component of success in soccer, but to take your game to the next level, it's essential to supplement with independent training. By putting in the extra work outside of team practices, you can develop a higher skill level, better ball control, and important physical attributes. But the gains go far beyond the field. Here are 7 life-changing benefits of committing to independent soccer training.
January 1, 2023
Your New Year Soccer Development Checklist
The start of the new year is an ideal time to reflect and set goals. As you contemplate the year ahead, think long term: what’s most important is not what you do today or this week, but what you commit to doing every week. This will enable you to build consistency and make significant progress. Grab a pen and a notepad and answer the following questions.