Hi Techne Community!
It’s your Techne Classes Coach here and we’re pushing out the first set of classes this week, focused on turns. As a bit of background, I played collegiately at Stanford University where I was a two-year captain and I’ve been playing professionally for 10 years now having played throughout North America and in Europe. All of what I’ve learned over the course of my career is bundled into these classes. They are in the format of follow-along training sessions that will challenge you physically as well as mentally. The content of the class is carefully thought out and throughout the session you will hear me guiding, motivating, and sharing some important information during the workout.
As much as this is a class for developing technique and skill, it is just as much about developing a winning mindset and attitude. Hopefully at the end of each class, you are moved into a state of excitement and confidence knowing that you have grown as a player and as a person! These first classes on turns are broken down into a beginner class, an intermediate class, and an advanced class. Here is an overview of each of those classes, so you can determine which is best for you:
Who’s it for? For those just starting out in the game with little to no experience.
What is covered? Learn the footwork and body movements necessary to do three different types of turns - the inside turn, the outside turn, and the drag back turn.
Why is it important? We need to build a strong foundation and that starts here. Being able to control the ball while changing directions is a crucial part of the game.
Who’s it for? - Those who know the technique necessary to execute turns but need to start doing the turns with higher precision and at a greater speed/intensity.
What is covered? - Practice perfecting three important turns - inside turn, Cruyff turn, drag back turn - at a high intensity to develop mastery.
Why is it important? - You must be able to consistently execute your desired turn at speed and with precision to be able to apply that turn in the game.
Who’s it for? Those who can execute turns with great precision and are now looking to incorporate other game relevant details to perfect their turns under pressure. This class is also the most rigorous course physically so it is for those looking to get a tough, challenging workout.
What is covered? We execute three types of important turns - inside turn, Cruyff turn, drag back turn - at game speed incorporating important details such as field scans, body feints, and explosive getaway touches while executing the turns.
Why is it important? Consistently executing these turns at game speed will allow you to make these moves an unconscious competence. Meaning you will be able to do them without thinking about it. That is the goal…that you can execute these turns in a game setting without having to think about it. It just happens because it has been trained to happen.
Success and mastery are not given, they must be earned with hard work and deliberate practice. Come join me if you’re ready to level up and contribute a focused effort to further your development!
Let’s Go Get It!