Some things are best learned, and enjoyed, on their own.
While soccer is a team sport, there is great value, and pleasure, in simply playing on one's own. Techne Futbol provides help with that with individual training. In as little as ten minutes a day (which adds up to a remarkable 60+ hours a year), players can dramatically improve on all aspects of the game. What’s more, they develop a crucial sense of discipline, focus, goal-setting and achievement that are realized both on and off the field. Training on your own is a great way to increase your confidence as a soccer player, improve your first touch, develop an individual relationship with the game, and more. The list of benefits is endless.
From Googling to YouTube, the rise of the Internet has given us the concept of self-learning. This vital skill is also at the heart of Techne Futbol. At the same time, Techne is based on the habits of soccer cultures worldwide that have their foundation of greatness and love of the game built by self-guided play. All of the greats credit time spent exploring the ball and making it their friend for hours on end, away from their teammates and coaches. Take a tip from the greats: if you are serious about soccer, training on your own is a must.
The bottom line is: If you do the same thing as everyone else, you’ll be just like everyone else. Any player who wants to differentiate themselves on the field, stand out at soccer tryouts, or achieve an elite level in the game should do something extra beyond showing up at team sessions. It takes thousands of hours of this work, accrued over time, to truly master the skills necessary to play this game well.
But playing on your own doesn't have to mean being alone. From childhood, Techne founder Yael Averbuch has made a lifelong habit of individual soccer training. It has helped her play at the highest levels of the game, and create Techne Futbol. Sometimes she would listen to music, but often, to this day, she recruits a family member or friend to “hang out” and keep her company while she puts in the time. It's a nice bond building!
In addition to the players themselves, the best advocates for Techne training are their coaches. Coaches benefit from the improvement in their players, which allows them to maximize their efforts in the group setting, and shows in the results on the field. The best coaches make individual training fun and exciting for their players by helping them feel how much more successful their game gets the more they master the fundamentals on their own.
As a player, there’s no substitute for creating an individual relationship with the ball and the game -- and there’s no shortcut to greatness that bypasses this route.