Training on your own can look like a lot of different things. You could dribble around in your yard for hours, work on getting a juggling record of 5,000, or play 1v1 with your siblings until the sun sets. Any time you spend with the ball on your own is a great way to improve, but if you want to get serious about your training and maximize your improvement, having a training guide is key!
Techne isn’t just a collection of drills. It was designed and is overseen by former pro and U.S. Women’s National Team Player Yael Averbuch as a tool to make quality, pro-level training available to everyone. It’s also clearly laid out and convenient: it can be done anywhere, anytime. Here are some of the main reasons to train with Techne:
Develop Technical Skills
Each week a new training session goes live that offers 3 training progressions: juggling, dribbling, and wall work. You can easily follow these sessions and it’s like having a pro with you at the field. Each progression is about 10-15 minutes of training, so if you want to warm up, do 30-60 minutes of focused skill work, and then cool down, this is the perfect guide. Unlike randomly dribbling and doing cuts in your yard or juggling to a high number, you know that the training is methodical: what you are doing is specifically designed to improve your technique by cycling through basics and also adding in a lot of variety.
Gain Motivation to Train and Improve
Techne is gamified! This gives you the extra push you need to train on your own. Some players love building their training streak, seeing that they’ve put in at least 10 minutes of work every day, and others love competing on the community Techne Leaderboards. And our most basic Fundamentals plan allows you to build friend-based leaderboards so that you can hold each other accountable.
Data-driven players are excited to see how their scores on various skill tests improve over time. Techne offers 54 skill tests that measure how many reps of a drill you can do in 60 seconds. You can see a graph to track how your performance has changed over time.
Train Anytime, Anywhere
Players who live in urban areas or areas with inclement, unpredictable weather may have a hard time getting to the training field, but Techne has multiple full sessions that can be done in the comfort of a living room or basement, with just a ball. The players who enjoy this most will tell you they love that they never have to miss a practice because they can easily find a time and place to train.
Just spending more time with the ball and improving your skills is a fast-track to increased confidence, so naturally, players who train with Techne regularly report that they appreciate gains in confidence. On top of that, the app’s cutting-edge Mental Training is geared towards building that confidence and mental strength, acknowledged as one of the most important aspects of a player’s success.
Training on your own is key to improving and having the most fun possible while playing soccer. Ultimately, Techne is a guide that makes it easy to decide what to do and to trust that the training guidance you are getting is high quality. All you have to do is “show up” in the app, pick a training session, and tap START.
Join the thousands of Techne players around the country and throughout the world. If you’re ready for a trial of what Techne offers, download the App today! Use code BLOG for 10% off your first purchase after your full free week of training.