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Private Training

What is private training?
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When a trainer works with a team they typically have to deal with between 12 and 18 players. Team training sessions are an ideal environment to coach team tactics but it can be difficult to give adequate attention to individual skills development. With STBW’s private training camps, a player receives the individual attention he or she needs and deserves. 

Individual training may be used to brush up on existing skills before an important tryout or as a means to progressively improve a player’s technical skills. Players may already be aware of areas they wish to improve upon or a STBW trainer can attend a game and evaluate the player prior to, or during the individual training program. The private training consists of 5 one hour sessions of individualized attention with the trainer working on specific drills related to the player's needs.

Small Group Training

Mid-Summer Small Group Training Sessions to improve players’ abilities and conditioning in the “off-season”, getting them into top shape for the Fall season.
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Our small group training has a group of between 12 and 18 players. Team training sessions are an ideal environment to coach team tactics but it can be difficult to give adequate attention to individual skills development. With STBW’s small group training, a player receives the individual attention he or she needs and deserves.

Individual training may be used to brush up on existing skills before an important tryout or as a means to progressively improve a player’s technical skills. Players may already be aware of areas they wish to improve upon or a STBW trainer can attend a game and evaluate the player prior to, or during the individual training program. The first 35 minutes will consist of conditioning drills for soccer with some speed training drills, 

TEAM TRAINING

Soccer the Brazilian Way offers the following convenience team training options:
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Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor soccer. No walls and a smaller reduced-bounce ball demand quickness, vision, and excellent ball skills from the player. It can be played indoors, outdoors, and on a court similar in size to a basketball court. There is no better way than futsal to develop and hone these qualities in a youth player. All the top South American soccer players developed their skills growing up playing futsal. The top South American and European teams recognize this and have incorporated Futsal into their training programs.

Foot Skills & Trapping

Soccer the Brazilian Way trains youth players using the same South American training techniques that have produced some of the game’s greatest and most skilled players. Our training methods focus on developing both individual and team skills. Gus Donolo will be personally involved in every aspect of the training bringing to each participant the personal knowledge and experience he gained from training and playing indoors and outdoors at the highest levels of competition.

Shooting & Finishing Drills

Our futsal training clinics focus on developing superior ball skills, balance, and spatial awareness — the attributes of the complete player. We believe that our futsal program training is unique. We know of no other program in Northern Virginia offering the caliber of training provided by the STBW futsal training program.

1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 Drills

Our training also focuses on 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 drills to help teams learn how to attack and defend during the games.

Movement on and off the Court or Field

This training focuses on movement off the ball on the court and the field, and learning how to switch the field. Players need to know how to find space and move when not in posession of the ball.

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HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING

Four highly advanced programs for both boys and girls teams.
Spring Training: Advanced soccer training together with fitness to prepare for league and tournament play.
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Summer Camps: Intensive individual and team training.
  • Week-long summer camps consisting of five consecutive sessions.

  • Camps will focus on improving team concepts as well as tactics and strategies.

  • Integrating individual skills into team play.

  • Ten training sessions.

  • Ninety-minute sessions.

  • Training will be individually designed to meet the particular needs of the team.

Fall Training: Programs designed to increase individual and team skills to meet the demands of playing at the highest levels of youth competition.
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  • Ten training sessions.

  • Ninety-minute sessions.

  • The training for each team will be discussed with the team coach and will vary according to the level and age of the team. The training will be designed by the STBW head coach.

Winter Program: Develop better foot skills and learn to play better in small spaces. Emphasis on quickness and precision.
  • Eight ninety-minute sessions.

  • Review and refine the skills and tactics learned during the year.

  • Sessions will be run in small spaces to develop players’ skills and ability to make quick decisions.

  • Training is modeled after the approach used by all the top Brazilian teams, using a reduced-bounce ball — a proven method for developing power and dribbling skills.

GOALKEEPER TRAINING

Keepers, not just stopping shots.
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A complete player.

A good Keeper is not only a good shot-stopper, he should be a complete player with the ability to defend his goal and play as a sweeper too. The goalkeeper should be aware of the fact they can use their feet outside the handling zone ( 18 yards box).

Reflexes, confidence, and game vision are very important skills to develop and they require dedication and hard work. We focus our Keeper training sessions on a player-to-instructor level to achieve each skill and ensure that each player will receive personal attention.

Keeper Skills development should ensure:

  • Flexibility and stretch

  • Reflexes and balance

  • Confidence and decision-making when under pressure from attackers

  • Goal space and the concept of zone

  • Sweeper/Keeper techniques

  • Perfecting the goal kick

  • How to handle the “pass back”

​Special keeper training to increase confidence, reflection, and abilities for the most important defensive player of any team. The keeper has to be 100% sure of his capabilities and confidence when defending the Goal. “A keeper without fear is the hardest wall for attackers to penetrate.” Functional training for goalkeepers will impact the success of the team. Learn what really takes to increase your knowledge in the art of Goalkeeping, one of the most important positions in the game.

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