Sharpen Your Athletes’ Soccer Skills With Our C.O.R.E. Training Program

In today’s world of competitive youth soccer, coaches and parents are looking to give young athletes the necessary skill sets and training not only to spark interest in the sport but to excel beyond their competition throughout the soccer season.

As the most trusted provider of soccer classes for kids in Montgomery County, our team over at Total Soccer is excited to offer area athletes the opportunity to learn from the best in the business and cultivate their soccer skills more so than ever before!

At Total Soccer, we believe that before any youth soccer player can thrive on their team or throughout their league, it is essential to establish a solid core understanding of the games and fundamentals to build off of. For this very reason, Total Soccer offers young athletes the opportunity to join our C.O.R.E. Training Program!

Total Soccer’s C.O.R.E. Training Method

  • Combinations
  • Originality
  • Repetition
  • Execution

With over ten years of training experience and providing athletes the most comprehensive soccer clinics in the Montgomery County, PA, area, Total Soccer’s C.O.R.E. method focuses on the individual development of each athlete through small player-to-coach ratio. This is where our highly-trained team of training professionals can provide each child the attention needed to strengthen their skills and establish the fundamentals required to advance their abilities for the many years to come in the more advanced technical training sessions for teens offered at Total Soccer.

Through our variety of age-specific C.O.R.E. classes, beginning with Pre-CORE for ages 7-8, and advancing to CORE 1 (9-10 years old), CORE 2 (11-12), CORE 3 (13-14), and CORE 4 for athletes 15 years of age and older, Total Soccer is able to tailor each level of the program to focus on the specific developmental needs of each athlete. This also provides them with the training tools to build game-time confidence and ball-handling comfortability with teammates or against competitors within their age group.

Total Soccer’s C.O.R.E. classes are available to co-ed athletes ages 7-15+ year-round and sessions are offered daily, running approximately 60 minutes each. To find out more information about how our C.O.R.E. program will benefit your young, aspiring soccer star, give our team a call at 877-344-6141 or schedule a session online today!

3 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Great Goalie

Here at Total Soccer, we offer soccer lessons near Montgomery County that work towards helping you become a premier goalkeeper. Through our Total Keeper goalie training program, players looking to advance their goalkeeping skills can do so through specialized training with supportive trainers.  

While every role on the soccer field requires its own form of skill and ability, the goalkeeper position is arguably one of the most demanding and crucial spots on the field. Depending on how you look at it, the goalie position can make or break a game. Being a soccer goalie requires dedication and concentration for 90 minutes or more. It also requires tons of practice. Continue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Great Goalie”

Clearing the Ball with Purpose: How to Relieve Pressure Effectively as a Defender

At young ages, defenders are often taught that clearing the ball means either knocking it safely out of bounds or booting it as far upfield as possible. Though this can be effective for youth soccer players in America, it is a habit that must be broken for growing defenders who wish to play at higher levels.

In this post, we’ll discuss what clearing the ball should look like in various scenarios. We’ll explain what defenders should do in high, medium, and low-pressure situations to clear the ball effectively, so youth soccer players can begin to grow this facet of their game and become more valuable assets for their teams. Continue reading “Clearing the Ball with Purpose: How to Relieve Pressure Effectively as a Defender”

Playing Up: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Competing in Older Age Groups

The decision whether or not to move up an age level is one that many youth soccer players in America face. It can be tough. You want your child to do well, and while they may be happy to dominate players in their normal age group, that may not be the best for their long-term development as a player.

But moving your child up to a higher age group is not always the right decision either. Is it better for your kid to be a star in their age group or a role player on a more competitive team? Should you be pushing your child to compete at the highest possible level, or find a team that will give them the most playing time? Continue reading “Playing Up: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Competing in Older Age Groups”