Coerver Coaching: Teaching the skills to win

Why you need to perfect your technique to have a career in soccer

“The team is the star”—it’s a classic soccer saying, and not something Alfred Galustian would necessarily deny. But for the cofounder and director of Coerver Coaching, the quality of the team depends mainly on the abilities of its individual players. So the Coerver system breaks down the game of soccer to its most basic level, for one reason: to develop outstanding players. We got a closer look at Coerver at a coaching class held at 1. FC Köln’s youth development center.



Training individuals, strengthening teams

Dear SIS readers,

Players with solid individual skills such as ball control, dribbling and creative faking play with more confidence. They usually have an answer for the problems they face during the game, and because of their excellent skills they can concentrate on what’s going on around them rather than just controlling the ball. That’s why this issue focuses mainly on developing individual skills and improving 1 v. 1 play.

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