Without the team there will be no success.
Success in a team sport like soccer does not rely only on technical skills of their individual players. Just have a look at teams that win the most games. Scouts for soccer teams consider how well someone works with his team more importantly than their individual ability. A player who can potentially disrupt team dynamics is unlikely to get signed. Thus, scouts will also do a background check and talk to parents and coaches to get a feel for the team and the player’s attitude.
The ideal candidate is someone who is well-rounded and has well-developed teamwork skills that can quickly adapt to a new team’s system right from the start. There are many players blessed with natural sports abilities, but it is those that can work well with their team who can take elevate everyone to the next level.
Players who are transitioning from international schools into playing for pro teams have an average of around ten thousands hours of playing with the ball. Coaches say that at least 50 to 60% of those hours need to be spent in team practice. Practicing with the team is vital to building real interaction between players. In international soccer schools, they have one team training session daily for this reason.
Here are some recommendations: work on positional plays and scrimmages. Assign players their individual position on the field and at the same time interact with their teammates well according to that position. With these, players will develop good instincts on how other players on their team work with them.
Crucial role of participation
All players must be present during practice sessions. This is how relationships with teammates are built especially for soccer. Good relationships between team members develop some instinctive communication. As if possessed with telepathy, team members know where the others will be on the field. Each one knows their role when they have the ball. This level of communication gets built through lots of hours spent as a team during practice.
Team building beyond the field
Good chemistry between team members in soccer is similar to good chemistry between family members. People in a harmonious home learn how to live with others’ good and bad traits. When you have this as a team, you are one when you’re on the field as well as off of it.
Having a good understanding of your team members’ personalities is achieved by social bonding activities. In soccer clubs, they spend the time to go out on cultural field trips. Here are other examples of social events you can do with your local team: playing paintball, going on a hiking trip, trying out laser tag, or other similar fun group activities outside of playing soccer.
Training for soccer like pros
In soccer, the players work on both their technical and teamwork skills. They understand how these are equally important and we recommend you implement these as well. In doing so, players will demonstrate improved organizational skills, a better understanding of the game, and being able to organize teammates into their best positions on the field.