What is Smartfootball?
The smartfootball methodology is based on problem solving, with the aim of enhancing players’ creativity and strategic intelligence, while improving their game awareness. It is a learning model that focuses on brain enrichment, aimed at developing more intelligent and creative players. The founders of smartfootball have many years’ experience at the highest level of the game, both domestically and internationally, and have worked with some of the leading coaches in world football.
How Does it Develop Players?
Smartfootball is based on challenging the players’ thinking, making them more aware of their role in the team. The methodology helps the player develop strategies and understanding within the context of the game. The result is a more intelligent player who is tactically astute, and is constantly improving their awareness and positional sense, both with and without the ball. Their reaction to transitions becomes more efficient, while their composure and ability to make time for themselves improves. This is all achieved through setting challenges, as well as classroom-based sessions, which work in harmony to develop the football brain.
For 3 - 5-year old’s, our 45-minute Mini Dribblers session is a fun-filled way to get your child playing from an early age. Players learn basic skills and start to familiarize themselves with the ball. Our Mini Dribblers will focus on agility, balance and coordination (ABCs).
Once the Mini-Dribbler turns 5, we phase them into the 90-minute smartfootball School sessions, which incorporate our methodologies. We begin to introduce more advanced and age-appropriate training drills to continue our players’ development. The Smartfootball methodology is incorporated into every 90-minute session. This style of coaching not only teaches players technically but also helps them to think & grow their understanding of the game.
Our smartfootball School currently runs at the Goals Soccer Centre in Tolworth every Saturday during the school term at the following times:
Mini Dribblers: 09:00 - 09:45AM - Click Here to Book
Smartfootball School session 1: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Smartfootball School session 2: 10:30 – 12:00 PM
Our unique smartfootball academy is for players aged U7+ and focuses on both the practical and theory elements of the smartfootball methodology.
There is a trial/Invitation process for players to join the academy
Sessions are 1.5 hours per week
Classroom sessions are held once every 5 weeks and will be for the full 1.5-hour session. (players will wear tracksuit for this session)
Players will receive a Go4Goal Academy exercise book which they will use for classroom sessions throughout the season.
Players will compete in fixtures organised in advance (these could be on a different day to usual training however we will always try and play on the same evening as training)
Our smartfootball Academy programme runs at Goals Soccer Centre Tolworth & Leatherhead Youth FC
Mondays - 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Fridays – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
We work with a number of grassroots clubs implementing smartfootball methodologies throughout their squads, most notably Leatherhead Youth FC where the club has contracted us to work with their mini section using the smartfootball methodology; the impact has been very encouraging with managers, parents & players all commenting very positively about the sessions & the rapid development of the players, which in turn has given the club an playing identity which is quite apparent.