At Rohan Ricketts Academy, we believe that a soccer player at youth level will develop better and faster as a player and as a person, if we create a fun, safe, open and active learning environment, where each individual player is challenged at their appropriate ability level and development age. We encourage players to come up with the answers themselves and problem solve during our sessions and in game situations. The retention of information that is given during our sessions is therefore far greater than if coached in a constant command style which in the long term, erodes self confidence and creates self-doubt.
Our Philosophy allows players to become creative, problem solving individuals with the confidence to take on any given situation. Many of these skill sets can be transfered to every day life situations creating a confident person ready for anything life throws at them.
We have molded our philosophy and experiences into a progressive and age specific soccer development program. Dominating 1v1 situations all over the field, progressing this to 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 is a big part of our PDP (Player Development Program).
Every one of our sessions has a specific topic from our annual curriculum that will be incorporated with natural progression in all the following:
Warm-up (every player ball each)
Opposed session (incorporating a challenge/competition/game element)
Small sided games