It's less than you think
When you take your children to training, you’ve probably noticed that the coach has loads of equipment – bags of footballs, bibs, cones, poles, goalposts, and maybe even training ladders or hurdles. The idea of training at home might seem daunting, but don’t worry – you don’t need all those things yourself to practice Coerver Ball Mastery! In fact, there are only four items of equipment you’ll need - see list below.
The obvious one! Footballs come in different sizes, which are appropriate for different ages, so make sure you have the right one. Size 3 footballs are suitable for players aged 9 and under, players aged between 10 and 14 should use a size 4 football and any older players should use a size 5 ball. If your children are starting young, a size 2 football is suitable for 4 and 5-year-olds!
A bit of space
Ideally, your child should practice on grass since this is the surface they will play most of their matches on, but you can practice anywhere. Most of our Ball Mastery exercises don’t require too much room so only a couple of square metres of space is needed. If you don’t have a garden, head to the local park to practice as often as you can. Or even practice in your living room!
A few cones or markers
Several of our Players’ Club exercises will require a space to be marked out, or perhaps some cones to be dribbled round. These can be bought quite cheaply from most sports shops, but if you don’t have any you can use other things lying around your garden instead – like tennis balls or cricket stumps – as long as they aren’t dangerous to trip over or kick accidentally.
An idea of what to practice
Okay, not exactly an item – but it is really important you have an idea of what your child should be practicing to truly benefit from the practice. This is what Coerver Players Club can really help with.