Soccer Skills Pro (SSP) is an innovative training system focused on preparing young players to play soccer in to the four phases of the game.
SSP is divided into two main areas - Soccer Skills Pro Coach, for individual training (1 coach per 4 players) and Soccer Skills Pro Team - a system designed for clubs and football academies.

Maximize the player's potential

The Soccer Skills Pro Team system treats the player as an individual - in practice, this means that the goal of the SSP system is to maximize the player's potential and prepare him to play in senior football in different formations and strategies, led by coaches with different game philosophies. The SSP system prepares players to understand individual and group behaviors depending on the phase of the game. Thanks to this, a conscious player who understands the behavior of individual players and the interdependences of group cooperation between the three or four players is able to achieve success in senior soccer. 

Optimal development of youth

Players training in the club according to the SSP Team methodology can further develop their skills by means of individual trainings (SSP Coach) without worrying about the disruption of their development. By maintaining the consistency of goals and assumptions for each age category in both areas, training sessions are conducted in a harmonious manner and are conducive to the optimal development of children and youth using the Soccer Skills Pro Coach and Team methodology.

Why trust the Soccer Skills Pro system:

1. Characteristics of a given stage - a precise understanding what kind of players we are working with and the preparation of the most optimal annual training plan

2. Division of players into training stages  

3. Setting annual training goals

4. Division of annual training goals into monthly goals (mesocycles)

5. Division of mesocycles into weekly training objectives (microcycles)

6. Suggestions for training measures and prepared training units for achieving goals. The coach has the ability to modify the exercises according to his own needs, or be inspired by the SSP system suggestions and prepare his own training measures in accordance with the received training plan

7. Division of training measures in relation to the four phases of the game according to: 

>  Individual technical and tactical activities
>  Group technical and tactical activities
>  Team technical and tactical activities
>  Mental activities
>  Motor skills
>  Goalkeeper activities

8. Training goals are the priority. The most important recipient of the system is the player, whose coach is to properly prepare him for the requirements of playing senior soccer.

9. Support for coaches and players - in addition to the above-mentioned aspects, the coach and the player get access to a knowledge base which contains articles presenting players' profiles, recommendations for healthy eating, and videos for additional individual training (prevention of sports injuries, example rehabilitation exercises, individual position training). 

10. Assessment of the player's potential based on SSP tests - we have over 50,000 results in the database, thanks to which we are able to assess the scale of the individual player's skills. In addition, players can be compared with each other in relation to other players in the club/academy, or you can confront the player's results from a given age category against his peers from around the country. 

11. The SSP system is a guide for the coach - both in terms of training and organization. It features a number of functions enabling easy communication with the players and their guardians, as wells as accurate planning of the training day in connection with the private duties of the coach and most importantly - does not limit the coach's creativity in the preparation of the training. The system presents the annual (with the above-mentioned divisions) training plan. However, each coach has complete freedom in choosing his training methods. They can use the solutions included in the system or their own ideas. 

Below is an example for the "U10" and "U11" (E2, E1) age categories, together with guidelines regarding teaching and conducting training sessions. Based on such a division, we prepare the characteristics for the remaining stages. Next,  we present the annual training plan and divide it into shorter periods (mesocycles, microcycles, training units). Thus, the goals included in the SSP system are adequate to the players' ability at given stages and have a beneficial effect on their long-term development. 


Age categories

The Soccer Skills PRO system includes 7 training phases starting from 5 to 19 years old. It is in accordance with the education process which all children undergo. 

Each age category has its own objectives. Completed material is only revised and followed by the introduction to more complex classes. All coaches have an access to what has been done in the past, so they can pick up where they left off.

At the initial stages of the training, the main emphasis is on technical skills and after the age of 12, tactical preparation becomes key. In each of these categories, the evaluation of players and their priorities are different. This way, it is easier to assess the potential of a player at a given age.

Stage 0, 1 and 2 (5 - 10 years old)

Stages 0 and 1 include a lot of spontaneity when it comes to playing soccer. Training sessions are based on fun games. Children start acquiring their first technical skills at stage 1. These include simple elements resulting from their natural development and willingness to possess the ball e.g. dribbling or ball reception.

When children are 9-10 years old, their ability to focus increases and their movements become more efficient and precise which has an impact on learning more complicated technical and tactical elements. Children become increasingly interested in the effects of their work, more willing to compete, and gain more satisfaction after a good training session.

Stage 3 and 4 (11-14 years old)

Many players are at the end of Stage 4. At 14, they reach a level of almost complete mastery of technical skills. There is no doubt that the range of skills should be on a very high level, allowing him to learn increasingly complicated tactical issues. Physical preparation on the other hand includes more dynamic development of motor skills.

Additionally, this stage is characterised by high level of activity, increasing children’s ability to receive information, and an unbelievable ease of learning even the most complicated movements.

Stage 5 and 6 (15-19 years old)

There is a continuous improvement of already learnt technical elements, and tactics play an even bigger role. Matches determine the level of skills mastered by the players.

Additionally, stage 6 features positional training. Players learn about the tasks and expectations of particular positions. When it comes to physical preparation, greater emphasis is placed on special strength as well as mastering already learnt motor reactions.