Why did we use a color-based system?
Studies suggest that color is a basic and vital factor in memory retention. Color, as a reference guide, is understood by all age groups, whether you are a young player, a coach, or a parent. As coaches and trainers, it is crucial for us to know how to use color to our benefit. Color affects memory by imprinting a feeling to go along with it. When you see a certain color, an association is imprinted in your memory. It can be a feeling, smell or sight or even an action. The Strike Zone Complete Technical System uses the visual reference of color to reinforce certain actions, in this case it is soccer’s basic techniques. With our system, players will associate the green part of the shoe to push pass, the red part of the shoe to drive the ball, the blue part of the shoe to cross and chip, the yellow part of the shoe to bend, and the orange part to swerve. As players perfect these basic skills, they can move to more advanced skills that require 2 or more moves by remembering which colors to use in the combination.
What makes Strikezone different from other training methods?
Strikezone’s CTTS uses a patented, unique colored visual guide to easily identify the different zones on the VTA’s to execute all the technical skills of soccer. Each zone is assigned a color to easily identify the part of your foot needed to execute the kick. For example, you would kick with the green part of the shoe to push pass, the red part of the shoe to drive the ball, the blue part of the shoe to cross and chip, the yellow part of the shoe to bend, and the orange part to swerve.
What skills are taught?
The Strikezone CTTS comes with an introductory DVD that explains the Visual Training Aids (VTAs). The skills taught are the outside cut, the inside cut, step around, scissors, double scissors, dribbling left and dribbling right. Our second DVD will explain the Free Kick Specialist Ball (FKSB). This DVD will be available soon. The skills taught in the DVD are the push pass, the driven ball, crossing and chipping, bending and swerving.
Can the series help players at home?
Yes. The DVDs are designed to be viewed at home with your player. The skills can then be practiced alone or with a parent or coach. The skills can also be practiced on the field with the rest of the team.