Starting about a year ago, I decided I wanted to help teach my daughter the fundamentals of soccer. I played a little bit in grade school, and I was an assistant coach for my two sons’ YMCA teams, so I thought I already knew everything I needed to know about soccer to help her. But I didn’t–not even close!
Todd Bowman started showing me specific techniques that he was working on with his daughter, Avery. At first, I thought the skills and techniques were too complex for Leah–who was only 9 years old at the time. But Avery had already mastered many of them, and Leah was the same age, so I gave them a try.

It was a bit challenging at first, but then Leah began to quickly pick them up. Based on Todd’s recommendation, we worked on both feet equally, and I was amazed at how Leah quickly adapted to this method. The emphasis was on individual foot skills and maximizing touches on the ball with her feet. The best part was that most of the drills and techniques could be taught and practiced in the basement of my house. This meant we could work on them all winter without having to travel to a gym or pay a lot of money for individual lessons.

Learning these skills helped Leah have more confidence and success in practice and in games, which ultimately led to her having a lot more fun! I highly recommend Todd Bowman’s methods to anyone who has a son or daughter who wants to learn the fundamentals of soccer.


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