Who Is Con Boutsianis?
Expert Technical Coach, Ex International, Professional Coach, Expert Free Kick Taker And Set Piece Specialist
Con earned 4 international caps for Australia and scored 129 goals in 361 games in the National Soccer League during his 20 year career as a professional soccer player. Known as a free kick specialist amongst his notable records he scored 4 goals in one game and the fastest hat trick of goals scored in 5 minutes.
Prior to the 2008 Olympics, Boutsianis was hired to work with the US Women’s Olympic soccer team as a specialist coach for free-kick specialist Carli Lloyd. Lloyd later scored the goal that earned Team USA Gold in Beijing. Lloyd said, “The way he communicated the mechanics of striking the ball was definitely world class.”
1. What Age Does My Child Need To Start Soccer Training?+
Between the ages of four and seven, what is more important is that when they begin training they learn to use both feet. Developing both feet is not only important for scoring goals it will come into play every time your child receives the ball.
2. How Many Sessions/Days Per Week Does My Child Need To Train?+
Nobody can be successful in any sport or career by only training a few hours at team training two sessions a week and playing a game on the weekend. Skills training must be structured and your child needs to practice at least 5 days per week. The best players in the world practiced everyday, on the way to school, at school, at home, at training and during games. Take for example David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and although not a soccer player a great example is Tiger Woods.
3. What Are The Skills Scoresheets Provided In The Training?+
The Skills Scoresheets are provided so that you are able to track your child's training and measure their results. If you can video the training that is highly useful as you can compare the technique to the correct technique in our training videos.
The sheets also allow you to see how much improvement is being made e.g. how many juggles they can perform with the correct technique on the right foot, left foot and alternating feet.