The Monroe Soccer Academy uses a curriculum based on developing the player technically, tactically, physically and cognitively as well. Players will be challenged as they develop their soccer mind through our unique curriculum. The staff encourages teams to be offensively minded and encourage a style of play based on possession and quick ball movement. Players will be encouraged to increase the speed of play while becoming quicker thinkers and better problem solvers.
The academy implements a large variety of “Rondo” training which increases player’s ability to think quickly while maintaining possession of the ball. FC Barcelona is a major influence in the Monroe Academy training methods. Cognitive training methods from a number of academies also greatly influence the Monroe curriculum. Being able to process information at quick speeds while coming up with soccer solutions to problems is vitally important at Monroe.
Defensively, players will not only be taught within their specific positions, but how to defend in units and as a team in an organized defensive formation. Defensive principles are broken down from the fundamentals of 1v1 defending, to total team defense with a specific team concept.
The modern game does not just require possession but the ability to counter attack and play with speed. The tactical side of the game is studied and taught as it relates to the ever changing game of modern soccer.
Players will undergo a massive conditioning program to improve their speed, endurance, strength and power while at the same time developing a respect and discipline about the game. They will learn to adapt to a role on the team and respect teammates, coaches, referees and opponents.