To improve football skills you have to set personal goals and test yourself against big rivals.

Osasuna, Leganés, Sporting de Gijón and Oviedo are some of the rivals that Marcet‘s teams have faced on their December tour. Games that have presented High Performance Academy‘s athletes with a unique opportunity to evaluate their personal objectives against drafted rivals.

The video above gives an account of Alcides Bravo and Pablo Bonilla‘s experiences, two of Marcet’s Cadete A defenders. The Panamanian player and his Spanish partner traveled to Oviedo to test themselves and check if they had achieved the objectives assigned to them by their coach and analyst before the trip.

“my analyst reviews and corrects me, sets goals and lets me know if I’m making progress”

Each player’s objectives are established through the Matrix evaluation program, based on a system of objective rubrics that are obtained through specific measurements reviewed by experts. These personalized objectives establish what skills each student has to acquire in order to progress in football: This is the foundation of Marcet’s Pedagogical Model.

“When I meet with my analyst, he reviews and corrects me, sets goals and lets me know if I’m making progress,” explains Pablo. “Before arriving at Marcet, I’d never worked towards such specific objectives,” Alcides adds. “This method is much easier, because I’m being told and reminded exactly what I have to improve, and since working this way, I honestly think progress has been a lot quicker.”

 

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