Game consoles, computers, cable television, educational demands and other sporting activities seem to take time away from leisure activities and allowing players to develop and focus on one sport.
Few can afford to spend three hours a day or five days a week in any single activity.
They will learn from mistakes, they will express themselves more freely without having been told what to do.
Working on such skills will also help a player develop a quality first touch and be more comfortable on the ball when under pressure.
I have looking on other sites and doing some reading.
Many of these resources suggest assigning "soccer homework" between practices.SJEB Individual Player Records Spreadsheet I have put an editable spreadsheet on the website under Juggling Records for all SJEB players to keep their Juggling Record up to date.Click on the link above to view and edit the spreadsheet.Indeed most children spend only three to six hours a week at a soccer activity.During the regular soccer season you may only practice or play with your club for 3 to 5 hours a week.Yet more and more players are signing up to play organized soccer than any other sport. For the juggling exercises (12 through to 15) you work on the skill for 5 minutes each day and record your best score.If a child is serious about the sport and participate in an elite program such as ODP they need to dedicate a significant amount of time to improving their skills outside all of their regular organized practices. Adrian Parrish is the Director of Coach & Player Development for the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association.I am a premium subscriber but I have not seen anything on your site about "soccer homework". Years ago, like you, I read I should do this and tried it.I couldn't get my players to do it -- they simply weren't motivated enough and had too many other activities going on (swimming, karate, boy scouts, etc.).All these soccer exercises can be done during the team training.After training hours, you can ask the players to practise at home and mail them the numbers of the exercises.