125,000 Touches in 60 Days
SuperKick is raising the bar AGAIN for summer training and redefining what it means to work hard. Last year, we challenged players to get 100,000 touches in 60 days. Only a handful of players were able to complete the challenge, due to the level of commitment and time the challenge requires. The players who did complete the challenge overwhelming saw a significant improvement in the ability and confidence with the soccer ball.
This year, the challenge is for players to complete 125,000 touches in the same amount of time. Do you think you have what it takes? Over two months, can you work harder than ever before to improve your skill level in preparation for the Fall Season? If you are serious about making a substantial impact to your level of play, then let’s see what you got!
What will I need to do?
You will need to complete a total number of touches throughout the summer by performing different types of activities to help you improve your technique, control, and confidence with the ball. You will be provided with tracking sheets for you to count the number of touches for each activity and record your total amount for the summer. This commitment will require around 45 to 60 minutes of work with the ball each day. You can do more on some days and less on others based on your personal schedule as long as by August 1st you have completed all 125,000 touches. Only touches performing the Summer Training Challenge activities can be counted!
How do I register?
On May 31, 2012, SuperKick will post the requirements and activities for completing the SuperKick Summer Training Challenge on this web page.
First, review the activities and decide whether or not you accept the challenge and will commit yourself to becoming a better player this summer.
Second, download the necessary tracking forms and list of activities below.
Third, e-mail Joe Pennell, Assistant Director of Soccer Training, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, date of birth, and your current team to let him know you accept the challenge.
What do I need to submit to SuperKick?
Summer Challenge Participants will need to submit an electronic copy of the tracking sheets to Joe Pennell two times, and a 5-minute video of the athlete performing the Summer Challenge Activities is submitted at the end of the summer. Details below:
First submission is a mid-summer check which will be due on July 1st. Scan your tracking sheets and e-mail the file to email@example.com.
Second submission is the final submission which is due August 1, 2012. The final submission needs to include all tracking sheets showing completion of all the activities and a 5-minute video of you training. The video can be dropped off at SuperKick OR submitted electronically.
What do I get if I complete the challenge?
Outside of improving your touch and control of the ball and making you a better player, completing this challenge and submitting all the required materials on time to SuperKick will guarantee you a free Summer Challenge T-Shirt and free private training session with Senior Director of Programming, Tony Earp. In addition, your training video and photo will be put on our website as recognition of your accomplishment.
In addition, SuperKick will hold a special training sessions at the start of the summer and mid-way through the summer for all participants. The SuperKick Coaching staff will work with the Summer Challenge participants to make sure players are confident about how to do each activity and are performing the skills with proper technique. These sessions will only be open to Summer Challenge participants and will be $10 each. These sessions will be held on June 6th at 7-8 pm and July 13th at 5-6 pm. Participants must be registered for the Summer Challenge and must email Joe Pennell if they are planning on attending these $10 clinics. The clinics will count towards their touch counts.
Summer Training Activities Tracking Sheet
SuperKick is raising the bar for summer training and redefining what it means to work hard. Over two months, can you work harder than ever before to improve your skill level in preparation for the Fall Season? If you are serious about making a substantial impact to your level of play, then let’s see what you got.Challenge Tracking Sheets Download Form
22,500 Right Foot Touches
22,500 Left Foot Touches
4,500 Alternating Feet Touches
4,500 Right Thigh Touches
4,500 Left Thigh Touches
4,500 Head Touches
6,000 – Inside of Feet
6,000 – Pulling the Ball Across Body
6,000 – Roll- Stop- Rolls (Each Roll is Touch)
6,000 – V-Behinds (Each pass behind the leg is a Touch)
6,000 – Pull and Take (Each Pull is a Touch)
Pass and Receiving: Can be done against a rebounder, wall, or with a friend/teammate.
4,000 – Right Foot - 1 Touch Passing - Inside of Foot
4,000 – Left Foot - 1 Touch Passing - Inside of Foot
4,000 – Right Foot - 1 Touch Passing - Outside of Foot
4,000 – Left Foot - 1 Touch Passing - Outside of Foot
Finishing: Can be done against a rebounder, wall, or into a goal.
4,000 – Right Foot - Instep (Laces)
4,000 – Left Foot - Instep (Laces)
4,000 – Right Foot Volley - Instep (Laces)
4,000 – Left Foot Volley - Instep (Laces)
125,000 touches in two months is a lot of work. That is close to an average of 2,000 touches per day. My question to you is "How much do you want to improve this summer? Do you want to be at your best for this upcoming Fall season?" Our Summer Training Challenge will push you to get more touches on the ball in 2 months than most players do in a year. Are you up to the Challenge?