This is a blog from a dad who discovered the fun of doing 1-on-1 football drills with his son. This is a personal blog on which I collect individual training exercises that a player can do on its own or with maximum 1 training partner.

Our story

When my son started playing soccer back in 2014 (in the under 8 age group), most of the other kids in the team were already playing soccer for more than a year. My son was taking his first steps and missing some basic skills, so I decided to give him some tips. I started playing football almost every day with my son in our backyard or on one of the football fields nearby. Especially in the beginning, my son improved really quickly.  Because we both enjoy our 1-on-1 football drills, we simply kept doing this.

The journey to become the best football player that you can be is long and progress happens in small steps. The idea is to take one step at a time and don’t worry about the length of the path. Just follow your feet!

The goal of this website

On the internet & especially on YouTube, you find a lot of high quality content regarding football player development. The only problem: the overall development plan is missing. It isn’t always clear why you would do a certain drill and which aspect you’re trying to improve. On this website, it’s my goal to collect content for every aspect of long-term football player development. Checkout the “Player development” page for the overview of topics for there’s content. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: this website is continuously “under construction” and I keep adding new content as I learn about the topic of player development.

A special thank you to the YouTube content creators

I want to express my gratitude for the great content that 7mlc, Becoming Elite, Thomas Vlaminck and many others publish on YouTube. These people’s dedication to sharing their knowledge, expertise, and passion for football has been truly inspiring and helps players worldwide to develop their skills as a player. I appreciate the time and effort these people put into creating high-quality content that is both informative and engaging. So, a big thank to all of you for sharing your expertise.