Individual Repetitive Soccer Training (IRST)

We realize that every player has their own unique personality features and also different body types and when we train we try to consider all the possibilities of variation. However, after years of observing players train we find that there are some commonalities that are shared with successful players that have great technique. They have higher rates of success with their passes, shots, dribbles, and receptions.

This usually breaks down to their mechanical operation. Meaning that top players do survive alone on will and hard work, but they rely on the stability of their techniques and concentration. Successful players play more fluid and take less time to achieve what they are trying to accomplish thus giving them more control and time in the events of the game. The game does not control them they control the game.

“We take a different approach to learning by taking it to an individual level. We ask how we can improve our consistency and how we can better connect with our technique.  We try to make our drills so that we can offer different ways to learn and keep our players engaged as much as possible.”-Jeff Thwaites

For this to happen players must make use of every movement with and without the ball. Thus our technical philosophy always attacks time and consistency. How we move without the ball is the most vital element. If we want to be quick players we have to blend running patterns with our techniques with the ball. If we break our running patterns to often to carry out passing, shooting, dribbling, and receiving then we risk the chance of slowing down with the ball and end up breaking our normal movement patterns. When we do things we consciously have our players shoot, cross, pass, receive, and dribble using the movements that they already use. This results in less time preparing to shoot, pass, dribble, receive, and cross.

Also, we don’t have the luxury of not having great foot work, balance, and form like in other sports where they can get out of a bad position with a swing or flip of the hand. We not only have to be prepared to receive the ball with our feet but we have to carry great form and balance, and strength through our technique. All of our touches are connected by our steps and movement patterns and we just try not to break our natural state as often as possible.

Different Approach

Our passion and enthusiasm for the game allows us the ability to create an atmosphere that is demanding yet very positive and conducive to learning. We try to be as creative and proactive as we can with carefully selected drills and games so we activate the brain as much as the body. There is no “right way” but there is usually a more successful way, the IRST way!

Private Individual Focused Training

This approach is different from most other training opportunities in America where players are forced to share time with hundreds of other athletes.

Our Mission

Our mission is to give players the opportunity to hone and nurture their technical abilities uninterrupted. We believe that within a team the strength comes from the individual player’s capabilities. We believe in superior technique and knowledge so that not only the individuals on the field will succeed but also to improve the quality of the group.

Our Focus

Our focus is to learn and strengthen as many techniques as possible so that our players will not only improve their overall game but also their confidence.

Our Method

Through repetition we teach efficient ways to carry out the functions of the game in creative drills/activities. It is proven that the more we do something the more instinctive it becomes and if we can build enough time with the various areas of technique we will be able to go into games and training with confidence and success.

Play Beautiful

With technical superiority comes more time and space and with both we can allocate more thought and concentration into our tactical decision making.

Foundation

We realize that every player has their own unique personality features and also different body types. At IRST, when we train we try to consider all the possibilities of variation. However, after years of observing players train we find that there are some characteristics that are shared with successful players that have great technique.

Technique

Top players do survive alone on will and hard work, but they rely on the stability of their techniques and concentration. Successful players play more fluid and take less time to achieve what they are trying to accomplish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What You’ll Obtain

      • Footwork, Leg-Strength, Striking, Decisive First touch, Finishing and dribbling technique.
      • Improved control, passing skills, volleying and heading.
      • Develop quick feet and improved shooting and finishing.
      • Build fitness, stamina and improve concentration.
      • Generate on the ball confidence and quickness.

What Parents and Players Say

Amazing training and top support, Jeff helped me above and beyond and was more than patient, his responses were quick and he has a genuine care for you to enjoy and move forward with your soccer career.
Ian Flores, Tampa Rangers, ODP & National Team Pool Player
Amazing training and top support, Jeff helped me above and beyond and was more than patient, his responses were quick and he has a genuine care for you to enjoy and move forward with your soccer career
Aajami, St. Leo College
Amazing training and top support, Jeff helped me above and beyond and was more than patient, his responses were quick and he has a genuine care for you to enjoy and move forward with your soccer career
James Monroe, Wesley Chapel Flames