Triple Tap Challenge

MOD Academy Week 2 Challenge: The Zig Zag

At this year's MOD academy we have been presenting our players and coaches with some very challenging activities. So far they have all been up to the challenge.

Here is a Play at Home that is definitely more difficult than The Triple Tap, but this dribbling pattern has been shown to accelerate a young player's comfort on the ball with the inside and outside of both feet. Tricky to learn, but well worth the time and effort to do so.

This Play at Home is more suited for our 6 and 7 year olds, but some of our 5 year olds were having fun giving it a try last night.

Go Play!

NorTac Play At Home Program.
NorTac Play At Home Program.

We are frequently asked: "How can I help my young child become a better soccer player?"

Well obviously one important step is to get them into a strong development focused program like Nortac, but no matter how great the coach or program is, the biggest factor that will influence your child's development is what they do on their own at home.

It's all about proper touches on the ball, and lots of them. Nortac Soccer Mod Academy is introducing a program called "Play at Home", which will include videos and other information about how you can play soccer with your child in a way that will help them develop the comfort on the ball that they need to succeed on the field.

In school, your kids get Homework. But soccer should be PLAY and not work, so we have developed some Home Play assignments.

These are simple activities that are fun and challenging for kids of all ages, and we have found that most young kids absolutely love playing these games with Mom and Dad.

Here is the first Play at Home activity. Give it a try with your kids and let us know how it goes!

Scott Nelson
NorTac and Sparta Director of Coaching
NorTac Mod Academy Technical Director