Now that we have so many programs, we keep getting questions about progression through the RST Technical Library.
So, I wanted to single out this smaller post, in case you missed it…
Don’t overthink it…
Just follow the progression.
Here is the order our team recommends as the CORE training, with the programs to stack with them.
Stack means that the secondary programs a) have a more focused application, and
b) because of this may not have a ‘compounding’ effect on performance, but
c) provide a vital break from the focus of our recommended progression, or can be added as ‘the second video of the day’ easily.
So, our RST Progression, plus the STACK programs that allow you to hone different areas based on WHAT YOUR GAME NEEDS RIGHT NOW…
Then if you are a player who benefits more for handling pressure via tight work (inside players) or dealing with turning on pressure often (defenders)…
Then you want to go down the MASTERY OF TOUCH path…
But, if you make a living beating players on the wings or up front, NEXT LEVEL DRIBBLING II might make more sense.
Unreal ability to deal with pressure, open passing lanes, and have ‘strength on the ball’ by being untrackable in tight spaces…
Solid comfort in the ball, but with an arsenal of 1v1 moves to keep defenders guessing… and the path for players who are on the pitch to beat people 1v1.
(This number is FAR fewer than most people think and most kids dream of being, btw. Very, very few players can get behind good defenders without already having a pace difference aka running at them at pace).
Then we have the more specialty programs…
The most important for every player? Maybe the most important program of all?
Not even close…
1st Touch and speed of play allows vision, confidence, and decision-making to sky-rocket… and when coupled with creative movement off the ball is a giant killer.
Iniesta was the best example of MOT + WWW… how can a 5’ nothing, 100 and nothing pound athlete be so dominant?
Be so strong on the ball?
You can’t track him in a 5×5 grid, the ball is always in the other side of him, and his speed of play is just unreal…
So if you are older and fit you could turbo the first month by going EOT +NLD stacked, but…
WWW is the first stack or do on good days program.
Then, TOTAL CONTROL SYSTEM,
Juggling I, and
All your choice for sure!
* Now, of course after doing MOT or NLD II, you’d flip those as the core of your workouts each day… both types of players (inside and perimeter) need both… and frankly you never know where your child will end up…
Ok, so I think that’s it for now!
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