For the second time in 2023, B1 Coaches from Barcelona, Spain Eric Bertran and Marc Fortuny, returned to Fort Myers, Florida to run a new B1 Camp from April 29th to May 3rd.
For two days, the Spanish coaches were able to work and show the B1 Methodology to more than 50 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 19. Two intensive days with many concepts and a lot of knowledge to absorb in order to help the young talents improve.
In order to prepare and observe each of the players in more detail, Eric and Marc divided the groups by age to work thoroughly on the basics of the B1 methodology.
Basic introductory soccer drills, as well as simple passing wheels, rondos, and possession games, put into practice concepts, new to some, such as body position, oriented control, movement before receiving, and looking around to get information from the environment.
“It may sound complicated, but with the proper progressions of our sessions, and some minor modifications and corrections, plus the players’ eagerness to learn, the task became a very dynamic and rewarding training session.”
After the end of the fifth B1 Camp in Fort Myers, the coaches presented some awards to thank for their participation in the soccer days and as a token of hard work and effort.
Private lessons and B1 tryouts
As part of the trip of the Spanish coaches, who on this occasion flew to Miami with Sergio Alfaro, goalkeeper coach and future DTO of the academy in Fort Myers, they offered Private lessons for all those players, both from the B1 academy in the United States, as well as for players who wanted to work with them.
A total of 16 players were able to learn closely with the B1 Coaches in individual or group sessions of up to 3 players maximum where all skills were enhanced and they were given the best tools to progress and continue improving.
In addition to the private lessons, Eric Bertran, Marc Fortuny, and Sergio Alfaro were present in the first week of the Trials to be part of B1 Soccer Academy USA. The trials were attended by more than 100 players who showed their talent and good work in two training sessions.
During these sessions, the current B1 coaches in the United States worked with the age groups that they usually train at the academy to find new interesting players to incorporate into their squads. While the Spanish coaches focused their attention on watching and analyzing each of the participants and assessing them for the near future.
“It has been a very nice experience. It is always very interesting to see how the players progress and improve every time we come to the United States. We are looking forward to seeing many of the players we have seen during these tryouts become part of our academy in the United States.”