The Soccer IntelliGym trains the cognitive skills required for elite performance in soccer. The training program consists of 30-minute training sessions designed to stress and challenge the athlete’s brain, developing skills such as situational awareness, working memory, task switching, peripheral attention, and ultimately, decision making under pressure.
Athletes train just 2-3 times per week with noticeable on-field results within 10 training sessions, about 5 weeks. Significant results appear within 20-30 training sessions and continue to improve throughout the season. Training in the offseason helps to maintain results so athletes hit the field in top mental shape when next season arrives. Just like training at the gym, overtraining can lead to (mental) fatigue, while undertraining can lead to diminished results.
That’s it – just 1 hour a week can improve performance by as much as 30% in measurable categories such as goals, assists, completed passes, or reduced takeaways. Not to mention the improvement in the intangibles like confidence, control, positioning, and awareness.