Philosophy & Methodology

Philosophy & Methodology


• Skillability Soccer Training’s philosophy is based around the 4 pillars of the game. Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological. Our goal is to help develop well rounded & highly effective players by bridging the gap between team practices and individual training. 

• We do this by focusing on all 4 pillars at the same time and not isolated or separate from each other. The primary focus of each session is to help our players improve their technical and physical abilities and challenge them to better understand the tactical and mental aspects of the game.

• We accomplish this by using developmentally appropriate ( age and skill level) training methods and proven techniques. 

• Our unique and proven model developed and created by Thuto Nhlekisana from over 15 years of experience working with hundreds of players of varying ages, and abilities from beginners, recreational players to competitive club and professional players, has been proven to develop players technical ability to the next level.

The SST Way

Ball Mastery– Mastery of the basic fundamental skills. The foundation to technical excellence

  • 1v1 skills/Domination
  • Dribbling & Ball control 
  • First touch passing & receiving
  • Ball striking shooting & finishing

Positional Training – Position specific training for tactical understanding to improve soccer iq

  • Decision making
  • Position specific skills
  • Body shape & positioning
  • Vision & Awareness

Speed Agility & Quickness – Balance, coordination and the ability to control the body

  • Running with/out the ball
  • Turning with/out the ball
  • Change of direction
  • Explosive and dynamic movements

Lion Mentality – The mindset of the person and player skills for life.

  • Competitiveness
  • Self confidence
  • Goal setting
  • Accountability


• The training methodology is the means by which we coach and teach our players and how we impart knowledge into them. We use a 2-part methodology that is 

Coach directed – Player centered – for a balanced approach

1. Simple to Complex ( progressive training) (Coaching)
2. Basic Model of Learning ( Coach Actions) ( Teaching)

1. Simple to Complex – The activities should be designed in such a way that simpler concepts or skills are presented first before more complex ones.

2. Basic Model Of learning- These are the coach actions

  1. Demonstration
  2. Guided Discovery 
  3. Positive Reinforcement 
  4. Feedback


Contact us for any questions you may have about our programs, or call (502) 309-2547