Our Philosophy

Our goal is to make experienced and motivated children even better and help them develop their soccer skills. Every player has his or her own personal technique of how to dribble the ball, how to pass or shoot the ball or how to move on the field. We don’t want to take away this personal touch. We want to make it better and help players improve your own strengths.

“Why not play different?” This is the question we are asking ourselves when we want to make a better player. Certain techniques cannot be changed and will always be the base in playing soccer. Outstanding players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Manuel Neuer or Neymar changed the game in their own way. Players of Fox Soccer Academy can also be future game changers.

Further more we want our campers to improve and widen their repertoire of skills. Therefore we installed a freestyle area at our camp. Children will learn tricks in a fun and friendly atmosphere. In cooperation with teco7 we have the ability to draw on unlimited resources of coordinative exercises, which will improve the coordination skills and help children to increase their achievements at school.

“Focus on your strengths, always push yourself and we will help you to advance.”
– Christian Fuchs

Our Principles

The team is what counts in soccer. Not the individual. Every player can help his or her team to get better and to win with individual skills.

In Austrian TEAM stands for Totaler Einsatz Aller Mittel which means Total Commitment of All Resources. So a great player can help his or her team the best. Therefore one needs to work hard and continuously to become better and better. These principles show the values we appreciate the most and are necessary for a good team player.

  • RESPECT – Everybody is different. Respect your teammate and opponent regardless of their ethnic background or the decisions he/she makes on the field
  • FOCUS – Concentrate on what is important
  • FAIRNESS – Fair play is a key factor in soccer and every other sport. Treat your teammate and opponent the way you want to be treated
  • AMBITION – talent is good to have, your will and ambition to achieve more is essential to become a great soccer player
  • FUN – soccer is a game and games are fun for everybody

The S.A.M. Method

Developed by Heinz Griesmayer and Christian Fuchs the S.A.M. Method will bring the most pleasure paired with the highest professionalism of soccer to the players to motivate and focus on the sport. Soccer makes sense only when the players enjoy the game. The S.A.M. Method is based on that fundamental concept.

The training for one day will consist of two training sessions of three hours each and split into three areas. The S.A.M. Method – Study, Apply and Motivation is used to have the children continuously receive new information of different goals in a session. This method makes time pass quickly during training.

Study
Practicing basic movements with and without the ball. Throughout the week children will be working on all aspects of soccer: passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting, defending. It is important to keep the focus high. Quality is more important than quantity, which allows each player to individually decide how fast a training exercise will be done.

Apply
The basics learned in the first training session will be implemented in the second one. Challenging games and matches will be the largest part of the Apply Session. The challenge will be done by the teammates.

Motivation
After two intense trainings the motivation part will be the one to push and challenge the player again in a fun and playful way. The combination of motivation, challenge and fun will again make one test the limits and skills in tricky games.