F98 Group Soccer Training: Nurturing Team Dynamics and Individual Skills

Soccer isn’t just about individual flair or isolated moments of brilliance; it’s a collective effort, a dance of teamwork and synchronization. F98 Professional Soccer Training in Portland, Oregon, understands this essence, which is why their Group Soccer Training program has been meticulously crafted to bring out the best in teams while still nurturing individual talents. Their approach to group training isn’t just about drills or repetitive exercises. It’s about simulating game-like situations in a setting that’s both enjoyable and challenging.

Why Group Training? The F98 Perspective

The dynamic of soccer changes drastically when played in a group. While individual training hones specific skills, group training introduces players to the real-life scenarios of a match. It’s in these sessions that players learn the importance of communication, understand positioning, scanning and experience the thrill of executing a tactic to perfection.

F98’s group sessions are designed for a diverse range of players. Whether you’re a newbie trying to understand the rhythm of the game or a seasoned player aiming to refine tactics, these sessions cater to everyone. The primary objective? To grow players both technically and tactically while fostering a spirit of comradery and game awareness on the field.

Small Group Dynamics, Big Results

One of the standout features of F98’s training regimen is the emphasis on ‘Small Group Training’. By limiting groups to a maximum of 6 players, F98 ensures that every individual receives the attention they deserve. This focused approach allows coaches to delve deeper into individual strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that players not only compete but also complement each other’s styles.

Areas of Focus in F98's Group Training


  • 1v1 / 2v2 / 2v3 Scenarios: These drills introduce players to varying on-field situations, teaching them to adapt and react. They mirror real-match scenarios, demanding quick decision-making.

  • Partner Ball Mastery:  This segment focuses on synchronized ball control and technique.

  • Passing & Receiving: The lifeblood of soccer. Players are taught how to pass and receive the ball.  Improve first touch, passing technique with both feet and ball control.  Precision, timing, and understanding are key components here.

  • Ball Control: While group sessions are about teamwork, F98 recognizes the importance of individual brilliance. This segment hones a player’s ability to control and maneuver the ball under pressure.

  • Tactical Small-Sided Games: Soccer is as much about brains as it is about brawn. These tactical games teach players the importance of strategy, helping them understand when to attack, defend, or transition.

  • Dribbling: With the ball at their feet, players are taught to navigate through tight defenses, making dribbling a vital tool in their arsenal.

  • Finishing: Scoring opportunities don’t come often in a match. F98 ensures that when they do, players are equipped with the finishing skills to convert these chances into goals.

  • Defending: From positioning to tackles, defending is an art. It’s not just about preventing goals but understanding the game from a defensive perspective.

  • Body Positioning: The posture and positioning of a player can greatly influence their effectiveness on the field. Whether it’s for receiving a ball or making a tackle, F98 instills the importance of optimal body positioning.

  • Strength & Conditioning: A fit body is a player’s best asset. F98’s strength and conditioning drills ensure players are fit for the 90-minute challenge, and then some.

  • Mental Coaching: Soccer is as much a mental game as it is physical. By cultivating a strong mindset, F98 prepares players to handle the pressures of the game, be it in local matches or grand stadiums.

F98 Group Soccer Training

Large Group Training is also available (7 or more players)

Areas of Focus:

  • 3v3 / 5v5
  • Small Sided Possession Games
  • Ball Movement & Spaceial Awareness
  • Defending & Attacking
  • Tactical Small Sided Games
  • Crossing & Finishing
  • Fun Games & Challenges
  • Mental Coaching
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Speed & Agility