Many people think the winter is a lull in development. It doesn't have to be that way. There are so many great skills videos available nowadays to work on what I call the "micro-movements". These are the footwork basics to the dazzling techniques that get a reaction. Ball control is the main principle he's focused on. With it, you gain the advantage and build confidence.
This is one of my favorites. Michael has a great approach and breaks down the techniques well. You'll also see some real examples of how these are used in games.
The time you put in this winter will pay off for years to come. Building up little-by-little everyday will be evident in every game you play looking ahead.
"As a coach, board member and new SYSA VP, I've likely seen and heard a lot of what you may be wondering how to manage as a parent or player. Great kids with supportive parents make it all a "once in a lifetime" experience.