Recommended by professional football players, SenseBall is especially aimed at young players between 6 and 20 years of age. Practising with SenseBall allows improving their football skills and becoming two-footed. SenseBall also improves the performance of all sportspeople for whom high-speed and precision of leg movements are essential (basketball, tennis, skiing, handball…).
The principle of SenseBall is based on the concept of bilateral activity. Thanks to its specific design, online exercise videos and didactical program, a player practising SenseBall will make an average of 500,000 touches of the ball in a season.
In a training session, a player uses his left foot as many times as his right and moves through space in a balanced way left/right and backwards/forwards. Whether done individually or in a group (and so rhythmically), the football training ball SenseBall enables developing specific football skills, reacting quicker and gaining in rhythm.
Wesley Sneijder : « At the age of 7, like all the other young players at Ajax, I was given a football on the end of a string to practise with at home. “You must train every evening with both feet” the trainer would say, and that’s what I did. »
AC Milan : AC Milan have renewed their exclusive contract for Italy with CogiTraining-SenseBall for a third season. The spectacular progress enjoyed by their youth teams since working with the programme made this an easy choice.
Dries Mertens : « All the players were given a football on the end of a string with a handle, you had to hold the handle, juggle and kick the ball permanently with both feet. I am convinced I have mastered playing with both feet thanks to those exercises. »
R.S.C. Anderlecht : « The most important reason why RSC Anderlecht use SenseBall is that we want to create perfect two-footed players. Players love SenseBall and you can see the results every week on the pitch. »
Faris Haroun : « SenseBall greatly helped me to become a professional footballer. When I started at Leuven Football Academy all I used my left foot for was to get on the bus. Today I can play with both feet equally well. »
FC Metz : « Among the 7-12-year-old, it helps with coordination and motor skills. With the older players, it is used for synchronization, the collection of information. For me SenseBall must be part of the educational material of the educator. »
VTM Nieuws : Dries Mertens, but also former Golden Boot-winner Sven Kums, are fine examples of Belgian players who trained at a young age with SenseBall and currently still reap the rewards.
Le Soir : Applied for about seven years in Anderlecht football club, the method allowed the youth team to beat their English or Spanish comrades; future champions of the best clubs in the world.
CNN.com : AC Milan [...] is rethinking its youth organizational structure. To do so, they turned to [...] Michel Bruyninckx (the inventor of SenseBall - CogiTraining) to steer the club’s development of its young players.
Sports Illustrated : Geoff Noonan, coordinator at Fulham Academy for 7 to 11 year-old players, has decided to order 150 SenseBall. « SenseBall helps open the hips, it’s good for crosses, volleys, and to improve the player’s weaker foot. »
- 1 Perfect two-footed performance
- 2 Excellent command and control of the ball
- 3 Faster, more accurate passing
- 4 Improved perception and coordination
- 5 Forms correct body positions