Player Model

The IAFA Player Model is an outline of attributes for what we regard as the key elements in a player. IAFA players are evaluated against the Player Model.

Players who aspire to play in higher level teams should seek to fit ALL areas of the IAFA Player Model – technical, tactical, psychological/social, and physical.

Different areas are regarded higher than others with technical aspects, and tactical awareness being placed higher than psychological/social attributes, which are in turn regarded higher than the physical attributes needed to play the game.

Technical:Tactical:Physical:Psychological/Social:
Close ball control
Comfortable with the ball
Firm, accurate passer
Strong, patient ball winner
Strikes through the ball
Attempts skills and tricks
Soccer Knowledge
Game Intelligence
Self-awareness
Team-awareness
Understands Roles
Endurance
Speed
Agility
Co-ordination
Balance
Power
Outgoing
Positive
Hard-working
Respectful
Tenacious
Takes chances