Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Series #1 :   [Partner based Series / Partner Required] : Session Block #1

On-line individual game functional technical Session : #1

Key game functional technique developed in this session : Inside step Inside

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements in this Session

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Inside shuffle Juggling

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Foot Open (90º Open)

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

Main pattern in this session

  • Inside step Inside

Other patterns included in the session

  • Inside shuffle Inside

Fundamental Agility Pattern

  • FAP #1 : In In Out Out Out

Fundamental Elevated Ball

  • Inside Layoffs (mid bounce)

 Games : Head up : Decision

  • 2 player Quick Feet

 

How to use this page

LEARN THE SESSION

Work through each exercise individually. [Even inside initially]. Get Familiar with them, then take the session outside.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFO

All new techniques below are shown at the most basic introductory level (with a couple of progression levels). If any of these exercises is at the wrong level for you, and you need a more advanced level for the exercise,  then go to the link provided (with each exercise) and choose an exercise from this link, that is at the very edge of your ability level.

PICK 3 LEVELS FOR EACH EXERCISE

The starting level should be comfortable. Use this as a warm up. The next level should be a challenge but doable. The third level should be a t the very edge (if not outside) you current ability level. To achieve success at this level would be a big achievement.

WARNING

Chase and embrace the enevitable failure of practice whilst always striving to improve to the degree that you don't make mistakes.....but if you get to this level, raise the bar so that you make mistakes again. Mistakes should be an integral part of each exercise. Without mistakes and a motivation to fix them no development will occur.

DO THE FULL SESSION

When you are ready and are keen to work hard , challenge yourself by doing a full circuit (3 sets each)* at as high an intensity as you can.

*(Recommended set = 1 min on, then 30 second rest).

Series #1 : On-line Session #1

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

Inside Shuffle Juggles

Recommended set : Do for : 3 minutes (rest if necessary)

Choose a warm up starting level and work through as many level as you can during the 3 minutes.

Progression

  • L1 : Hold Kick Shuffle
  • L2 : Drop touch catch shuffle [Singles]
  • L3 : 1 to 12

Introduction / Explanation

What a set might look like.

 

Practice on the very edge of your ability level

It is critical the players practice on the very edge of their ability level. If an exercise is too easy then very little development occurs. If it is too hard, it can be frustrating and demotivating. The exercise above is just an introduction to the topic. To find the perfect level for you, visit this page :  Fundamental Juggling Patterns. This page has the full array of exercises that will help a player develop their fundamental juggling patterns. Or choose one of the levels below.

 

 

Inside shuffle Juggles : Possible progressions.

From 12-1s to Get to 20 : Do for 1 minute.

 

 

 

 

Exercise #2

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Development the ability to open the foot 

Level 1

This exercise is a very basic introduction to the topic. Once you get the idea, use the videos or link below and choose an exercise level that challenges you and is at the right developmental level for you.

This exercise is a warm up : Do each foot  twice for 15 seconds . [Total time = 1 minute ]

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

The exercise above is just an introduction to the topic.

It is critical the players practice on the very edge of their ability level. If an exercise is too easy then very little development occurs. If it is too hard, it can be frustrating and demotivating. To find the perfect level for you, visit this page : Fundamental Foot shapes. This page has the full array of exercises that will help a player develop their fundamental foot shapes.

 

 

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Development the ability to lock the foot in an open position

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Hold on to something

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

It is critical the players practice on the very edge of their ability level. If an exercise is too easy then very little development occurs. If it is too hard, it can be frustrating and demotivating. To find the perfect level for you, visit this page : Fundamental Foot shapes. This page has the full array of exercises that will help a player develop their fundamental foot shapes.

Or use the possible progressions below.

Progression 1

Balance on one leg

 

 

Progression 2

Hop + Hop & Ball

 

 

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

 Inside step Inside

Patterns Context

 

 

Exercise #3a

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

Part (1) : Ball Mastery

 Inside step Inside

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

It is critical the players practice on the very edge of their ability level. If an exercise is too easy then very little development occurs. If it is too hard, it can be frustrating and demotivating. To find the perfect level for you, visit this page : Fundamental Footwork Patterns.

 

 

Exercise #3b

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

Inside Step Inside [Pass]

In a receive and pass exercise.

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

It is critical the players practice on the very edge of their ability level. If an exercise is too easy then very little development occurs. If it is too hard, it can be frustrating and demotivating. To find the perfect level for you, visit this page : Fundamental Footwork Patterns.

 

 

Exercise #4

Fundamental Agility Pattern

AP #1 : In In Out Out Out

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

Do as many sets as necessary to ensure you get sufficient repetition of the technique and to ensure you are working as hard as you can.

Also for more information about Fundamental Agility Patterns and how to combine this with on the ball techniques, then go to this link.

 

 

Exercise #5

Combine FAP and FFP

Combine : Agility and 'on the ball' technique 

Use E#4 and E#5 above to : Move into the ball : Deal with the ball  : Move away from the ball

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

Do as many sets as necessary to ensure you get sufficient repetition of the technique, contact with the ball, and to ensure you are working as hard as you can.

 

 

Exercise #6

Combine FAP and Fundamental Elevated Ball Technique

Inside Layoff after a bounce

Catch - Drop - Bounce - layoff

Recommended set : Do for 1 minute : 30 second rest.

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

What a set might look like.

 

Do as many sets as necessary to ensure you get sufficient repetition of the technique, contact with the ball, and to ensure you are working as hard as you can. Use this link to get for more information about Dealing with an Elevated Ball.

 

 

Exercise #7

 Games : Head up : Decision

2 player Quick Feet

Even though the key aspect of this activity is to get the head up, watch the other player and make a decision, it is also about  having as much fun as possible playing this game. This is what practice is for after all.

If you are using a partner (parent) who is not a player themselves then don't have to use a ball. As with all activities, adapt and improvisation based on what you have access to.

If you would like to play a different game then that is obviously ok, but remember : All games should have an element of attacking and defending if possible, or at least the need to get the head up, analyse some information, and make a decision based on this analysis.

For the full array of Fundamental games and challenges which look at components of individual football intelligence then go to this link.

 

 

Do the Full Session

You can do a single full session in one-go, or do multiple circuits of the same session, or just multiples of some exercises, or combine 2 or more sessions together to make 1 longer technical session.

Substitute exercises where necessary

Plus, also make sure that if an exercise in a full session video is too easy (or too hard) for you, then make sure you substitute in an exercise that is at your level.

 

Full Demo Circuit : Series #1 Session #1

This video Includes the Demos / instructions from above. It is a great way to learn the session without having to play each exercise video separately.

One set : 1 Min on : 30 seconds off

You set your challenge :  What level are you?

 

 

Use this link to go back to the club's mini-session home page.

 

 

 

 

If you want to do more....

If you want more exercises to do then either move to another session or go into the TFT technical resource library ( some links below), and work directly from one of the practical web-books. There is a huge amount to do within each web-book. [Note : The web-books below are topic based rather than session based.]

 

    

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