Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

TFT Online : Advanced Session # 2

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Goal Setting

Equipment Required

 

Print out and complete these forms as you work through the session.

 

 

Video 1

Motivational Video : Knowledge is power

Task 1 : Watch the video and be inspired to be the best you can be.

Is there a quote in the video that will help you continue to strive to be the best player you can be?

 

If you don't fail : You're not even trying.

 

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements developed in this session :

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Running Juggling

Fundamentals of a weak foot strike

  • Jump in & hold & Squat
  • Balance and stability

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Inside (Forward)
  • Little toe (45)
  • Top of the foot (Forward)

Fundamental Footwork Patterns Pt 1

  • Same-foot inside V
  • Switch-foot inside V
  • Drag Turn

Fundamental Footwork Patterns Pt 2

  • Inside shuffle
  • Inside step Inside

Fundamental Agility Patterns

  • FAP#1 : Through laterally
  • FAP#2 : Jab in and out

Dealing with an Elevated ball Fundamentals

  • Inside Layoff (all varieties)

Decision Making Fundamentals 

  • Head up decision beep test :
  • Variation #2 : (use Insides as much as possible)

Session Starts Here

TFT Online : Advanced Online Session # 2

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling patterns

Running Juggles : Right step Right : Left step Left

Run Drop Catch Juggling techniques progress to continuous Juggling techniques

Pick the right levels and challenges to maximize the development of Dexterity (weight and precision) of touch.

The explanation video has 5 levels : Progress through each level until you find a challenging level : Spend 5 minutes on this, then move on.

 

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise

 

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.

 

Exercise #2

Fundamentals of a weak foot top of the foot strike

The Step -In / The Jump-In / Squat

Make sure you are making the right shape at the step-in stage of a strike.

Strike.png

Recreate this picture (body shape) when squatting.

 

Progressions / Explanation

Demo / Exercise

Demo / Exercise

 

Recommend 1 set =  60 sec on : 30 seconds rest :Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 :  Fundamentals of a Weak Foot Strike.

Task 2 : Watch the video : What have the goals got in common?

Messi barely uses his right foot, but when he does - it works.

 

 

Exercise #3

Fundamental Foot Shapes

New Pattern

Drag Back : Top of the foot (Forward)  : Inside (Forward) : Little toe (out 45º)

Level 1 : Hop

Focus on quality of technique

Level 2 : Head up

Ball at bottom of vision

L3 : Eyes Closed (BM) : Check Scan (GF)

Feel the ball

 

Exercise 3

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise set / Challenge

Ball Mastery Version

(hops throughout)

The ball mastery version is simply a difficult technical challenge, and a strength and conditioning exercise.

 

Game Functional Version

(steps throughout)

Taking steps in between each touch makes the exercise easier and more game functional.

 

Recommend 1 set =  [60 seconds on : 30 seconds rest ] : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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.

 

Exercise #4

Fundamental Foot Shapes / Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Use Drag Back Vs to develop FSSs and FFPs

Switch Foot Inside V : Drag turn (face ball) : Same Foot Inside V

Develop foot flexibility, co-ordination  dexterity, balance and strength using a Drab Back T exercise.

 

Level 1 : Quality

Can you glide?

Level 2 : Speed

How fast can you go?

Level 3 : Head up

Ball at bottom of vision

Level 4 : Scan / Check

Ball at bottom of vision

   

Progressions / Explanation

   

Demo / Exercise set / Challenge

Ball mastery Version

Aim: hop between all touches.

 

 

Game Functional Version

Add steps / shuffles between all touches.

 

Recommended:  1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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.​​​​​​​

 

 

Fundamental Footwork Patterns In Context

Inside Shuffle

Task 3 : Watch this video to see some examples of an inside shuffle

 

 

 

Exercise #5a

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside shuffle

Basic Ball moving : Lateral movement only.

 

Level 1 :

Do the pattern smoothly.

Level 2 :

Head up when not touching the ball

Level 3 :

Head up and scan left and right amap.

 

Move the ball using an inside across the body to the space on the other side of your body, and then shuffle to stay with ball.

 

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise

 

Recommended :1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 #5b

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside Shuffle

Drag Back U Exercise

Increase game functionality : [Lateral : Forward : Backward]

Inside (lateral) : Shuffle and switch : Inside (forward) : step :  Drag back : step : [Repeat]

 

Progressions / Explanation

Demo / Exercise

 

Recommended :1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 #5c

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Run with the ball Version

Inside shuffle (Inside step to turn around)

Version 1 (easy) :  2 touch : Inside step Inside (across to other side) then shuffle and switch to move to the other side

Version 2 (harder) : Only 1 touch per side

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

Demo  / Exercise : 1 set 

 

Recommended :1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 #5d

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Receive and Release Version 

Inside shuffle (Inside Pass)

Inside (lateral) : Shuffle and switch : Use the other Inside (other foot) to release the ball : Repeat

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

Demo  / Exercise : 1 set 

 

Recommended :1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 #6

Fundamental Agility Combinations

Combine FAP#1 and FAP#2

FAP#1 is an efficient way to move laterally to a new space

FAP#2 is an efficient way to change direction

Progressions / Explanation / Demo #1

 

 

Demo #2 / Exercise Example

 

Recommended :1 set =  20 minute : Rest = 20 seconds : Do 5 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

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 #7

Pass and Move

Movement into receiving the ball : Deal with the ball : Movement after the pass

You can use any 'on the ball' and release technique in this exercise, just make sure you vary how and where you move after the release.

EG : Using the same foot to release the ball : Pass move forward : Pass move backwards : Pass move left : Pass move right.

 

Explanation

 

 

Exercise : 1 set 

 

Recommended : 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.

 

Video #4

Dealing with an elevated ball in context.

Inside Layoff

Task 4 : Watch the video

to see examples of pros using an inside when dealing with an

elevated ball.

 

 

Exercise #8

Deal with an Elevated Ball.

Inside lay-off

Explanation

 

 

Challenge Demo Set

 

Recommended :1 set =  1 minute : Rest = 30 seconds : Do 3 sets 

[ *As always : Individualize the 'set' parameters to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing the Fundamentals of Dealing with an Elevated Ball

 

Video #5

Pressure Problems : What would you do?

Ultimately playing the game is a problem solving exercise and the problem is about the following:

Deal with the pressure problems whilst also looking to best improve the position of the ball. 

What does Iniesta do in pressure problem Moment?

Task 5 : Watch the video and solve the problem.

 

 This video is from this page in the TFT resource Library.

and click on these links to find out more about Pressure Problems and Points of Pressure.

 

 

Exercise #9

Components of Individual Game intelligence

Head up Decision Beep test 

This video does not have an introduction. If you need an explanation of how to use the HUDBT then go to this link.

This weeks variation : Inside Shuffle

Play this video to do the HUDBT.

 

 

What using an Inside shuffle only might look like :

 

 

 

 

Video #6

Understand the game a bit better.

Structure and tactics

Task 6 : Please take to the time to watch this video and think about whether aspects of this video could be applied to your teams style of play and to your play as an individual. Are there areas of your teams play that already matches aspects of this video. Are there any things / issues with aspects of this video which would not be suitable for your teams style of play, or your play as an individual.

 

 

 

 

Full Mini Session

Use the video below to run through the whole sessions in one go.  Each exercise set is one minute and there is a 30 second rest in between.

Make sure you have the session set up before you start otherwise you may not be ready to start the next exercise in time.

Pause the video if you want spend longer on an exercise.

 

 

 

 

If you want to do more....

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

 

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