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He who says he can : And he who says he can't : Are both usually right.

Limits like fears, are often just an illusion.

 

 

 

 

Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Advanced Online Session # 3

Fundamental Footwork Pattern developed in this session : 

Inside step [Inside Pass]

 

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements developed in this session :

Session Snapshot

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

Develop touch & foot dexterity :

Sequential Juggling.

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Develop foot flexibility, dexterity and strength.

45º Open foot : Little toe : 135º Open foot.

Fundamental Agility Patterns

AP #1 : AP #2 : AP#3

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside step [Inside Pass]

Dealing with an Elevated ball Fundamentals

Elevated Ball : 1/2 Volley control

(remove the bounce)

Fundamentals for Decision Making

Head up decision beep test

 

 

Go to this link to get more details on the following : 

How to use this page

Goal Setting

Equipment Required

 

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

Advanced Online Session # 3

Fundamental Footwork Pattern: Inside step [Inside Pass]

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling patterns : Sequential Pattern

Aim : Beat your previous best until you get to 50 juggles without breaking the pattern. Then find a new challenge.

 Find a challenging level : Spend 5 minutes on this, then move on.

If these are too hard, break them down into simpler patterns or use a 'catch drop kick catch' method.

Inside Inside Outside : Alternate Sides

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

Foot shape on Contact : Kiss the ball

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

Heal in and high : Toes out and low : Include : Agility : Jump-in

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Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise

 

Recommend 1 set =  1 min 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 : How influential is Messi's weak foot?

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

 

 

Exercise #3

Fundamental Foot Shapes

4 pattern Sequence : [15 sec on right foot : 15 sec on Left foot ] (x2) = 1 set

Drag Back into : [ Inside in ] DB [ Little toe ] DB [ Inside out ] DB [ Little Toe ]

Level 1 : Hop

Focus on quality of technique

Level 2 : Head up

Ball at bottom of vision

L3 Ball Mastery : Eyes Closed

Feel the ball

L3 Game functional : Check Scan

Look left and right

 

 

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise

Exercise #3a

Ball Mastery Version

(hops throughout)

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

 

 

Exercise #3b

More 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 the following exercise to develop strength and conditioning (ball mastery), FSSs , FFPs *Drag Back Vs) and Turns.

Same Foot Inside V : Same Foot Outside V : Inside step Inside Turn x 2

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

Look left and right

   

Progressions / Explanation

   

Exercise #4a

Ball mastery Version

Demo / Exercise set / Challenge

 

 

Exercise #4b

Game Functional Version

Demo / Exercise set / Challenge

 

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 Step [touch]

The ability to execute touch step touch technique, at greater and greater speeds whilst keeping the head up, is critical at higher and higher levels of the game. Watch the following video and see if you can see where an [Inside step Touch] pattern occurs. Note this basic pattern can occur in a huge variety of different football moments and can be improvised upon in a lot of different ways.

 

Exercise #5a

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside step (touch)

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 step (touch)

Drag Back U Exercise

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

Receive and Release Version 

Inside step (Inside Pass)

Introduction / Explanation

Or a simpler version

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

Run with the ball Version

Inside step (touch)

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 : FAP #2 : FAP#3

Choose one of the following based on your ability to combine agility patterns

Progressions / Explanation / Demo #1

Demo / Exercise set / Challenge

Demo #3 / 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 an 'Inside step Inside pass' 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 : Then move around. jabbing into each hoop : then switch feet.

 

Explanation

 

 

Exercise : 1 set 

 

Recommended : Do as many sets (or duration) 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.

Watch the video and identify the techniques used to deal with an elevated ball?

Then ask yourself : Are you developing each of these methods (at a basic level) in some way?

 

 

Exercise #8

Dealing with an elevated ball.

1/2 Volley Inside release to keep the ball on the floor

Left Foot 1/2 Volley

Right Foot 1/2 Volley

 

Recommended :1 set =  3 mins - getting as much variety as you can in the way you get to the 1/2 volley release.

 

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

 

 

Video #5

Problem Solving

Ultimately playing the game is a problem solving exercise. 

To test your individual game intelligence watch the video below and then try the Head Up Decision Beep Test.

What does Iniesta do in pressure problem Moment? Problem #2

 

 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 step (touch) predominantly

Play this video to do the HUDBT.

 

 

What using an Inside step (mostly) might look like :

 

 

Tactics : Understand the Game

Please take the time to watch this video and think about whether aspects of this video could be applied to our play as a team, and to your play as an individual. Are there areas of our play that already match aspects of this video. Are there any aspects of this video which would not be suitable for our play as a team, or your play as an individual.

This is not part of the online session, but it is part of weekly training and development process we are currently undertaking. It is not optional and it is expected that you take the time to watch it and  more importantly study it.

 

 

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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