Discipline trumps Motivation : Knowledge is Power : Get focused : Get inspired.

  • Task :  Deliberately learning : Take something from this video and consciously apply it to your day. Write down the thing that you thought stood out the most from the video. Did you catch the quote below when it occurred?

   

 

"When you no longer let discomfort have a say in any of your decisions,

the potential for what you can do with your life expands dramatically."

 

   

Note : The video ends at 6.47. After this, it is just an advert.

 

 

Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Online Advanced Session # 5

FFP : (1) Inside Switch Outside (2) Outside step Strike (3) fake strike Inside chop

Fundamental Game Functional Elements developed in this session :

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Thigh same Lace

Fundamentals of a weak foot strike

  •  Jump in [hold and squat]

Drag Back Vs

  • Same foot outside V
  • Switch foot outside V

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • DB 45º Open
  • DB top of the foot
  • DB Little toe

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

  • Inside Switch Outside
  • Outside step Strike
  • fake strike -> Inside chop

Fundamental Agility Patterns

  • Double Foot Jumps

Dealing with an Elevated ball Fundamentals

  • Thigh same foot 1/2 volley strike

Fundamentals for Decision Making

  • Head up decision beep test

Session Starts Here

TFT Online : Advanced Session # 5

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling patterns : Sequential and Directional Juggling

Pick the right level to maxmize the development of Dexterity (weight and precision) of touch.

Aim : beat your previous best. If you get to 20 touches then go up a level.

Thigh Same Lace

Possible Progressions : Pick 3 levels

 

 

What a warm up might look like:

 

 Pick 3 levels : [ Easy (warm up) : Medium (doable) : Hard (should be very hard to complete the challenge) ] and work through these. Have a 4th level ready (impossible for you) just in case you complete challenge 3.

Spend 5 minutes on this, then move on.

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental Juggling Patterns.

 

Exercise #2

Fundamentals of a weak foot top of the foot strike

Jump-in - hold - Super slow motion squat

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

Strike.png

 Does your strike look like this at this stage of the strike?

   

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Challenge Set

   

Recommend 1 set =  [15 sec Right : 15 Sec Left ] x 2

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 weak foot strike.

 

Exercise #3

Fundamental Foot Shapes

DB : 45º open (Out of the body)  : DB : Little toe (90º Out of the body)  : DB : Top of the Foot (Forward)

Progressions / Explanation

   

Recommend 1 set =  [15 sec Right : 15 Sec Left ] x 2

Rest = 30 seconds

Do 3 sets 

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

 

Level 1 : Hop

Focus on quality of technique

Level 2 : Head up

Ball at bottom of vision

Level 3 : Feel the ball

Close the eyes (BM) : Check/Scan (GF)

   

Exercise #3a

Ball mastery (BM) Challenge Set

BM : All about the interaction with the ball

   

Exercise #3b

Game functional (GF) Challenge Set

GF : Touches : Spaces : Steps : Check Scan

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental Foot Shapes.

 

Exercise #4

Drag Back Vs

Use Drag Back Vs in a Drag Back T exercise to develop FSSs

Develop foot flexibility, co-ordination  dexterity, balance and strength.

Same foot Outside V : Switch foot Outside V

Explanation

Exercise #4- version #1

 

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

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

 

Exercise #4 (Part 2) : Same foot Inside V : Same foot Outside V

Exercise #4a

Ball mastery (BM) Challenge Set

BM : All about the interaction with the ball

Exercise #4b

Game functional (GF) Challenge Set

GF : Touches : Spaces : Steps : Check Scan

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental Footwork Patterns

 

 

Video 2

Task : Watch the video : Which DBV does Busquets use most?

 

 

 

Exercise #5a : FFP : LBM

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Lateral ball Moving Exercise

Inside switch Outside step Strike

Progressions / Explanation

Challenge 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 #5b : FFP : DBU

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Ball Moving version : Drag Back U

Inside switch Outside step Strike

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Challenge Set

 

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

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

 

Level 1 :

Do the pattern smoothly.

Level 2 :

Head up after the outside touch and the strike.

Level 3:

Head up and scan left and right..

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental Footwork Patterns

 

Video #3

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside switch Outside step Strike

  • Task  : Watch this video to see this technique in context.
  • Task : Which clip most matches today's FFP exercise (#5).
  • Task : Which clip is the most different from today's FFP exercise (#5).

 

 

 

Exercise #5c : FFP : R&R

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Use a receive and release to develop FFPs.

Inside switch Outside step Strike

This exact pattern is very important to follow exactly,  as this will test your ability to co-ordinate your steps with your touch. If you shuffle , instead of step, then that is your brain instinctively correcting any touch issues that occurred during the execution the pattern. Where as the exercise is to not make any touch errors in the first place.

Explanation

 

 

Challenge Set

 

1 set  = 1 minute on : Rest = 30* seconds (stretch / drink etc) : Do 3 sets

[ * individualize this 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 : FFP : Rwb

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Use a running with the ball exercise to develop FFPs.

Inside switch Outside step Strike

Progressions / Explanation

Challenge Set

 

1 set  = 1 minute on : Rest = 30* seconds (stretch / drink etc) : Do 3 sets

[ * individualize this 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  Patterns : Strength and Agility

Double Foot Hops [Kanagroo jumps]

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Challenge Set

 

Hold a ball to get the arms in the right place. Elbows in. Arms not too rigid and not too relaxed.

1 set  = 20* seconds on : Rest - 20* seconds (stretch / drink etc) : Do 5 sets

[ * individualize this to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental Agility Patterns

 

Exercise #7

Movement after the pass : Movement into receiving the the ball.

Combine FAPs with FFPs.

You can use any 'on the ball' technique in this exercise, but the release needs to be a strike with movement off the strike,  and into the ball.

Explanation

 

 

Challenge set 

 

1 set  = 1 minute on : 30* seconds rest (stretch / drink etc) : Do 3 sets

[ * individualize this to suit your needs / capabilities].

 

Video #4

Dealing with an elevated ball in context.

Task 7 : Watch the video :

Task 7a :  How many attempts on goal involved dealing with an elevated ball?

Task 7b : Which most close match todays Juggling pattern and elevated ball exercise?

 

 

 

Exercise #8

Dealing with an elevated ball in context.

Agility combined with an elevated ball.

Hold Ball : Agility  :  Drop ball into :  A thigh touch into I/2 Volley strike : Catch ball : Agility

The agility is important to include as it helps recreate the moment in a game where you transition from off the ball to on the ball (and v v)  Usually in a game you will be moving dynamically before a touch, so recreating this is important.  If you are brave, try control the ball when it comes back and then strike it again. [Note: A partner can replace the rebound surface].

Explanation

Demo : With Agility

Demo : Without Agility

 

1 set  = 1 minute on : 30* seconds rest (stretch / drink etc) : Do 3 sets

[ * individualize this 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

Problem Solving

Ultimately playing the game is a problem solving exercise. 

Task 8 : Watch this video. Write down your answers as you go. See if you would have done what Iniesta did.

To test your individual game intelligence watch the video below.

What does Iniesta do in pressure problem Moment?

Problem #4

 

 This video is from this page in TFT resource Library.

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

 

Exercise #9

HUDBT

Head up Decision Beep test :

Change tech to match the time available :

  • At 5 seconds per picture, run around 3 cones or agility (touch 6 cones)
  • As the picture length decreases, go to 2 cones.
  • Then do 1 cone or
  • A control pass pattern.
  • Then maybe to a turn or
  • A simple drag back or
  • A Bounce pass,or
  • A fake only.

As you get down to 1 sec, the ball still needs to be touched (even if it is a tiny touch) between the beeps.

Every set should be a challenge. If you are waiting for the next beep : You have chosen the wrong technical challenge for the set.

EG: Go round 3 cones for a 5 sec pic. How many sets can you do until you need to drop down to 2 cones.......

In the HUDBT video below : Pic's first appear every 5 sec (set 1) : Each set gets progressively harder : Last set is 1 second per picture. The key is to match the technique / challenge to the time you have available, so that as the time gets shorter, you use a technique that can be done quicker.

The video below is the HUDBT. This is the video you need to play to do the : HUDBT

This weeks challenge  : Weak Foot (Mostly).

 

Weak foot only might look like this.

 

For more info visit the web-book devoted to developing Fundamental of decision making

   

 

Video #6

Learn to Play Center Mid | A Pro's Analysis of Busquets

Task : Watch this video :

Task : At what point in the video was 'counter movement' mentioned (although a different expression was used)?

 

Could you do a video like this about one of your games?

 

 

 

Task Answers : Your answers to all tasks should be written down using the task template form (above).

 

 

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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