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TFT Online : Advanced Session # 7

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Goal Setting

Strength and Conditioning

 

 

Video 1

Motivational Video : Knowledge is power

Task 1a.

Deliberately learning : Take something from this video and consciously apply it to your day.

What was your thing?

Task 1b.

Write down the quote / moment in the video that stood out the most for you, from the video.

The video simplifies the process alot but does gets the esence of the process across. If you really want to dig deep into the latest cutting edge thinking on neural plasticity the video below is really good....it just goes for over 2 hours and it is something to study, not just listen to.

This video is not part of this weeks session or tasks, but it contains an enormous amount of useful information for anyone wanting to get better at something. You just have to dig to find it.

 

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements developed in this session :

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Bounce Juggling (+ wall)

Fundamentals of a weak foot strike

  • Kiss the ball 

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Open 90 : open 45: Roll Across
  • DB Flick behind :  Alt DB Flick behind

Fundamental Agility Patterns

  • Single foot Land: Hop In : Hop Out

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

  • fake Outside switch Outside

Dealing with an Elevated ball Fundamentals

  • Chest - lay off

Decision Making Fundamentals 

  • Head up decision beep test :Variation #3 (Inc Turns)

Session Starts Here

TFT Online : Advanced Session # 7

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling patterns : Sequential Juggling

Bounce Juggles (inc wall)

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

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.

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

Make sure you are making the foot right shape at the point of contact.

- Foot shape on contact -

Heal in and high : Toes out and low

Include : Agility : Jump-in

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Weak foot contact.png

 

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo / Exercise

 

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. 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.

 

Exercise #3a

Fundamental Foot Shapes

New Pattern  : Open 90 : Open 45 : Roll Across & Switch

 

Level 1 : Hop

Focus on quality of technique

Level 2 : Head up

Ball at bottom of vision

Level 3 : Eyes Closed

Feel the ball

 

 

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo Exercise

 

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 #3b

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Use Drag Back Vs to develop a FSS.

DB Flick behind :  Switch Foot outside 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

Feel the ball

   

Progressions / Explanation

Ball Mastery : Demo / Exercise : 1 set 

Game Functional 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].

 

Video #2

Task 2 : Watch the video

Task 2a : How many times did Ronaldo ('el Fenomeno') do a Drag Back Flick Behind in this montage?

 

 

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 #4a

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Ball Moving version : Drag Back U

fake Outside switch Outside step Inside Step Drag Back 

* Go straight into an outside fake

 

Level 1 :

Do the pattern smoothly.

Level 2 :

Head up after the Outside across touch

Level 3:

Head up and scan left and right amap.

 

 

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 #4b

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Run with the Ball Version

fake Outside switch Outside step Strike

* Use an Inside step Outside to set up the fake

 

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 #4c

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Receive and release version

fake Outside switch Outside step Release

* Use an Inside switch outside to set up the fake.

 

It is very important to follow the pattern 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 of the pattern. The challenge tests your ability to not make touch errors .

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.

 

 

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

fake Outside switch outside

Task 3a : We call a basic fake outside a roller skate. Why?

Task 3b : Watch the Ronaldo Video again

Task 3c :  Find a moment where a 'Roller skate' was used?

Task 3d : What other types of fake 'outsides' did Ronaldo use way more than the roller skate?

Task 3e : What factors lead to him deciding which type of fake to use?

Task 3f : How did he set up the fake?

 

Exercise #5

Fundamental Agility Combinations

Single leg Jump : hop in : Hop Out : switch

Progressions / Explanation

 

 

Demo  / Exercise : 1 set 

 

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 #6

Combine FAPs with FFPs : 

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

Call the 'the pass and Jab' exercise.

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

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.

Chest Control

Task 4 : Watch the video on the left

Task 4a :: Close your eyes and imagine yourself doing this. Can you imagine it? Does it feel right? Could do it a game if necessary ?

Task 4b : Now watch the video on the right. Can you imagine doing this successfully?

 

 

Exercise #7

Deal with an elevated ball.

Develop the ability to use the CHEST to control the ball and the lay the ball off.

The agility is optional but is important to include if possible 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 to control the ball when it comes back and then strike it again. [Note: A partner can replace the rebound surface].

 

Explanation

 

 

Demo : Without Agility

 

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

Problem Solving

Ultimately playing the game is a problem solving exercise. 

Task 5 : Watch this video.

Task 5a : 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 #5

 

 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 #8

Components of Individual Game intelligence

Head up Decision Beep test : Variation 3

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  :

TURNS

 You must be outside the grid (rectangle) before you are allowed to turn.

Play this video to do the HUDBT.

 

 

Video #6

Understand the game a bit better.

Task 6 : Watch this video again :

Task 6a  :  What could the defensive line have done differently to prevent this goal?

Task 6b  :  What did the forward do to exploit poor defending?

 

 

Task 7 : Watch this video to get insights into how to be a better attacking full back.

 

 

Task Answers :

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

 

 

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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