Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Series #1 :   [Partner based Session]

Session block 2 : Mini Session #1 of #3

Game functional footwork pattern in this session : Inside Switch Outside

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements in this Session

 Session Snapshot

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Sit down Juggles

Fundamental Weak Foot Strike

  • Step-in [Don't load]
  • Swap the point

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Foot locked Up (Bottom of the foot)
  • Foot turned in (Little toe touch)

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

  • Inside switch Outside 
  • Outside Step Inside
  • Inside step Inside

Fundamental Agility Pattern

  • Double Foot Jumps

Fundamental Elevated Ball

  • Top of the foot layoff [After a bounce]

 Games : Head up : Decision

  • 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.

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.

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

Series #1 : Session Block #2 : Session #1

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

Sit Down Juggles 

Juggling develops dexterity of touch and fundamental foot shapes.

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 sets.

Introduction Explanation

  • L1 : Catch Kick to partner  (locked foot)
  • L2 : 1 to self : 1 to partner
  • L3 : 2 to self : 1 to Partner

 

 

Exercise Challenge

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.

 

Exercise #2

 Weak foot Development : Top of the foot strike (Angled foot)

The step-in. Swap the point.

Introduction Explanation

Exercise Challenge

 

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

Establish a technical base

Fundamental Foot Shapes

[Part 1]

if necessary continue to work on the 'technical base' exercises from previous sessions.

If doing these exercises is not a problem, then doing these exercises is not necessary.

 

Exercise #3b

Fundamental Foot Shapes

[Part 2]

Drag back (foot locked up) into Little Toe (foot turned in)

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 Foot shapes.

 

 

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside Switch Outside

What it might look like in a game?

Patterns In Context

 

Exercise #4a.

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Part (1) : Ball Mastery

Inside Switch Outside

[into a 'step inside (chop) step Repeat]

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

 

Introduction Explanation

Exercise Challenge

 

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

Part 2 : Recieve & Release

Inside Switch Outside

into a release (Strike or pass)

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

 

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

Exercise Challenge

 

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 #5

Fundamental Agility Patterns

Double Foot (split feet) Jumps

Recommended set = 45 sec on : 15 sec rest

Introduction / Explanation

 

 

Exercise Challenge

 

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 : Agility and 'on the ball' technique 

Move into the ball : Deal with the ball (any technique) : Move away from the ball

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

 

Introduction Explanation

 

 

Exercise Challenge

 

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 #7

Dealing with an Elevated Ball.

Partner Throw - one bounce - Top of the foot Layoff

[Agility is optional]

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

 

Introduction Explanation

Exercise Challenge

 

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 #8 :

Game : Head Up : Decision

Find a game that requires Decision Making : A control touch, running with the ball and a release. 

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.

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 and then use on the ball technique to impliment your decision.

 

 

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 : 30 second rest).

 

 

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 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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