Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Series #1 :   [Partner based Session]

Session block 2 : Mini Session #3 of #3

Fundamental Footwork Pattern : fake Outside switch Outside

 

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements in this Session

 Session Snapshot

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  • Top of the foot Juggles (L R)

Fundamental Weak Foot Strike

  • Foot shape on contact.

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Foot locked Up (bottom of the foot-  drag)
  • Foot locked down (top of the foot - strike)
  • Foot locked out (open foot - inside touch)
  • Foot turned in (little toe)

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

  • Inside step Outside
  • fake Outside switch Outside 
  • Outside Step pass

Fundamental Agility Pattern

  • Single Foot Jumps
  • 2x hops

Fundamental Elevated Ball

  • Full Volley : Top of the foot layoff

 Games : Head up : Decision

  • Find the space : Hit the Strike

 

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.

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

Series #1 : Session Block #2 : Session #3

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling patterns 

Top of the Foot Juggles

Recommended set : 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 : Drop : Catch : Kick
  • L2 : Single perfect Juggles
  • L3 : Work through 1 to 12
  • L4 : 20 +

 

 

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)

Foot shape on contact

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 #3

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Establish a technical base

if the following exercises are still difficult to do well, then continue to work on the 'technical base' exercises from previous sessions.

Drag back (foot locked up) into 'Top of the Foot' Shape (foot locked down)

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

 

Introduction / Explanation

  • L1 : Hold on / No ball
  • L2 : Hold on / Ball
  • L3 : Balance / No ball
  • L4 : Balance / Ball
  • L5 : Hop / No Ball
  • L6 : Hop / Ball

   

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 Foot shapes.

 

 

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

 fake Outside switch Outside

What might this pattern look like in a game?

Patterns In Context

 

Exercise #4a.

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

Part (1) : Ball Mastery

fake Outside switch Outside

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 Pattern

Part 2 : Recieve & Release

fake Outside switch Outside

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

Single Foot Jumps + 2 hops 

Recommended set = 20 sec on : 20 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

Strength & Agility and 'on the ball' technique 

Use E#4 and E#5 above to : Move into the ball : Deal with the ball  : 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 - 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. 

Create the space : Hit the pass

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).

 

 

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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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