Technical Football Tuition On-line Development Sessions

Series #1 :   [Partner based Session]

Session Block #1 : Session : #2

Inside shuffle Inside

 

 

Fundamental Game Functional Elements in this Session

 Session Snapshot

 

 

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

  •  Inside step Inside Juggling

Fundamental Foot Shapes

  • Foot locked out (Inside : 90º Open)
  • Foot locked up (Bottom of the foot)

Fundamental Footwork Pattern

  • Inside shuffle Inside
  • Inside step Inside

Fundamental Agility Pattern

  • Agility Pattern #2 : In [Step] Out (Jab step)

Fundamental Elevated Ball

  • Inside Layoffs on the full

 Games : Head up : Decision

  • Turns Game

 

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.

WARNING

Chase and embrace the enevitable failure of practice whilst always striving to improve to the degree that you don't make mistakes.....but if you get to this level, raise the bar so that you make mistakes again. Mistakes should be an integral part of each exercise. Without mistakes and a motivation to fix them no development will occur.

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 : On-line Session #2

 

Exercise #1

Fundamental Juggling Patterns

Juggling develops dexterity of touch and fundamental foot shapes.

Inside Step Juggles [Right Foot Only]

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 minutes.

Introduction Explanation

Progressions

  • L1 : Hold : Kick
  • L2 : 1 to self : Drop Kick Catch
  • L3 : The 1 to 12 process

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 #2a

Fundamental Foot Shapes

T-shape (open foot) Development : Dynamic stride through

If this exercise is not at the right developmental level for you, use the link below to choose an exercise level that is. 

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

 

Introduction / Explanation

L1 : Stride through

L2 : Stride through + Agility

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.

 

 

Exercise #2b

Fundamental Foot Shapes

Foot Locked Up

Introduction / Explanation

The hopping level

Introduction / Explanation : Part 2

Stripped back to the basics

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

 

Exercise 1

Tap 

Demo set + Progressions

Exercise 2

Roll Forward and back

Demo set + Progressions

Exercise 2

Roll In and Out

Demo set + Progressions

Possible Progressions

  • Level 1 : Balance
  • Level 2 : Hop
  • Level 3 : Hop with the Head up

 

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 shuffle Inside

What might an inside shuffle look like in a game?

Patterns In Context

 

 

Exercise #3a

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside shuffle Inside step Inside

Ball Mastery

Introduction / Explanation

What a set might look like.

 

 

Exercise #3b

Fundamental Footwork Patterns

Inside shuffle Inside Pass

Inside touch across the body : Shuffle : Inside Pass

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

 

Introduction / Explanation

What a set might look like.

 

An Inside shuffle* (into another touch) is a simple fundamental footwork pattern. But note, just because it is simple does not mean that it is easy to master. Players will need to spend a huge amount of time perfecting their touch to ensure this pattern works when they need it.

[Also Note : *A shuffle is any number of steps 'more than 1 step' after touching the ball.] 

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 #4

Fundamental Agility Patterns

FAP#1 [ In In Out Out Out ] :  AP#2  [In Out]

Recommended set = 20 sec on : 20 sec rest

Introduction Explanation

L1 : 1 hoop - side to side

L2 :  Change Angles of movement

What a set might look like.

 

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 #5

Combine Fundamental Agility Patterns with Fundamental Footwork Patterns

AP#1 & AP#2 & Inside [touch across the body] shuffle pass

Move into the ball : Deal with the ball : Move away from the ball

1 set = Do for 1 minute. 30 sec 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 #6

Dealing with an Elevated Ball

Inside Lay-off of an elevated ball

[Agility is optional]

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

 

Introduction / Explanation

L1 : Catch and drop

L2 : Throw and lay off

What a set might look like.

 

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 #7 : Head Up : Decision

Develop some fundamental technical Components of Playing the Game

Turns Game [ 2 player game]

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.

If you are using a partner (parent) who is not a player themselves then don't have to use a ball. 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.

 

 

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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