The basics of modern soccer training and drills

In soccer training or any sport, the coach must take into account the needs of his group, the right equipment and the required development; Which are the basics for the correct preparation for the exercise. Also considering the capabilities of his team, and how much experience he has as a trainer; Then he can proceed to the proper planning of the soccer training sessions; Either long-term or short-term planning to develop the skills and capabilities of the team or group.

Therefore, three important points to work on have to be considered and thought about:

1. The largest possible time of possession or contact with the ball by the player: handling and possession.

2. Diversifying the effort or intensity of the play during the training session, somewhat similar to the real match.

3. The technical skills must be developed by the player during the training session; And the player’s ability to implement them in a real match.

The training session should start with a warm-up that extends from 10 to 15 minutes, mostly stretching. It is desirable that the warm-up process for the team includes the development of the player’s individual technical ability; It is so, in order for the player to benefit from both (warming up and developing technical ability). The trainer also has to think carefully by gradual warm-up, from easy to more difficult.

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Player possession of the ball during the training session

In soccer training, the possession of the ball during the training session is considered a given. The football player should touch the ball as much as possible. This task falls on the shoulders of the trainer through organizing adequate drills. Playing small teams (2 against 2) or (3 against 3) is the appropriate way for this good and positive thinking. And the trainer is responsible for that because he leads that concept; Especially for young beginners in the world of football.

Intensity and effort during the training unit

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The degree of intensity and effort defines how much you work during the training session.

During the exercise, the trainer should think mainly about what intensity and effort he can implement in the training session, and then he has to diversify these two types of work. And not to make the training session the same in terms of intensity, and this is a big mistake that the coachs make if they follow this approach, because this diversification in intensity and effort will benefit the players during official matches, since we all know that football matches are diverse in terms of effort and intensity in different periods and if we compare them to training.

We can force the players a little to run without the ball; This is very useful for the fitness of the soccer player, especially if you as a coach know that your players lack endurance and you have to work on it in one way or another by increasing the effort and intensity during training with the ball or without the ball .

Here, we must mention, for example, technical exercises that are appropriate as a relative alternative to exercises of intensity and low effort, because these exercises usually focus on technical exercises and the extent of their proficiency and development. Low intensity and effort, and this is what we can call the practical experience of the trainer, is an exercise similar to the official matches, so the intensity and effort in the training session must be taken into account in its implementation with the help of the result of the heartbeat. The intensity do not mean a large increase in the number of heartbeats; Because it is considered a dangerous logic that pulls the player to stress only.

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