The Three Team Awareness One Touch Game

The Three Team Awareness One Touch Game

Working with three teams (numbers depends on how many players you have, e.g. it can be 4 v 4 + 4 or 5 v 5 + 5 etc). Teams (1) and (2) work together to keep the ball from team (3). If team (3) regains possession the team who gave it away becomes the defenders. The defenders reward is they keep the ball and link with the other team.

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Awareness One Touch Theme Developmental Training: Incorporating Movement Off the Ball

Awareness One Touch Theme Developmental Training: Incorporating Movement Off the Ball

Players are generally all very good at playing using many touches; that is; dribbles, turns and running with the ball, that is more technical training / playing.  

But often not so good at one touch quick thinking and quick decision making training, that is more skill training / playing.

Hence why we must increasingly do this training with them.

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What Does One Touch Training Teach?

What Does One Touch Training Teach?

One Touch Training development is to train the MIND of the player. To teach the LOOK and THINK. One touch play FORCES the player to LOOK AROUND; observe ALL options, BEFORE they receive the ball otherwise they will be unsuccessful most of the time and too often get caught in possession.

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Soccer Awareness: Basic Principles of Development (One Touch Play)

Soccer Awareness: Basic Principles of Development (One Touch Play)

Linking foot preparation, body position and mental preparation to the technique involved in making a one touch pass leads us to a discussion on one touch play and its benefits.                     

One touch play teaches the value of being able to take your eye off the ball when keeping your eye on the ball can be a disadvantage.

To make this work, players need to have good teamwork and positional sense and therefore must work hard for each other.

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Why Do We Teach What We Teach?

Why Do We Teach What We Teach?

The Younger Ones: Developing TECHNIQUE; dribbles, turns, running with the ball; beating players in 1 v 1 confrontations; Individual Development is the Key.

9 Years and Older: Then next to develop their MIND AND THINKING and turn this into DECISION MAKING:

THIS IS THE SKILL FACTOR:

Soccer-awareness “One Touch” training developing its relationship with “movement off the ball” 

My personal views on the game are that there are two themes that are THE most important themes for players to learn to be good at and they actually COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER, One touch play developing the MIND; and Movement OFF the ball.

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