Teaching a One Touch Mentality to Improve Player's Decision Making - Training Center Exclusive

Teaching a One Touch Mentality to Improve Player's Decision Making - Training Center Exclusive

To play the game successfully it is vital we keep possession of the ball.

The following presentation is ONE WAY to show how to teach players successful decision making, because the game is about the brain and mind and the thinking processes as much as the body, perhaps more so as the game gets faster and faster.

We have Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical and all will be a part of this presentation in terms of decision making, but it will all come down to the “SKILL FACTOR” in my opinion.

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Space Rondos Training a One Touch Mentality - Training Center Exclusive

Space Rondos Training a One Touch Mentality - Training Center Exclusive

A great drill for awareness on and off the ball. Passing and moving. Must be one touch and as fast as possible. This one is easy to do on and off the ball.

Objectives:

  1. First touch development

  2. Body positioning

  3. Anticipating situations in advance of the ball

  4. Finding space

  5. Movement OFF the ball

  6. Communication

  7. Mental and physical transitions

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Teaching a One Touch Mentality Thru the Three Team Awareness Possession Game - Training Center Exclusive

Teaching a One Touch Mentality Thru the Three Team Awareness Possession Game - Training Center Exclusive

This game and its many progressions are designed to get the most out of the thinking processes of the players. Many mental challenges to overcome and learn from.

We are working on awareness of where the player you receive from is and where the player you pass to is. Because of this players begin to anticipate the pass to them and where it is coming from. Also they must look to where it is going to (where is the player they are passing to?).

We are trying to create a situation where players are looking two moves ahead not just one.

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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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