This exercise is what the Barcelona thinking model of passing and movement is built on. Players start at 7 years old and use it right thru the ages; and even at senior level it is a staple practice for the players.Read More
Rondos are a great way to prepare players for the game situations and especially the fast decision making needed within the game. Though the foundation of the basic rondo stays the same, it can be made more difficult or easier by the number of touches players are allowed for example so it benefits ALL players who practice with them.Read More
Two balls going at once. 1 touch if possible otherwise two touches maximum to keep the timing going. Players don’t rotate positions. Repeats every 5th pass. Coordinated movements and rhythm between groups.Read More
This Rondo is perfect for a starting point on rotation and movement in front of opponents defense. Teams may work out that we are good at playing penetrating passes and making great runs in behind them so the way to try to stop this is to defend deep.
If they defend deep we need a tactical solution to counter this. This presentation gives you ideas on how to do this and play initially IN-FRONT of the opponents back four.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona are very good at this, both motivated and taught by Pep Guardiola.Read More
Passing and movement warm up for quick looking and thinking. Various movements to develop decision making with several progressions. An Introduction to all the basics of the thinking process and how it relates to decision making and movement.Read More
A rondo for example isn't just 4 players playing keep away from a single player and a bit of fun (though they Are fun), what you get out of a rondo is the following:
- Soccer Awareness: Assessing options BEFORE receiving the ball
- Agility and balance
- Body position,