Soccer-Awareness “One-Touch-Training” developing its relationship with movements off the ball: The Continuums “Look and Think” Model of Development
This 102 pageeBookexploresonetouchtraining and movement off the ball and includes 90 pagesofdrillsthatyoucan do withyourteam. One Touch Training: TeachestheplayerWHENtoplayonetouch; and when NOT toplayonetouch. Weareteachingplayerstohave a ONE TOUCH MENTALITY. A One touchmentalityteachesplayerstorecognizethe best options; and thereforemakethe best DECISIONS; BEFORE and in ADVANCEofreceivingthe ball.
Movement OFF the ball:Thismentalityconditionsthemindofplayers OFF the ball toposition and movetohelptheplayerwhoisreceivingthe ball. Thismeanswewantplayerstoalways; ateverymoment; THINK: “I onlyhave One touch”; thereforethis will forceplayerstoalways do what I callthe “LOOK and THINK”beforetheyreceivethe ball to see severaloptions and pick out their best option, whichmayactually be to DRIBBLE!!
Whenyouusethesetrainingsessionsconsistentlyyou will see thedevelopmentofthatrelationshipbetweenhaving a ONE TOUCH mentality and Movement OFF the ball.
So in a nutshell:
LOOK (beforereceivingthe ball);
MOVE (find space off the ball basedonpositioningofteammates and opponents):
THINK (whatismy best option?):
EXECUTE (theDecision; ortheSKILLFactor).
Players are generally all very good at playing using many touches. Dribbles and turns and running with the ball, that is more technical training. But they are often not so good at one touch quick thinking and quick decision making training. That is more skill training.
HENCE WHY WE MUST INCREASINGLY DO THIS TRAINING WITH THEM.
For the ONE TOUCH AWARENESS training game with three teams that I want everyone to do each training session for 10 minutes; to ensure we improve the players quick thinking and decision making, as well as their awareness of how to get free OFF THE BALL, here are some more ideas with the same theme so you do not have to do the same game every training session. This will also ensure the players do not get bored with the repetition of it all.