Technical Conditioning With a Ball

Today’s article is from Dr. Mouwafak Majeed Mola of the Aspire Academy, Qatar.

Players distribute as in the figure and each group met a second group with a ball and separates by a distance of 10-20 yards according to the age and efficiency of the players.

1st activity:

1-Player1 passes to player2 and sprint the middle distance(75% effort) To end up behind the other group.

2- Player 2 receives the ball behind the line and executes fast dribble all the way to the other side leaving the ball on the line and join the new group

3- Players continuous this technical- physical work for 3 minutes only then they have 1 minutes rest

2nd activity

1-Plaer 1 dribble to the mark and pass to player 2 then sprint the rest distance(80% effort) To end up behind the other group

2- Player 2 receives the ball behind the line and does the same work in the other direction

3- Players continuous this technical- physical work for 3 minutes only then they have 1 minutes rest

3rd activity

1-     Player1dribble to the mark and passes to player 2 then turns and sprint back(90% effort) To end up behind his group

2-     Player 2 receive the ball behind the line and does the same work at the opposite direction

3-     Players continuous this technical- physical work for 3 minutes only then they have 1 minutes rest

4th activity

1-Player1 executes a chip ball to player2 and move to the side of the mark to receive the ball and to pass it back to player 2 then sprint(95% effort) To end up behind the other group

2-Player 2 receive the ball behind the line and does the same work at the opposite direction

3- Players continuous this technical- physical work for 3 minutes only then they have 1 minutes rest

5th activity

1-     Player 1 passes to player 2 and performs 1V1 situation

2-     Player 2 attack player to beat player 1 to score on his line& player1 try to stop and to regain the ball possession to attack player 2 line

3-     Players continuous this technical- physical work for 3 minutes only then they have 1 minutes rest

Final activity:

1-     Two team of 9 players each plays 9V9 in the same field(40×60) yards  with 3 small goals(2 yards wide) in the central area.

2-     Players with the ball allows to score in the three goal from both direction

3-     This game executes with 2 condition the 1st is to play with no more than two touch in the outside areas and the 2nd is to play free in the central area

4-     30 minutes is enough to get the full benefits of this game

Coaching points

  • Positive attitude
  • Good 1st touch
  • Passing accuracy& timing
  • Head Up assess situation
  • Early decisions
  • communication
  • Good sprinting execution

Good luck

Dr. Mouwafak Majeed Mola – Technical consultant – Aspire Academy – Qatar

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2 Responses to “Technical Conditioning With a Ball”

  1. dennis hillyard says:

    Very interestig article and as a former player and a coach for more than thirty years I have long held the view that certainly at the grass root level far too many coaches appear to be developing athletes rather than soccer players.
    WHY? Warm Up, fitness training etc, where the kids NEVER see a soccer ball.
    If for example the coach has one weekly practice session consisting of one hour then why on earth WASTE 10 – 15minutes having the kids run round and roud the pitch and not a ball in sight ? Even in this example then who not let each kid run with a ball ?

  2. bernard oparanozie says:

    excellent drill,

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