Skill

Skill

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At Tecnico Coaching, we believe that practice and excellent relevant coaching and feedback is what improves a player. Some players may be born with physical attributes – height, build etc. but technical attributes are learned and can be developed.

Players can learn the relevant skills by analysing footage of great players in action and breaking down the technique step by step. Tecnico Coaching have a range of footage of the current great players performing game related skills. We show the footage, demonstrate the technique and break down how it is performed. Once the players understand ‘how’ to perform the technique, the coaches at Tecnico Coaching ensure they are able to perform the techniques and skills at speed and with both feet – thus equipping them with tools to adapt to the changing situations within a game.

The Tecnico Coaching approach has the emphasis on skill and mastering of technique.

All of the Tecnico Coaching approach is linked and we believe to be a complete player, one must master all of the Key elements to develop oneself into a complete player.

Change of Direction/Speed

Change of Direction and Speed. It is one thing being able to dribble and run with the ball unopposed, it is another thing dribbling and running with the ball under pressure. This element ensures players are able to execute the dribbling and running with the ball technique unopposed, opposed, with both feet and at speed.

The players will learn how to change direction and speed without the ball, so as to lose opponents in game situations. Once players understand how to change direction and speed without the ball, they are able to practice and learn the technique with the ball.

Players will know the importance of:

    • Body position and stabilisation of body
    • Incorporating ball ability and ABC + S
    • Being on their toes in order to accelerate and change direction quickly
    • Adding disguise and ‘shock’ to lose an opponent
    • How to touch the ball – big or small touches?
    • Eyes up – able to see opponents, space, GK and teammates
    • End product

Moves to Beat and Defending an Opponent

Beating an Opponent and Defending an Opponent. This focus not only encourages players to be creative in attacking situations but it also encourages players to read opponents moves in order to win the ball back and retain possession.

Players will learn and experiment different ways to beat an opponent in 1 v 1 and small sided situations. Players will perform the techniques unopposed to practice and understand the technique. They will then move on to performing the techniques opposed, with both feet and at speed.

To be a complete player, one must be able to defend as well as attack. This focus encourages players to not only win the ball back and learn ways in which to tackle, but also keep possession of the ball once it has been won.

Once the ‘how’ has been mastered in this focus, players must understand the where and when. This will be learned through the players experiencing different, game related situations.

Players will know the importance of:

    • Being creative and experimenting
    • Incorporating ball ability and ABC + S
    • Incorporating Change of Direction and Speed
    • Executing the technique at speed and with both feet
    • Ensuring the first touch is good
    • Getting the body in the correct position when attacking and defending
    • Being able to win the ball back, protect and regain possession
    • Knowing when and where to perform the technique
    • End product

Passing

Passing the ball is one of the key skills to master. Good passing leads to increased possession and a greater chance of victory in a match, because without the ball, how can you expect to score a goal. Players will learn and practice different ways of passing that can work outside of the standard side foot pass.

Side Foot Short Pass: The easiest and most used pass in football. Every player must know how to do this properly.

Lofted Pass: A lofted pass is a pass made through the air. The ball is knocked into the air over your opposition and into the pass of your team-mates.

The Wall Pass: A wall pass is a quick pass to a team-mate, who then returns the ball to you with one touch as you run into space. Effective for beating defenders and catching your opponents off guard.

Through Ball: A through ball is a pass made into open space where a team-mate can run onto it. Great for beating defenders to create openings.

Switching Play: Playing a ball across the field into space for a team-mate to move onto it..

Passing a straight ball to a diagonal running team mate.

Passing a diagonal ball to a straight running team mate.

Play a short pass so that the receiver has to come to the ball and create space.

Play a long pass so that the receiver can turn and run into space to receive it.

Passing the ball to the feet of your team mate. Take it to the next level and practice passing to the correct foot of your team mate.

Passing the ball into the space in front of your team mate for them to run onto it.

All 3 stages of the method are just as important as the other. Without the HOW you are unable to move on to the WHERE. Without the WHERE, a player cannot move on to the WHEN. This all comes in the players decision making that they remember, “don’t just pass for the sake of it”

Often players can play “safe” and play a simple pass, a square pass, a back pass when a much more dangerous pass was available, again, this can be as a result of unfair criticism if the pass was unsuccessful. It is a fine balance between playing the simple, safe pass and achieving nothing except for keeping possession and being creative, being daring, being exciting and attempting a pass that is from another planet and maybe as a result winning the game!

So learn when and where to play the safe pass and when and where to go for the daring killer pass. If in doubt, keep it safe, but if you see an opportunity to go for it, GO FOR IT!

Players will enjoy receiving the ball, enjoy passing to a team mate, enjoy being involved in the game. The more touches you have on the ball, the more passes you complete in a game, the more you will enjoy the game and the more opportunities you will create.

Possession:

Players will learn the different ways a pass can be played. Coaching points and feedback will be detailed to ensure the technique is correct. Once a selection of passes have been mastered, players can experience possession play.

This focus encourages players to pass the ball quickly and move off the ball intelligently. It often involves one team having an overload (3 v 2 situation) to ensure the extra player moves in appropriate spaces to receive the ball or make space for teammates. It also encourages the team in possession to keep the ball and play short passes to move the opponents around – thus opening space to play the killer pass.

There are multiple goals. This not only ensures that players have the opportunity to score many goals but it also encourages the players to spread the play and move the defending team around.

This focus will have an emphasis on small sided games (no more than teams of 5). This will enable players to have lots of touches in tight situations. It also encourages players to look for space to receive the ball.

Once players have an understanding of Possession football, they can experience and be encouragesd to be creative and innovative by passing the ball behind the defending team for a teammate to receive the pass in an attacking situation.

Players will know the importance of:

    • Keeping possession of the ball
    • Protecting the ball
    • Incorporating core focus 1, 2 and 3
    • Moving off the ball to create space for self or teammate
    • Selection of pass
    • Technique of pass
    • Timing and weight of pass
    • Disguise
    • Where and when to perform the pass – gaining game related experiences

Aerial Control

Chest, Thigh, Feet, Angled Control

Player’s gain an understanding of control skills when receiving passes that is passed into them through the air and how they should complete each technique before they are exposed to opposition and placed in pressurised situations.

Turning with the Ball

Players will learn several different types of turning action that allows the player in possession to lose a closely marking defender, create vital space for themselves, change the direction of play. Once the basic technique has been mastered, it is important that players learn when and where to try out their turning techniques.

Small-sided games such as 2v2 where a server plays the ball into his team mate who must turn his attacker before playing it back into the server who now becomes the attacker can help before progressing onto normal sided games.

Heading

Players will be introduced to heading techniques and for successful learning it is necessary that basic practicing has been extensively practiced.

Heading techniques of defending and attacking will be practiced with the main focus in teaching young players the correct technique. It is the only way to make sure that the children and teenagers are becoming free of fear from heading.

Shooting/ Finishing:

Players love to score goals! This encourages players to use a variety of techniques to finish. All practices within this focus have been designed to incorporate many goals. This will help to enhance confidence and it will give the players an opportunity to ‘repeat’ the technique to maximise learning.

Players will learn a variety of ‘finishes’. They will understand the importance of selecting the correct finish for the specific situation.

Players will be able to finish unopposed so as to perfect the technique. They will then finish in opposed situations where a change of speed may be important. Players will also be encouraged to finish with both feet so they are ready for the changing situations within a game.

Players will know the importance of:

    • Scoring goals with different surfaces of the foot
    • Selecting the type of finish depending on the GK position
    • Incorporating core focus 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Movement off the ball to make space in and around the penalty area
    • Experimenting and being creative
    • Disguise
    • Using the best foot. The one most appropriate for the situation
    • Decision making – when to shoot – when to pass – Is someone in a better position?

Skill

At Tecnico Coaching, we believe that practice and excellent relevant coaching and feedback is what improves a player. Some players may be born with physical attributes – height, build etc. but technical attributes are learned and can be developed.

Players can learn the relevant skills by analysing footage of great players in action and breaking down the technique step by step. Tecnico Coaching have a range of footage of the current great players performing game related skills. We show the footage, demonstrate the technique and break down how it is performed. Once the players understand ‘how’ to perform the technique, the coaches at Tecnico Coaching ensure they are able to perform the techniques and skills at speed and with both feet – thus equipping them with tools to adapt to the changing situations within a game.

The Tecnico Coaching approach has the emphasis on skill and mastering of technique.

All of the Tecnico Coaching approach is linked and we believe to be a complete player, one must master all of the Key elements to develop oneself into a complete player.

“Everything is Practice”