During this FCE symposium coaches will get an introduction to three topics: Football Technique Training, Individual Training and Youth Academy Periodisation.
10:00 – 11:00am: Football Technique Training
Based on the objective analysis of the game, it shows that football technique is the execution of a decision that can only be trained in football situations in which players have to make a decision. In an isolated training situation without opponents a player does not have to make a decision. In that case, the player is not practicing the execution of a decision but just the execution of a technique. In other words, he is not developing football technique. Despite the above philosophical analysis of the game, all around the world there are football coaches who stick to isolated technique training based on their subjective opinion. They believe that children have to start with isolated technique training before they can do more complex football training. Based on the above objective analysis of football during this presentation the subjective status quo will be broken. Players should develop football technique in football situations because football technique means the execution of a decision. And for those players who struggle even in the most simplified football situations, isolated technique training is the perfect exception on the rule.
11:00 – 11:30am: Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30pm: Individual Training
In football, the communication between players is of the highest order. This verbal and non-verbal communication is trained in tactical training sessions. In such tactical training the coach teaches his players how they should work together. This tactical reference tells players WHAT they are supposed to do when attacking, defending and transitioning. However, any tactical WHAT can be executed in many different ways. This so-called HOW is the decision making of an individual player.
For example, if the team tactical reference is ‘disturbing the build-up of the opponent horizontally’ it means that players have to shift from left to right or from right to left. This is WHAT players are supposed to do. But HOW each player shifts horizontally can not be determined in advance by the coach because football is not a game of robots. The HOW of football actions in terms of position, moment, direct and speed is the responsibility of the player. It is the decision making and the execution of decisions by individual players within the team tactical reference.
The training of the decision making (game insight) and execution of decisions (football technique) by individual players is something else than developing the communication between players (tactics) but it still does take place within the context of team tactical training. In other words, it is the individual training within team training.
12:30 – 01:00pm: Coffee break
01:00 – 02:00pm: Youth Academy Periodisation
In this presentation, Raymond Verheijen and the coaches will discuss the specific external factors youth coaches are facing in Greece like the climate, training pitch size, players participating in other sports, school football, etc. Within the context of those specific circumstances, the coaches will learn how to apply the principles of football periodisation. Also, coaches will be educated about how to anticipate on more general external factors like the growth spurt, tournaments, etc.
Helexpo – Thessaloniki International Fair – Emilios Riadis Hall
Register here or call the following number: 2310629319