The concept of rotating through pre-determined themes, which serves us well in the Skill Acquisition and Game Training phases, will not apply now. However, the basic structure of the ideal training session is almost identical to those in the Game Training phase:
Welcome/explanation: 5 minutes
Warm Up: 15-20 minutes
Positioning Games: 20 minutes
Game Training component: 25-30 minutes
Training Game: 20-25 minutes
Warm Down/wrap up 5-10 minutes
The differences are:
The session themes are based largely on recent match performance, with a view to improvement in the next match.
This requires from a coach the ability to properly analyse a game, define the ‘football problems’ and design sessions to improve the team’s ability to solve these football problems.
The Training Game can now be used as a Football Conditioning game.Football Conditioning Games are part of the Football Periodisation Model, developed by exercise physiologist Raymond Verheijen, which has been adopted by FFA.
Performance Phase Model Sessions (17+)
Training session guides for ages +17. Prepare teams for a competitive environment where winning has become the main aim. Train to focus on solving football problems, based on match analysis. Integrate FOOTBALL CONDITIONING as a key part of the program.
Click HERE for the Performance Phase Model Sessions.