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Example session


This is an example training from the VTON football method. Every session in the method has a concrete goal. The objective of this session is to improve the 1 against 1 situation. This trainingsession contains six exercises. An exercise form is displayed with a picture, animation of requirements and organization. There may be several icons under the exercise form.

This takes you to the supporting media, text and explanation of the organization on the pitch, explanation of technical skills and coach comments.

Below the trainingsession are several icons: Field organization, learning objectives and methodical steps.

Ball Control (The Toe Walk) (en-US,919)

Number of Players:


 1 - 14


Pitch Dimensions:
Length:  15 - 20 yds
Width:      5 -  8 yds


Easier:
Practice only strong foot.


More difficult:
Practice both feet.


Equipment:
Each player a ball
8 small cones

Organization:


Practice Ball Control.


  • Players practice The Toe Walk.


Coaching Points:

  • Walk forwards with the toes of your left and right foot alternately on the ball, zigzagging to the inside to tap the ball to the other foot.
  • Do not take an in-between step, and touch the ball with every step you take.
  • Practice up and down the area.
  • Bend your knees and walk on the ball of your feet.
  • Start slowly and do not play the ball too far in front of you.
Magic 7 (Basic drill) (en-US,626)

Number of Players: 

4 - 12

Pitch Dimensions:
Length: 10 - 16 yds
Width:   10 - 16 yds

Easier:
Increase the width/ length of the playing field.

More difficult:
Decrease the width/ length of playing field.

Equipment:
4 balls
7 small cones

Organization:

  • 4 players work in a zigzagshape between the cones.
  • 4 players practice the turns individually.
    Skill development: Players practice various hook and spin off turns with left & right foot:
    out - inside hook spin off, Step-over, drag & flick behind, drag-back, Zidane move.


Coaching Points:

  • Work in both directions/Left & right foot.
  • Distance to the ball.
  • Placement of none kicking foot.
  • After turn accelerate.
Create multiple stations according to the number of players you have.
Magic 7 (Variation #2) (en-US,628)

Number of Players: 

4 - 12

Pitch Dimensions:
Length: 10 - 16 yds
Width:   10 - 16 yds

Easier:
Increase the width/ length of the playing field.

More difficult:
Decrease the width/ length of playing field.

Equipment:
2 balls
7 small cones

Organization:

  • 4 players work in a diamond shape between the cones.
  • 2 players practice the turns. 2 other players act as passive defenders.
  • Change roles when de blue players arrive at the starting position they pass to the players in red.
  • Skill development: Players practice various hook and spin off turns with left & right foot:
    out - inside hook spin off, Step-over, drag & flick behind, drag-back, Zidane move

Coaching Points:

  • Work in both directions/Left & right foot.
  • Distance to the ball.
Create multiple stations according to the number of players you have.
1 vs. 1 with 4 small goals (with sprint) (en-US,339)

Number of Players:

6 - 11

Pitch Dimensions:
Length: 20 - 30 yds
Width:   10 - 15 yds

Easier:
Increase the width of the playing field.

More difficult:
Decrease the width of playing field.

Equipment:
4 balls
8 small cones
4 - 8 vests (two colors)
4 small goals (3 x 1 yds)
4 big cones

Rules:

  • On the coaches command, both players start sprinting around the small goals.
  • The player who makes it first to the ball becomes the attacker.

  • When the ball is out of play, next players are starting.
  • Resume play after a goal, corner kick.


How to score:

  • Both teams can score by passing or shooting the ball into either of the two small goals


Coaching Points:         
  • Keep the ball close to you, don`t move to close to the defender. 
  • Perform the trick on time, otherwise the defender will win the ball.
Hint: 12 - 14  players. Set up 2 stations
2 vs. 2 with 4 small goals (en-US,305)

Number of Players:


4 - 7

Pitch Dimensions:
Length: 15 - 20 yds
Width:   20 - 25 yds

Easier:
Increase the size of the playing field.

More difficult:
Decrease the width of playing field.

Equipment:
4 balls
6 small cones
4 - 8 vests (two colors)
4 small goals (3 x 1 yds)
4 big cones

Rules:

  • When the ball is out of play, resume play by dribbling/ passing in.
  • Resume play in the middle of own two goals after a goal, corner kick.
  • (possibility) of substitution after every goal, corner kick.


How to score:

  • Both teams can score by passing or shooting the ball into either of the two small goals.


Coaching Points:

  • Ball control and playmaking.
  • Exploit the width of the pitch.
  • Keep on making off the ball running actions, be active in the play.
Hint: 8 players, set up an extra station.
End game 4 vs. 4 (Small goals) (en-US,512)

Number of Players: 




Pitch Dimensions:
Length: 35 - 40 yds
Width:   15 - 20 yds

Easier:
Increase the size of the playing field.

More difficult:
Decrease the width of playing field.

Equipment:
4 balls
10 small cones
4 - 8 vests (two colors)

2 small goals (3 - 1 yds)

Rules:

  • When the ball is out of play, resume play by dribbling/ passing in. 
  • Resume play by the own goal after a goal, corner kick.


How to score:

  • Both teams can score by passing or shooting the ball into the small goal


After the exercises, players applying the types of exercises in the game. Let them play the game and only coach ' accompanying '. Do not stop the game too often. Give the players the space to show what they have learned. Observe to what extent they apply what they have learned in this more complex form and finish with a short debriefing.
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