During the training session the requisite conditions are created for achieving one or more objectives. Its contents and their order of execution depends on the level of the players, the period of execution and its goals.
Designing a training session is directly dependent on the match / training status of the players, the period running and the goals we want to achieve.
A typical training session has the following sequence
• exercises which require high neuromuscular synergy
• exercises that activate the metabolic process
Clearly the tactical routine must precede the training of fitness if the goal is twofold. The brain assimilates the regular guidelines when not in a fatigue state and the players can perform more precisely the instructions of the coach. Accordingly if we aim at training, fitness and specific tactics together at the same session (tactics closely linked to the upcoming match on short time), we want the maximum memorization and execution of the new elements we want to give to the team.
But what if we diagnose problems in concentration and following of the coach's instruction at the last minutes of a match?
Try designing training session drills where the emphasis is more on the physical state at the beginning of training followed by specific tactics at the end, letting the player execute tactical instructions under fatigue state. In this way there is a simulation in situations of a match where you diagnose the problem. The player will gradually adapt.
Besides the best training is the is one that meets the needs of a match...
If you decide to give more than two days off to your team then the gradual reintegration will definitely need to concerne you. Most players will change their life style these days and detraining effects will make visible the signs of the natural functioning of the body. As their coaches you should protect the players by putting them gradually in a prior state of training with the greatest possible safety, accelerating their reintegration rate. One of the ways is described below.
Start with 10 minutes running at low intensity around the pitch with a gradually adaptation of the cardiovascular system while at the same time increases the body temperature. Continue with 5 'joint mobility exercises while preparing the musculare-tendon tissue.
Divide the group into 4 groups and successively perform the four exercises in Figure 1.
The first part of each exercise includes
a) hip flexibility (presented tightness after many days off)
b) followed by jogging at a low pace (aerobic mechanism activation)
c) then a coordination and agility exercise (neuromuscular activation needed after days of inactivity) and
d) acceleration to return to the start (controlled aerobic-anaerobic mechanism activation).
Execute 1 - 4 sets of 2 laps ( 4 exercises = 1 lap) with 1'-2' stop between them.
Continue with 1-2 sets of foottennis bringing players into contact with the ball (imperative necessity after several days of inactivity) training their technique in a safe and enjoying form.
At the end use static stretching for about 10 ' bringing muscle flexibility at earlier levels.