Training requires inspiration and animation. These inner driving forces determine both how fast a player develops and what level he reaches. Optimal use must therefore be made of the vitality of the young and they must be given a sufficient taste of success so that they become involved heart and soul. Technically creative action gives any footballer a wonderful feeling and is highly stimulating.
In the initial phase training should be technical. Players must learn as many Basic Moves as possible. It will enable him to:
Push the ball with:
Stop the ball with:
Step on the ball with:
Step over the ball:
Drag the ball:
Roll the ball with:
These entire movement player must train to do with both legs.
Successful players can combine Basic Moves and create actions which will give them benefit, advantage and win in the end.
The best exercises for ball and body feeling are juggling exercises. Ball juggling exercises can be trained with all body parts which are relevant, important and involved in football game:
Juggling should be introduced to players at a young age. It can start with simple juggling for the lowest age group and moving on to more complex exercises for the older age groups. In view of our National Skills Test, we have categorized juggling into six levels to prepare the respective age groups.
They are as follows:
|Under 10||2||Any part of the body (non-sequential)|
|Under 12||3||Foot/thigh (one touch each time) Thigh/head (one touch each time)|
|Under 14||4||Instep/inside of the foot (one touch each time) Inside/outside of the foot (one touch each time)|
|Under 16||5||Instep/thigh/head/thigh (one touch each time)|