Individual Training vs Pick-Up Games

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Barcaelona10
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Individual Training vs Pick-Up Games

Post by Barcaelona10 » 12 Jul 2011, 19:53

I just wanted some opinions on this, what would be a better use of time individual training or pick-up games?

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Post by collin » 12 Jul 2011, 20:27

a good mix of both is best!

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Post by desire10 » 12 Jul 2011, 21:38

I debated this a while ago.

There are skills that can only be practiced and perfected alone. This I guess applies to any skills - dribbling, passing, shooting. Although you can do these in a game, I think it's best not to rely on just games to develop these aspects, as in a training environment, with cones, a wall, and of cause structure, you can get both more quality, and quantity.

But then playing pick-up games develops unteachable things like vision, composure, and decision-making.
a good mix of both is best!
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Post by collin » 13 Jul 2011, 01:34

exactly, if you only play pick-up, whats seperates you from the kids who play pick-up with you? nothing, u have to practice on your own

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Post by Greenstar » 13 Jul 2011, 09:36

For me, individual practice is to build up or increase your football ability, while pick-up game is to show or test your ability.

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Post by Met » 14 Jul 2011, 19:16

A mixture is best. Also depends on where your season is. For example, early preseason, you hardly have the stamina to be playing many pick up games or the touch. however closer to the season, you want to be playing more pick up games to get you match ready, considering the speed should be much quicker and have more touches on the ball, and much more movement needed, not much time etc.

If the pick up games don't tire you out much, either play more or try to increase the intensity, if you can't increase the intensity in your invidual training. Ideally, you should be more knackered playing for 60minutes than a 90 minute normal match.

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