Outdoor Training

Discuss your training routine and techniques you are practicing
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Outdoor Training

Post by collin » 27 Jul 2011, 02:40

I finally got an outdoor session video for you guys. This is just to give you some ideas on whats going on in my summer. Comments and Critiques are appreciated.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EDPZpatLeU

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Post by nick117 » 27 Jul 2011, 03:02

the one thing i did notice is that touch every step thing when you dribble slows you down a ton, it just looks awkward. that and your backword movement, you need to pick your heels up more

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Post by collin » 27 Jul 2011, 03:13

ye i feel ya, ive never really backpedaled alot and i suck very bad at it. About the touch every step thing, i can do this alot faster, and at alot greater speed, but the problem is for me to accomplish this i need atleast more than 25 yards of space, as you can see in the film i get the ball and the can is kind of close, so i dont have a ton of time to accelerate and keep the ball close. Ill try and get a video of me going full speed over a distance, and ill show you what i mean. Thanks though man

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Post by nick117 » 27 Jul 2011, 03:19

the problem is you won't put defenders on your heels if your not going fast as a left back i could have sat there waited for the cut and just stopped it. at least 1 big touch to get started it shouldn't take 50 yards to hit top speed.

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Post by collin » 27 Jul 2011, 03:27

i do take a little bit bigger touch to get started off, but i am not sure what you mean. When i am approaching the can i am keeping the ball as close to my foot as possible and trying to go as fast as i can, then i would make a move and accelerate out of it (which i do in some of them) Should that no be the goal of a drill such as this?

But, i think you are getting this mostly from my left foot dribbles, i am obviously not as good with my left foot dribbles, and i see what you mean. It seems as if on my left side that i didn't take a big touch to start, because i didn't. And i dont reach as high as a speed as i do with my right foot. But, on my left side if you notice the grass is longer and more cleaner, which allows the ball to get stuck under my feet a bit more, this could explain it, also that i did not take any warm-up runs. I can do much better speed dribbling with my left foot, which i will show you in time.

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Post by nick117 » 27 Jul 2011, 03:57

even 3 minutes in using your right it just looked awkward that first cut you did just begs for a defender to take it. i don't know some of it just didn't look convincing. though some of the drills did look good.

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Post by scottS4 » 27 Jul 2011, 04:00

man michigan grass sucks.

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Post by eddy192837 » 27 Jul 2011, 05:00

Touch is kinda awkward, your too stiff when dribbling.. Try to dribble more natural. Doesn't have to be touch every step all the time or else defenders will catch up with you in a second. And don't dribble so fast at the defender (garbage can) so fast. Dribble medium tempo at the defender, pull off a move and accelerate. And work on your shot

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Post by collin » 27 Jul 2011, 05:03

it is actually best if you dribble at a high tempo at the defender

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Post by eddy192837 » 27 Jul 2011, 05:28

You don't see Messi, Ronaldo, Walcott, Bale, etc. all going 100% at their defenders so no dribbling medium tempo then exploding to a side is the best when you dribble

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Post by nick117 » 27 Jul 2011, 05:47

a quick tempo that makes them move without being 100% so that you have a speed to accelerate to is generally the best idea. something like 75-80%

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Post by TheBrilliance » 27 Jul 2011, 07:01

Mate look at you out in the open!

Great stuff man you are an awesome player. How old are you? Youve got a great build for a footballer. Great agility and touch.

But man..you love your 'touch every step' thing. High tempo dribbling is great especially for a winger, but the body and ball need to be in unison..like they are connected.

You can do whay you like mate, but I suggest to try a looser dribble and see what happens.

The supposed awkwardness everyone is going on about though. This is not a bad thing. Dont let people say it needs to be changed. The style is you. Im a bit the same.

You remind me of Steve Mcmanaman and more so Aiden Mcgeady when you play. Check em out

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Post by desire10 » 27 Jul 2011, 07:08

Yes I agree that your dribbling looks a little awkward. The one touch every stride thing is good to do, but take longer, more productive strides would be better. I understand that you have limited space here, but i'd suggest you take a longer initial touch to knock the ball out of your feet, and accelerate better. Remember, you don't have to religiously take tiny touches, when you have more time on the ball, you can knock it on more, you will be able to sprint faster.

Your control between the cones is very good.

I'd work on your shot, it lacks power and the technique looks a tad unnatural, but I think it's good that both your feet are decent at shooting, so there's definitely potential.
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Post by nick117 » 27 Jul 2011, 07:41

^that's a point i forgot to mention your left is so much nicer than my left it's not funny. it's pretty crazy how even they are at shooting.

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Post by ah7 » 27 Jul 2011, 12:50

Yeah your left is great! What routine did you use to improve it? Im looking to improve mine within 2 months

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