collin wrote:hey guys, this has probably been somewhere on here before, but what do you prefer in a training session, more drills with less time, or less drills with more time. Recently, i have just started doing more drills with less time. I use a stopwatch.
So pretty much i am doing 3x as many drills as i normally do, (about 8 drills in 40 minutes) but i only do them for say 5 minutes. One thing i have noticed in my training sessions is they are alot more intense.
For some mental reason i get myself into this state like "ok its only 5 minutes so go all out and go intense as possible", and before, when i would do 1 drill for say 20 minutes, i felt like i would get almost bored? maybe thats not the right word but close to it. I know there are alot of different views on this, i know alot of people say repetition is key, but i have heard other people on this forum for example panchester, stress the important of an intense 110% training session. What do you guys think?
Firstly, thank you for posting this. Personally, I would normally concentrate on one drill for say 20 minutes. Based on experience, focusing on one drill allows the player to master a particular skill. So, for example, if the player is weak on kicking a long ball with his left foot. Then he should work on it for hours.
Secondly, the high intensity with various drills allows a football player to explore into new skills. This gives him or her some new diversity.
An opinion, first do the second option to explore and identify one's weaknesses let's say, his left foot.
Then, apply it into the first option which is to practice on that drill exclusively until reasonably master the drill before moving on to others.
Practice and hopefully the fruits will come.