Football drill infographics and training instruction illustrations
Weâ€™ve been lucky to created hundreds of infographics for FourFourTwo magazine over the past five years and would like to share some of passing drill graphics and training set-up diagrams we have created.
1. Shooting drill graphic: Beat your man like Messi
Emulate the Flea and leave the defender in your wake with this change of direction drill. This drill teaches players how to create space for a shot. It develops the attackerâ€™s explosive acceleration off the mark and dribbling speed.
2. Passing drill graphic: Pass the opposition off the park
Donâ€™t let the opposition suck you into a niggly game of kick and rush, with our guide to tiki-taka
This drill will help you during a game when youâ€™re trying to create two vs. one situations against a defender. Itâ€™s also great for finding the spare man.
3. Fitness drill graphic: Float your boat
Keep trim this summer with this swimming pool workout from West Ham Unitedâ€™s strength and conditioning coach, Mathew Monte-Colombo.
4. Fitness drill graphic: Stay sharp in the box
Make sure youâ€™ve got the legs to finish when it matters most
The Drill: On the coachâ€™s command the player sets off, darting between the slalom pole and portable mini-goal. He then sprints to the 6-yard-box. As he reaches the edge of the box the server plays a pass into his feet. The player has one touch to control and another to strike the ball into the opposing mini-goal. He then walks the length of the 6-yard-box, sprints to the perimeter of the 18-yard-box and zig-zags through the mini-goal and slalom pole and repeats the process in the opposite direction. Work for three minutes, rest of two. Repeat four times
5. Fitness drill graphic: Six steps to repair your body
1 As soon as you sustain an injury follow the â€˜P.R.I.C.Eâ€™ guideline,â€ says physio Neil Mason, from Pulse Sports Therapy. â€œP.R.I.C.E stands for protection, rest, ice and elevation. You need to do all these things to the effected area. This will help reduce pain and inflammation.â€
2 Time to seek the advice of a professional. â€œA sports physio will undertake a thorough examination and set you up on an individual treatment plan which can include exercises and hands-on treatments,â€ explains Mason.
3 A scan will give us a look inside your body so we can see exactly whatâ€™s wrong and then prescribe a rehabilitation programme.
4 Your treatment should first focus on restoring joint and muscle range of motion and muscle strength and endurance, then movement co-ordination.
5 The final phase of rehab is to undertake on-field training to restore movement patterns and football-specific skills. This should begin with a simple technical and movement skills through to an intensity and difficulty similar to training with the team.
6 Donâ€™t push yourself too hard at the beginning. Ease your way back in. Recovery is key. With the help of your physio devise a training programme that works for you.
Text: Â Ben Welch,Â FourFourTwo magazine
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