FOOTBALL DRILL GRAPHICS

Football drill infographics and training instruction illustrations

We’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 attacker’s explosive acceleration off the mark and dribbling speed.

2. Passing drill graphic: Pass the opposition off the park

Don’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 you’re trying to create two vs. one situations against a defender. It’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 United’s strength and conditioning coach, Mathew Monte-Colombo.

4. Fitness drill graphic: Stay sharp in the box

Make sure you’ve got the legs to finish when it matters most

The Drill: On the coach’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 ‘P.R.I.C.E’ guideline,†says physio Neil Mason, from Pulse Sports Therapy. “P.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. “A sports physio will undertake a thorough examination and set you up on an individual treatment plan which can include exercises and hands-on treatments,†explains Mason.

3 A scan will give us a look inside your body so we can see exactly what’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 Don’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:  Ben Welch, FourFourTwo magazine

Copyright: FourFourTwo / Acutegraphics.co.uk

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