What is Functional Training?
Training for a specific position or area of the field (like forwards, outside midfield, etc)
Technical Functional Training is specific to a position or role of a player. It takes place in the area of the field where the player is positioned and the technique to be trained is predetermined. Maximum repetition of the technical skill is provided in the activity, while increasing pressure to make it more like the game, at optimal time of success.
Tactical Functional Training is specific to a role or position. This training takes place in the area of the field where the player operates. The player will determine which skill is necessary to solve the demands of the game as dictated by the game. Decision-making is the essence of this method of training.
Technical/Tactical Functional Training is the isolation of specific technique(s) in a tactical situation. The practice should be organized to create repetitions to allow the players technical ability to be trained in a tactical situation. It involves both the technique and the decision made to meet the demand of the game. All functional training sessions will meet the need of the players in attendance. Sessions will be conducted for each of the following positions; strikers, outside midfielders, central midfielders, center backs and outside backs.
Functional training is currently for the U10-U14 ages at all levels. This training is set up to be a teams third training night and is included in the club fees.
Schedule (Fall 2013)
Where: Phillips Park- 11672 Rich Road, Loveland, OH 45140
When: Friday nights – August 23, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Time: 5:15PM – 6:30PM
(BU12 E&P, BU13 E&P&Blk, BU14 E&P&Blk, GU13 E&P&Blk, GU14 E&P&Blk&Wht)
Time: 6:45PM – 7:45PM
(BU10 E&P&Blk&Wht, BU11 E&P&Blk&Wht, BU12 Blk&Wht, GU10 E&P&Blk&Wht, GU11 E&P, GU12 E&P)
5:15p — 6:30p Boys & Girls u12, u13 & u14
6:30p — 7:45p Boys & Girls u10 & u11
We will be having special keeper sessions for our Boys & Girls u8/u9 Saturday Mornings (9:30-10:45a). Location will be announced at a later date.