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.

Who Participates?

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 (Spring 2014)

Where : Phillips Park – 11672 Rich Road, Loveland, OH 45140

When: April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9 & 16 (no rain dates)

Field Players
5:15-6:30 pm: BU12 Elite/Premier, GU12 Elite/Premier, BU13 Premier/Black, GU13 All Teams, BU14 Premier/Black, GU14 Premier/Black/White

6:30-7:45 pm: BU10 All Teams, GU10 All teams, BU11 All Teams, GU11 All Teams, BU12 Black/White

Goal Keepers
5:15-6:30 PM All Boys and Girls U13 and U14 teams plus HS age keepers that miss Tuesday GK training.
6:30-7:45 PM All Boys and Girls U10, U11 and U12 teams.

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

Field Players
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)

Goal Keepers
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.

August 31st
September 14th
September 28th
October 5th