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 (Spring 2015)
Where : Phillips Park – 11672 Rich Road, Loveland, OH 45140
When: Fridays – April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15 (no rain dates)
5:15-6:30 pm: BU12 Elite/Premier/Black, GU12 Elite/Premier, BU13 Premier/Black, GU13 Elite, BU14 Premier/Black, GU14 Premier/Black (12 teams)
6:30-7:45 pm: BU10 Elite/Premier/Black/White/Orange, GU10 Elite/Premier, BU11 Elite/Premier/Black/White, GU11 Elite/Premier/Black. (14 teams)
5:15-6:30 PM All Boys and Girls U12 Elite, U13 and U14 teams
6:30-7:45 PM All Boys and Girls U10, U11 and U12 P, B & W teams.