Technica X-Factor

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A football player's ability to control the ball in small areas is a must-have skill in modern football. This exercise aims at improving the players' fine motor skills in cuts, turns, dribbles, and feints. The exercise "Technica X-factor" is based on Technica's core values when it comes to coordination skills: everything you can do with the left side of your body, you must also be able to do with the right side.


First, the coach demonstrates the exercise while pointing out the possibilities in "Technica X-factor". You could do the exercise like this: 1. The player brings the ball from the orange half-cone out of the area and does a 180 degree turn/cut with the ball. 2. On the way back, the player performs a feint/dribble past the central orange half-cone 3. After this, the player is to attack two yellow half-cones diagonally (through the centre each time) in order to do a marked change of direction After this, go back and start from the beginning. The players work for 30 seconds and rest for 1 minute. Each player is to do the exercise 4-5 times. It is important to coach the players with regard to their coordination skills, i.e. being able to control the ball with both their left and their right foot. The following questions could be considered: How is the centre of gravity important in this exercise? Which advantages are gained by being able to use both the left- and the right foot? In which play-situations should you use these skills?


5 half-cones and 1 ball per player

  • 6-9 Players
  • 10 Minutes
  • 15 m x 15 m Area

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