Functional Training

Functional Training

When I directed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America it occurred to me that many of our coaches used good passing drills and shooting drills etc. but not many were good at “Functional Training”. Functional training involves the training of players in the areas of the field where they function. So a right back, (RB) in the game of soccer, functions on the right hand side and at the back of the team.  A RB, actually, uses very different skills and tactics than, say, a central midfield player (CMF) who plays further up the field in a central position.

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