|Name:||Hubert Busby Jr|
|Rank:||Elite – 4 points|
Three Goal Game Activity
Three Goal Game is meant to be an all-encompassing activity. There are different set ups for the field with this activity which present different challenges to players however for this session and activity, we have organized the grid in the shape of a triangle with each corner representing a goal - these goals are not designated to any one team color.
The game is meant to be fast-paced and high energy, that means there is minimal coaching involved and few stoppages. When there is a stoppage it is a planned stop for rest.
Players participating in this activity will experience success based on their overall comfort with the ball. A player who is able to manipulate the ball, fight off opponents pressure and see the goal will achieve success. It is a 1v1v1 scenario where each player must battle for him / her self. A player will become automatized in his / her reaction to attack with speed, with his / her understanding of when and where to go in to regain possession of the ball. This activity promotes players ability to trouble shoot and problem solve in pressure situations. The activity is engaging, fun because of the high level of competition between players and will work on speed endurance training.
FYI: Speed endurance training (both with and without the ball) has proven to be as, if not more, effective at improving players overall endurance levels than more traditional continuous aerobic and aerobic interval training (Soccer Fitness, Bucciarelli, 2012)
Variations and progressions may be added to the activity based on players understanding and ability to carry out the task. For the first week participating in this exercise a very basic addition will be made which works on players thought process, agility, reaction time and focus.