Mannequin Training, Pep Guardiola and The Triangle Training Method

With The Triangle Training Method learn mannequin training exercises used by top European teams such as Arsenal and Bayern Munich as well as games that create environments to pass and play in triangles. All age groups and skill levels can benefit from this type of training. Purchase separately or as part of your Team Set purchase.


Penn State Men's Soccer Coach Bob Warming has been using mannequin training to develop successful players and teams for years.  "Substituting mannequins with The Training Triangles has solved the portability, storage, transportation and other issues we've experienced while using full sized mannequins to train pattern play for the last 8 years" states Warming.  But the PSU Head Coach isn't the only one beginning to seek a solution to the numerous issues with mannequins, as the list of Men's and Women's College, Club, and High School teams now using The Training Triangle is rapidly growing.  Coaches can now easily implement mannequin training with their teams, without needing to haul full sized mannequins from a storage facility to the field everyday.

The Triangle Training Method and Pep Guardiola

Warming has helped design a website TheTriangleTrainingMethod.com aimed at sharing innovative training methodologies to develop players of all age groups and skill levels.  The site outlines some of his team's training practices using mannequin training like this one:  

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This was Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich 1st Team, an exemplary top European team, performing mannequin training.  This is why Coach Warming believes it to be so important that US Soccer adopts this training methodology for player development throughout all age groups and tiers.  Proper mannequin training is the most efficient way to give players functional repetitions of different patterns of play on the field. 

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With The Triangle Training Method learn mannequin training exercises used by top European teams such as Arsenal and Bayern Munich as well as games that create environments to pass and play in triangles. All age groups and skill levels can benefit from this type of training. Purchase separately or as part of your Team Set purchase.