7 Triangle Diamond + Dribbling Training

7 Triangle Diamond + Dribbling Training

Here's another great exercise for your Training Triangles that can be done with your players during the first 15-20 minutes of practice to work on multiple technical aspects of their game including passing, movement off the ball, and dribbling technique.   

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Diamond Passing Exercise

Diamond Passing Exercise

Diamond passing exercises are the next level to consider in training players. Players get less reps in diamond training, but with the loss of repetitions you gain a huge variety of different weighted passes, different angles of passes and lengths of passes, and more player movements and ball movements for them to be aware of in each pattern.

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When and why should your players use partner and a ball training with the Training Triangle?

When and why should your players use partner and a ball training with the Training Triangle?

Partner and a ball training is perfect for the beginning of practice sessions or before a match, to get players feet moving quickly and sharpen their touch before competition.  Partner and a ball training can also be used for players for self improvement of different techniques such as cruyff, pullback v, volleys, headers, and many more.

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Pattern Recognition Training: The Proven Method Used by the Best Coaches in the World

Pattern Recognition Training: The Proven Method Used by the Best Coaches in the World

Using pattern recognition training, players will be given the opportunity to understand the most effective patterns on the field, the correct spacing within those patterns, and the proper timing both on and off the ball.  They will also simultaneously be training the proper techniques of passing, receiving, dribbling, turning, and shooting that are essential as well to a player and teams success.

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Basic Triangle Rotation

Basic Triangle Rotation

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. Get started with triangle training by doing these basic rotations.

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The Heading Trainer (and why soccer needs it to exist)

The Heading Trainer (and why soccer needs it to exist)

In order to minimize the chances of players colliding heads during a header, the safest technique for performing a header needs to be trained.  Just like learning any new skill, players need a high number of repetitions practicing proper technique to learn effectively. Here is a solution to this problem in the form of a lightweight ball that maximizes the simulation of a normal ball's flight pattern, and minimizes the sub-concussive impact when heading the ball. 

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Diamond Passing Warm-Up

Diamond Passing Warm-Up

Players working on their own first with a partner and a ball.  One player is working while the other passes the ball to either side of the triangle which is simulating a defender.  The player working is moving his feet quickly around the triangle and focusing on technique using all different types of passes, doing three reps of quality with his right and three reps of quality with his left before switching with his partner.

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Diamond Training: Inside Liverpool's Preseason

Diamond Training: Inside Liverpool's Preseason

Watch Jurgen Klopp conduct Diamond Training with Liverpool during preseason at Stanford University. The key takeaway from this demonstration of Liverpool conducting diamond training is that Klopp is having Player 4 make a decision when they receive the ball.  They have a teammate moving up from behind to support them, and a defender on their back. 

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Mannequin Training, Pep Guardiola and The Triangle Training Method

Mannequin Training, Pep Guardiola and The Triangle Training Method

Watch Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich 1st Team, an exemplary top European team, performing mannequin training. Proper mannequin training is the most efficient way to give players functional repetitions of different patterns of play on the field. The Training Triangle provides a portable and affordable solution for coaches to implement mannequin training with their players, regardless of whether or not they are training in a world class facility, a gym floor, or their front yard. 

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Training The Final Pass / Breaking the Lines

Training The Final Pass / Breaking the Lines

Training players to know how and when to play the final pass that breaks down defenses is an extremely important piece of training for your team's attacking players.  

These type of passes, that are executed so consistently by elite playmakers like David Silva and Andrés Iniesta, are exciting to watch and often result in quality chances on goal.

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Full Triangle Training Method Session #1

Full Triangle Training Method Session #1

This is a sample triangle training method session. Your players will perform hundreds of passes with their left and right foot, competed, and played a great small sided game.  The last half of your practice is up to you.  Play, finishing, defending... whatever you want to emphasize that day.

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