Running up and down the pitch, fatigue is almost inevitable for most players. The question is how the player will respond to this fatigue.
One of the undesirable outcomes of fatigue is the player assumes poor positions and strategies of movement. They may break or hinge at the core/torso or “reach” for balls in off-balanced and vulnerable ways. This exposes them to potential injury but also may adversely affect their ability to execute an effective pass, shot, or defensive play.
While wearing the CoreVYO, athletes learn how to maintain the correct position and alignment of the trunk and limbs while executing effective movement strategies. Being able to wear the device during fatiguing drills on the field will train the athlete to maintain proper positioning and strategies when and where it counts!
Soccer Instructional Videos
2 Touch Shooting
Here you have a bit more time than in 1 Touch but the principles remain the same. Stay square and balanced toward the goal and ready to make a strong powerful shot. Be ready to accept the pass in an athletic neutral position, have 1 touch to control and the second to hit a solid shot.
1 Touch Shooting
Working with a partner, maintain your balance to ensure you can make a strong and powerful strike as the ball comes to you. Apply tension from all angles on the CoreVYO, and do not allow the tension to keep you from staying square as you drive to the goal.
The same principles that applied in Quick Step Shooting are applicable here as well. Here we add more of a movement component to each shot, moving forward and backward. Apply tension from all angles on the CoreVYO, and do not allow the tension to keep you from staying square as you drive to the goal.
If we aren’t in a good, strong athletic position there is no way for us to get off a strong shot. Staying low and compact, take 1 or 2 quick steps as you approach the ball for a shot. The resistance should start light but increase if proper positioning is maintained. Make sure you finish square to the goal after every shot!
In and out Dribbling
This drill can easily be done to go in and out of a line of cones. Quickly change direction from side to side while always pushing with the outside foot, rather than reaching with your step - focusing on the Core-PAC movement principles. Maintain your balance so that you are always ready to change direction. Keep your hips moving forward, staying square to the direction you’re travelling.
Neural Rehearsal Dribbling
Visualize everything that you know about basketball and the movements you are learning with the CoreVYO. This is very purposeful - break them down, slow them down, and do them very deliberatly. Put yourself in different basketball situations - The movements do not change, but the speed of them do! The resistance of the CoreVYO should start light and increase to the extent you can rotate back to square and maintain good position throughout.
Static Ball Protection
This drill can be done with our without a defender, preparing us for the moments when we need to remain strong and retain the ball. In your strong Athletic Neutral position - start to pivot around a stable plant leg while resisting the pull of the CoreVYO and driving off your other leg
3 Pass Sprint
Here we get moving forward more linearly - make 3 quick passes back and forth with your partner before execrating into a sprint without the ball. As you start moving forward do not allow the resistance to impact the quality of movement - stay low, driving your legs forward.
Jockey with Ball
This drill can be done as an offensive or defensive player and will practice our ability to read and react defenders and offensive players. The key here is to not allow the CoreVYO to impact the quality in movement - stay low, compact and ready to move in any direction.
Lateral Step Passing
A more dynamic passing drill here with our partner. Drive towards the ball to accept the pass before taking a few dribbles to the opposite direction. While moving laterally focus on the Core-PAC movement strategy - pushing off the bag leg, staying low and ready to react. Come back towards your partner and make a pass.
180 Degree Spin with Pass
Building off our 90 degree spin, here we have our back to our partner before we spin and react to the pass. Focus on driving your belly button towards the your as you accept a pass. Land in an athletic neutral position with your lower body stable and your upper body relaxed, control the ball and pass it back to your partner. Focus on making this a quick spin, rather than a hop for height. Ensure you practice spinning in either direction, while applying resistance from varying directions.
90 Degree Spin with Pass
Facing 90 degrees from your partner, focus on driving your belly button towards the your as you accept a pass. Land in an athletic neutral position with your lower body stable and your upper body relaxed, control the ball and pass it back to your partner. Focus on making this a quick spin, rather than a hop for height. Ensure you practice spinning in either direction, while applying resistance from varying directions.
Similar to Control Passing - maintain your balance and don't allow the resistance of the CoreVYO to inhibit you from reacting to the high ball. Stay low and square as you get power up to attack the high ball with a header. Staying in a low, athletic neutral position will assist you in reacting to the direction of the ball and allow you to jump and head the ball.
Diagonal Movement - Partner Passing
Lateral Partner Passing
Here we add a lateral step to our partner passing. As you drive from side to side, focus on the push off with you bag leg, while maintaining a deep and balanced athletic neutral position. Do not allow the CoreVYO to keep you from staying square to your target.
Maintain your balance and don't allow the resistance of the CoreVYO to inhibit you from reacting to the high ball. Stay low and square as you return the pass and are ready to react to the next ball.
2 Touch Partner Passing
Another drill with a partner, or a wall. Control the pass with 1 touch and pass the ball back to your partner. The CoreVYO can provide resistance from the behind the player or from the side. Ensuring a a deep and balanced athletic neutral position and to make passes with both feet!
1 Touch Partner Passing
A basic passing drill with a partner - or wall if you're alone - quickly pass the ball back and forth while ensuring a a deep and balanced athletic neutral position. Move the CoreVYO from the back and to the sides to increase resistance. And make sure to make passes with both feet!
A little bit of fun to get started - Juggle the ball but dont juggle your balance. Maintain the strength in your legs as your arms stay relaxed and you resist the pull of the CoreVYO.