- Drills practice
- Modified and small-sided games
- Games for specific outcomes, eg decision-making, tactical awareness.
- Collection of tasks that require repetition of movements in order to take a skill from the acquisition stage to an autonomous mastery stage.
- Drills differ from sport to sport based on the skills required.
- Often carried out together in a team or individually.
- Drill practices should include a variety of tasks to be performed to prevent boredom and lack of creativity.
- Short and frequent drill sessions provide more outcomes.
Modified and Small-Sided Games
- Modified and small-sided games should be carried out along with drill practice to simulate a real game play scenario in order to assess how athletes are using the skills.
- Modified games work exactly like an original sport would do, but with slight changes to the rules.
- Modified games are an effective way to identify gaps in training as well as improvisation.
Games for Specific Outcomes
- Modified games that mirror real gameplay can indulge athletes into directed thinking and decision-making under different game conditions.
- The 3-on-2 game can be used as an example to provide a real game scenario and compel the athlete to think his steps through without consuming much time.
- Tactical awareness
- These games are designed for skilled actions taken in order based on situations to reach a target.
- Effective for team sports where athletes have to keep changing their strategies based on what the opponent team is doing.
- An example of a game for tactic awareness is recreating corner kicks during a football match, where crossing, creating space, defending and shooting skills work in order towards scoring a goal.