The times they are changin’
We are living in a time where nobody can take anything for granted, not even (the heads of Google or LinkedIn) can go a day without updating but when it comes to football, all the departments of a club try to update themselves, but in the green everything remains more or less the same as far as football is concerned, a method like this “The Pons Method” was born, which is finally a method that has been created by a professional coach and although it is true that they have begun to put it In practice the best teams in the world, I expected more hunger and knowledge to understand that so many improvements with this method requires in-depth learning to make important differences when facing performance in training.
As coaches, we are clear that specificity, flexibility, productivity, adaptability, etc. are essential in our team and training management.
David Eipstein’s book tells us about the “grouping concept” which is none other than the unconscious action of fragmenting information based on patterns we have seen in the past and that is precisely what the language of the “Pons Method” speaks of.
The time has come in the curve of change to show the pertinent maturity in all those coaches who have started to do the method with a technical and simplistic argument, yes, but understanding that the best way to undertake any project, yes, is planning and everything Others, yes, but the really important thing: (it is to start because you are never 100% prepared in a world of constant change and updating) so congratulations to those of you who have run the risk of being wrong.
Now phase two of the Pons Method begins and it is none other than to use this new principle that has been generated with the creation of this method, which is the principle of “collective individualization” and put it into practice by having the panels positioned suitable tactic to carry out exercises of played forms that replicate the competition, with a player, later with semi-collective exercises and then with the whole group.
The panels should only be used when they replace the function of a player or someone from the coaching staff, it goes without saying that the positioning, direction, distances, timing and a long etc must be kept up to date by the coaching staff.
The modeling of exercises and a more fragmented training according to the training stages must be a constant to understand this Pons Method as an unbeatable Tool to make the player the most protagonist part of the game, and see how this and not only the coach works, He studies , assimilates , and even creates concepts of the game , for later staging with the whole group . Understanding this new methodology will be part of the updating of coaches who understand football as life, that is, a constant update of learning.
Breathe football! ⚽️