HOW TO USE INTEGRADOR
“WHAT NOT TO EXPECT”
WHAT THE COACH DOESN’T HAVE TO EXPECT WHEN THE PLAYERS USE INTEGRADOR FOR THE FIRST TIME:
– Players won’t start playing with their heads up right from the beginning: NO!!
– Players won’t instinctively generate automatisms for keeping, driving and passing the ball: NO!!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
If Integrador works properly, the players will keep on making mistakes when they receive or drive the ball for several trainings.
This will mean they haven’t generated automatisms of control, reception or passing yet. It will also mean that the players still need to look at their feet to make some movements.!
After using Integrador for a period of time, the player will stop making these mistakes and start widening his or her field of vision.
NOW “WHAT TO EXPECT”
THE PERFECT FIT
Integrador lets the player make limitless movements. Its elastic straps with velcro closure are fully adjustable to fit any player. The player will feel free and comfortable at the same time.
COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER TRAINING TECHNIQUES
If the coach wants to work any drills or exercises which don’t require the use of Integrador©, the player can just spin it to his or her back without removing it. This just requires a quick and easy hand movement.
EFFECTS AFTER A CONTINUED USE:
– It boosts comprehension tactics.
– It enhances the preview of different passing options.
– It improves balance.
– It speeds up reaction times
– It increases the player’s angle of vision to the ‘focus point’.
MOST COMMON MISTAKES DRIVING THE BALL
1.- Not kicking the ball properly so that it gets out of our control or is left behind us.
2.- Not making a natural run and loosing speed.
3.- Not developing an adequate shield of the ball and letting it out of the reach of the opponent.
4.- Driving the ball keeping no contact with other teammates, opponents and the field (known as ‘peripheral vision).
5.- Too much driving favourites the opponents’ defensive organization, increases tiredness and risks a hard tackle and the consequent injury.
WHAT IS PERIPHERAL VISION?
The peripheral vision concept is necessarily related to the field of vision concept which can be defined as
The greater or smaller capacity a player has to identify teammates and opponents around the focus point, which allows to evaluate the length of his visual field, so that peripheral vision determines the extent of the field of vision.
The visual field is the space encompassing vision in the eye when you are still looking at a fixed point. It usually evaluates both the perimeter of the field of vision and the sensitivity that it has on different areas within this perimeter.
Any stimulus a player wants to locate in his peripheral field of vision makes the player turn the head to that point in order to get a perfect focus: this takes 0,5 seconds.