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WE SEE WITH OUR BRAIN, NOT WITH OUR EYES

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Our methodology focuses on the following principles

  • A logical developmental line: the performers must be able to tell us what they are learning at any time. So they need to make use of retrieval structures.
  • Greater awareness of sensorial and brain deficiencies: the performer is not always getting the correct visual information to perform and the attention (sustained inattentional blindness) and empathy level have an influence on the learning process.
  • Standardizing: create a frame of reference in the brain. The brain uses standards to anticipate deviations. Standards will be based on chunking the problems.
  • Improved visualization: the stronger the image, the more measurable technical skills will become.
  • Improved perceiving status: using the synchronize principle during the performance of drills and falling back on ingrained skills to exclude the thinking status (automated performances with high kinaesthetic capacity).
  • More individualized programming: anticipating a performer's individual bio-mechanical features.
  • More adequate emotionalizing: determine the performer's action type.
  • No redundancy: clear description of the notional determinations.
  • Improved contextual approach: all specific football skills need to be integrated in the structure of the drills. The brain will react in a faster way if the sensorial and motor engrams (memory trail) are related.
  • Greater awareness of environmental influences: the repeated offer of environmental information has got a tremendous influence on the brain's plasticity. The way "football" is represented - physical or more technical accents - will model the performer.
  • Improved bipolar perception (excentric-concentric) and brain functioning: performance symmetry not only preserves a player's bio-mechanical functioning (injury prevention) but also stimulates the interaction between the left and right part of the brain. In that way we also respect bio-chemical processes in a better way and we stimulate the balance between the neuro-transmitters (e.g. dopamine – serotonine etc…).
  • Supporting cueing structures to facilitate the use of space: the eye is not perfect and often misleads a performer. To improve the spatial images a performer makes use of during drills it is very important to sharpen positioning, moving pathways and ball pathways by cues (visualized patterns).
  • Axial ruling structures: to mark out the moving zones for optimal technical performance (moving space in football is continuously restricted by the pressure of the opponent) and to visualize continuously the strong and weak side of the available space (working zone - pressure zone).
  • Continuous social interactions with regular mutual approval through using "clapping of hands" when a performer delivers a good performance. In this way mutual respect and solidarity will have priority.
  • Improve perception and memory through an improved myelination. For this repetition with variations will be focused.
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