In this posting, we will do an analysis and comparison of the #Achallenge.
This exercise has the peculiarity that it seems very easy, but doing it three times in a row with little rest in between and practically without errors and with a good intensity (both physical and technical) is quite complex.
This complexity consists in keeping above all the concentration to execute and move intensely during the 40 balls, and even more during the 120 balls. However, the difficulty is also in deciding correctly, when the ball is more complicated or easier; those changes force us to change but also to deconcentrate.
Six details to take into account:
- Constant feet mobility.
- Advance and coordination to prepare the shot.
- To decide correctly to make the performance as smooth and natural as possible.
- Do not lose the “focus” and that the changes in the opponent´s shot (height, effect, depth, power and direction) do not make us lose the focus and concentration of the objective.
- Find and maintain an operating speed that allows me to be consistent.
- Constant feet mobility: You train and practice it putting the focus only on it because if you are not used to moving them, it will be difficult for you to do it while thinking more things at the same time.
It can be improved with a simple progression:
- Maintain an X number of balls, may be in the background or one in volley, play counting steps and reach a certain number of them (for example 50) and try to keep the rally but without losing the focus that will be to reach 50 steps.
- Advance and coordination to prepare the shot:
- The most practical way (and here I do not discover anything LOL) is to know what will happen; therefore, with basket or rally, we mark a dynamic, for example, one from the right and one from backhand.
- To decide correctly to make the performance as smooth and natural as possible: The first we must learn is how a fluid and natural shot feels. Once we have it clear through mobility and anticipation, we can choose the right shot to maintain this feeling.
- Do not lose the “focus” and that the changes in the opponent´s shot (height, effect, depth, power and direction) do not make us lose the focus and concentration of the objective: Here, there is no secret, it is simply practice and concentration, but it is clear that if our target is simple and the speed is slow, we will be more able to hit.
- Find and maintain an operating speed that allows me to be consistent: The hard part here is not to be upwards, which is the most common mistake. We always try to overcome what is done all the time.
For example, we see a good shot and the first reflex is to add more speed so that it does not return. The complexity of this is very simple, what happens if we put it? We would insist with the same process, we increase the speed.
But if we fail the next shot due to lack of confidence, maybe it won´t be like the previous one based on the quality (height, effect, depth, power and direction) since we do not want to fail twice; then, appears a loss of confidence that makes our shots stop being what they were.
Therefore, learning to maintain is something difficult since we fight with the desire of hitting better and better so that the ball does not return.
As you can see, we can start the same exercise (match situation) in several parts and train them separately to, then, add the situations until getting to the exercise or situation again.
I hope you practice it and make comments about your experience with it!
Greetings and to the next post.