One fixture on match day, six days of training. Must get very boring for the players of the beautiful game everyday. Same training ground, same drills. Is there any answer on how to jazz up the repetitive routine for the footballers? CD Leganés has the answer!
The La Liga side from the outskirts of the Spanish capital have started a quirky training session for its players using a giant ball, to develop their perception during game, and the drill is a treat for amusement. Taking inspiration from the movie ‘dodgeball’ and its 5 D’s – ‘dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge’, the exercise will aim for the players to work on their positioning and consciousness while on field.
A footage of the training was uploaded on Twitter by Amazon Prime Video Sport. Enjoy the clip below-
Leganes taking their training sessions to another level 😂
Who wants to have a go at this?
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) October 31, 2019
As you can see, the drill is pretty simple. In the center circle, the player has to gather four red pieces of fabric, placed on four training cones. In the meantime, others will kick three large blue balls at the player, who must avoid contact with them while collecting the fabrics. Very innovative.
Los Pepineros suffered a huge 5-0 defeat in the hands of the Galacticos yesterday at Santiago Bernabéu, pitting them in the bottom of the table with just 5 points.