Switch focus quickly
Visual & Cognitive Training
These training sessions consists of visual cognitive training, that means the athletes must fulfill additional tasks during their practice
the cognitive Intelligenz (executive functions; mental functions to control own behaviour with regard to conditions of the environement (decision-making);
the emotional intelligence (emotions) and
the motoric intelligence (motoric variability and creativity)
In particular the executive functions will be trained for
1. Cognitive flexibility (in soccer the ability to switch the focus between things quickly and at the same time)
2. Inhibition (i.e. passing: Can I pass the Ball to my teammate or not? Will the defender catch pass or not? After a new calculation of the player, this will be likely. Now the player has to stop the process of passing the Ball to the team mate.)
3. Working memory (the players' control center, where all ongoing information will be handled and connected with experience from the past to come to a conclusiona and future decision.
With these executive functions a self-regulation will take place and emotions , behavior and attention can be controlled. This is most important and needed especially in the last third of the match.