A weekly microcycle at Casvi Football Academy
Casvi Football Academy is a High Performance Football Academy located in Madrid. We have our own methodology based on weekly micro-cycles. They are developed based on the sporting experience of the Academy’s director, Nano Rivas. Also the coaches who make up the technical staff. All of them have played in Spanish First Division teams and have been part of the coaching staff of professional football teams. But what is a weekly microcycle, what are its general objectives, and what technical, tactical and game comprehension objectives does it seek through what type of activities?
General objectives of the weekly microcycles
Firstly, a microcycle or work week is the period between one competitive match and the next. To carry it out, Casvi Football Academy has developed a comprehensive work method. It is based on these weekly microcycles and has a clear objective: to maximise the sporting performance of our players.
To do so, we train all the variables involved in football that have to do with different types of skills:
- Tactical and understanding of the game.
- Physical abilities.
- And psychological skills.
Technical, tactical and game comprehension objectives of the weekly micro-cycles
Secondly, all the variables explained above are reflected in the day-to-day running of our training sessions. Sessions which, through these weekly micro-cycles, also seek very specific objectives.
- Technical objectives. These are worked on, in this weekly microcycle, in different training session formats. From more specific individual sessions with the player, to work that is fully integrated into the team’s tasks.
- Tactical objectives and understanding of the game. The aim is for our players to improve by playing and experiencing all the situations they will encounter in a match. In addition to the group sessions, specific work on individual lines is particularly important. These are carried out with our specialist coaches. The improvement of tactical understanding is reinforced by watching video recordings. These recordings provide the players with feedback on their day-to-day training and competition. As a complement, models of professional teams are also viewed, in accordance with the specific work of that period.
Physical and psychological capacities and loads
- Physical ability is another of the fundamental qualities in the practice of football. Even more so in a context such as the CFA where we have boys and girls in a period of growth. In this aspect, and in terms of format, during our weekly cycles we will alternate individual work with team work. In them we will alternate preventive work with more specific strength work, with transfer to real game actions. Always adapted to the age and evolutionary stage of our players.
- Loadings. Our physical trainers are also in charge of controlling them. They are marked by the competition.
- Last but not least, we work on improving psychological skills. This work is present in our daily life. Sometimes indirectly. Other times, through more specific tasks and dynamics in which we help the player to get to know himself better. To improve aspects such as concentration. Or to manage the stress of competition, among many other things. In short, to fully enjoy what they like most, which is football, and to continue developing as people.
Activities integrated into a weekly microcycle
On the other hand, throughout our weekly micro-cycles, we see how the improvement of all these capacities coexist in a fluid way, integrated in our tasks and activities.
- Preventive circuits
- Conditional work
- Collective techniques
- Possessions with objectives
- Attack-defence in superiority/inferiority
- Modified games
- Specific line work
- Self-analysis videos
By this cause, all of this, among other activities, is part of our methodology. In short, a way of working that allows our players to experience a context that is close to professional. Through this, we also accompany them in their dream of reaching the football elite.