Team Sports

Ball possession as the star of the show

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EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES

"Drills for athletic skills through exploratory activities for a single player or a team."

SUPPORT FOR COACHES

Support for coaches so that they can assume new teaching responsibilities.

METHODOLOGICAL COACHING

Bring about new forms of methodological coaching for players based on implicit learning.

NEW WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING OUR GAME

Development of new ways to understand — and put into practice — our objectives for a creative, proactive, and collective game.

INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES FOR TEAM ORGANIZATION

Implementation of innovative structures for collective organization based on the fundamental goals of each of the sports divisions of the Club.

HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS FOR CONTINUITY OF PLAY

Understanding match situations in a holistic, interdisciplinary manner in order to propose solutions for continuity of play.

Team Sports

WE SEEK TO EMPOWER PLAYERS’ SELF-ORGANIZATION AND AUTONOMY THROUGH CREATIVE AND UNIQUE WORK.

Team sports are characterized by the fact that they unfold in changing environments, so athletes need to adapt their movements, relationships and interactions in a non-linear way. Through creative and unique work, we seek to strengthen self-organization and encourage autonomy in our players.


In all of the team sports that make up our Club, the ball itself generates a perpetual state of imbalance; thus, we seek always to take the initiative and impose our collective interpretation on our opponents.

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