Technical training deals with developing a required skilled movement for a given sport, and usually consists of performing closed (predetermined) drills while observed by a coach. All technical movement should be executed according to key performance points with an emphasis on repeating key movement patterns accurately for a sufficient number of times to convert a cognitive motor pattern (requiring coordinated concentration) into an autonomous one requiring little conscious effort.
Technical attributes vary greatly depending on the sport, but in football an example would be:
- Ball control
- Turning skills
- Travelling with the ball
- Passing over varying distances
- Attacking and defending skills
- Finishing skills
- Aerial ability.