Self Training FAQ

How long and how often should the exercises be?

Acquiring skills is closely linked to a revolutionary scientific discovery concerning MYELIN, a neural insulator. A skill is a cellular insulation that encapsulates the neuron circuits and which expands in response to certain signals. Thus, we learn by repetition and the insulation of neuron circuits, which store the information of the movement (myelinise). An exercise should last 3 to 4 minutes. The ideal duration of a complete set of exercises should be between 15 and 20 minutes maximum on a daily basis. This duration allows the player to repeat the movements during each set between 1,000 and 1,500 times.

Do you have to master an exercise before moving on to the next one? During a session, do you have to perform just one exercise or all of the exercises?

In order to avoid a feeling of failure, the player should begin by carrying out simple activities and progressively increasing the level of difficulty. At each stage, the brain’s neural networks improve their efficiency and organisation level. This allows them to reach the next level. Begin with 2 or 3 exercises. Follow the order of the exercise videos. They increase in complexity. You must have a minimum of control before adapting the objectives of a set of exercises.

Whenever you master these 2 or 3 exercises, introduce a new exercise and apply the principle of rotation: change the movement and the order of the exercises without stopping. As you master an exercise, move on to a new exercise. Go back to an old exercise from time to time. Regularly combine 5 different exercises and ask to do them 4 times without stopping and without having to think. If you catalogue each movement, you can constantly modify the order of the exercises and guide the player to automatic sessions without even realising it. Concentrate on your progression. Make the goal hard to reach. For example, you can ask for numerous movements in a short period of time, reduce the space around the player, or even volunt

Whenever a player masters all the exercises, should he continue to repeat them?

Even players who began VibeBall at a young age and who now play professionally, continue to train several times a week with VibeBall. Change up the combination and increase the rhythm of the exercises. Reduce the space around the player. Add music to the exercises. Ask players to synchronize with each other. Deliberately mess up an exercise (create “noise”) by inserting obstacles: ask to step over slats, throw a second VibeBall around the player forcing him to avoid it, etc. Challenge the player to create new exercises himself.

From what age is the VibeBall practise recommended?

You can start practising VibeBall from 5 or 6 years of age. At that age, the most important thing for the child is to learn to:

  • Control their impulses
  • Control their balance and move ments
  • Maintain a correct posture

The size of the ball (48cm in circumference) obliges the child to concentrate and avoid aggressive kicks. In this way, the child’s learning capacity, perception and coordination improves drastically. The child should avoid making random, uncontrolled movements.

What is the best time for a set of exercises - before, during, or after training?

In the beginning, on learning the exercises, it is best to organise the set of VibeBall exercises before or during each training session. This allows the correct movements and gestures to be instilled in the player. Once the players master the correct movements and gestures, you can organise the set of VibeBall exercises at the end of a training session when the player is tired. In this way, he can shut off his working memory

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