Ball Control Soccer Drills


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Ball Control Soccer Drills are used to improve coordination and touch on the soccer ball .

Players need to learn how to be comfortable with the ball at their feet, and that is what many soccer drills for youth players aim for, repetitive touches on the ball to improve control.

Main goal for ball control soccer drills is to maximize number of touches on the soccer ball in any training session for younger players.

I strongly believe in the rule of 10,000 hours to master any skill.

10,000 hours of touching the soccer ball, and controlling it with different parts of the foot, changing direction and being creative, will lead to great soccer skills with the soccer ball.

Simply practicing 2 – 3 times a week, and playing the game on the weekends, WILL NOT produce players who possess flair, creativity and magic touches on the soccer ball.

Developing best skills on the ball takes hours and hours of additional practice, outside of regular training.

My training sessions with young players include over 1000 touches on the soccer ball, within the hour that they spend with me.

That is more touches in one hour, than many games combined together.

After the initial first few weeks, players will improve their touch on the ball simply due to repetition and 1000's of touches in training.

I always encourage players to train at home, on their own, or with friends and family.

Some of the soccer drills are timed, while others are done in repetitions and sets

Soccer drills for improving ball control will also work on players coordination and agility.

Coordination and agility develop quicker footwork for better and easier control of the soccer ball. Soccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world.

It requires stamina to withstand different running speeds, change of direction, and controlling the soccer ball through dribbling, passing, shooting etc...

Young soccer players develop different soccer skills through constant repetition through various soccer drills, and guidance in developing positive habits and technique. 

In soccer, players constantly move around the field, supporting attack and defense.

When we get tired, our muscles absorb all the oxygen we breathe in, making us lose focus and concentration on the ball, which leads to missing  shots, or losing possession of the ball.

This ultimately leads to loss of confidence, and bad decision choices in the game.

To avoid getting tired quickly, improve your soccer conditioning through different soccer conditioning drills.

Running is torture for many players, but the will to compete, and learning how to enjoy running, is how great players are made.

"No one has ever drowned in sweat." by Lou Holtz

Soccer is a game where consistency wins. Consistent training, paired with different soccer drills will improve players soccer skills over time.

Professional soccer players worked really hard to get where they are, and work even harder to stay at the top of their game.

They go through different training routines for various parts of the soccer game.

Professionals train 2 - 3 times daily, and play 1 or 2 games weekly.

Being match fit takes sweat, hard work and most importantly, DEDICATION.