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BETTER BALL CONTROL DRILLS

Better ball control drills are done with 100% effort.

  • (00:00) Right Foot
  • (00:52) Left Foot
  • (01:46) Both Feet
  • (02:58) Toe Taps
  • (------) Roll with Hop (Not Recorded)
  • (04:24) Pull Back Laces

Better ball control drills give players 100s of touches on the soccer ball to help players move towards achieving 10,000 hours of contacts on the soccer ball.

Hard work, time, and dedication are the recipe to master and manipulate the ball how we see players do on TV.

No shortcuts, no excuses. Hard work and consistency with different soccer activities.

Ball control drills will concentrate on getting the most touches on the ball.

Players and coaches can use or adapt these soccer drills to train and develop ball control with the soccer ball.

Players have to be willing to train hard and take water breaks as needed.

BETTER BALL CONTROL DRILLS

Better Ball Control Drills

Always start training with 10-15 min of juggling the soccer ball, and then move on to more touches on the ball.

Juggling the soccer ball is one of the simple ball control drills allowing players to build a better relationship with the soccer ball and have fun.

  • Right Foot x 60 - 90 seconds

Control the soccer ball using the right foot for 60 - 90 sec.
Use the inside, outside, and sole of the right foot. NO STOPPING!

  • Left Foot x 60 - 90 sec

Control the soccer ball with the left foot for 60 - 90 sec. Get creative with the touches and alternate using inside, outside, and sole of the foot. NO STOPPING!

  • Alternating Feet x 60 - 90 sec

Free control with both feet. Control the soccer ball using both feet and focus on getting creative with the ball. Dribble and have fun trying different soccer skills with the ball. NO STOPPING!

  • Toe Touches (Taps) x 60 - 90 sec

Tap the ball with the sole consistently for 60 - 90 seconds. Try moving with the ball forwards or backward as you are doing the toe touches. 

  • Roll with Hop x 60 - 90 sec

Roll the ball left and right while hopping on the opposite foot. Switch feet after 30 - 45 seconds. 

  • Pull Back Laces Kick Out x 60 - 90 sec 

Pull the ball back with the sole, and kick the ball out with laces. Alternate feet or use the same foot for 30 - 45 sec then switch feet. 

  • EXPRESS YOURSELF x 2 min 

Dribble the ball with the freedom to experiment and try different skills with the ball. Keep the pace up to maximize touches and creativity with the soccer ball. 

FAST-PACED, NO STOPPING, FREESTYLE with the BALL for 2 minutes!

Soccer Training Tips

  • When doing the right and left foot touches, move the soccer ball in a zig-zag motion, across your body, rather than kicking the ball forward.
  • Stay on your toes. It is a great habit to make you lighter and faster on your feet.
  • Quick touches with every stride and ball control. 
  • Beginner players SLOOOOOW DOOOOWN to learn the technique; speed will come after.
  • As you get more familiar with the soccer ball, lift your head, and be aware of your surroundings as you perform the exercise.
  • Get creative to make better ball control drills for your own style.

TIME EVERY SOCCER EXERCISE 60 - 90 SEC, OR LONGER.

⚽️ TRAIN HARDER!
⚽️ BE CONSISTENT!
⚽️ PLAY BETTER!

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