Article Type: Practice
Category number: BM
Theme name: Ball Mastery
Type: Control
Age: 5
Number of Players: 1
Duration: 20
Part: 1
Level: 1
Skill: Agility
Skill2: Control
Skill3: Movement
Skill4: Skill
Skill5: Technical
Skill6: Turning
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BM 06
 

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Ball Mastery | Control (BM-06)

Organisation / Set Up
This simple ball mastery practice, number 6 in the series, can be used as an activation exercise or to develop individual ball dribbling skills for younger players. In a 20 by 20 yard area, each player has a ball and must perform different dribbles, with different parts of the foot, using both feet.
 

BM 06b

 
Progressions & Constraints | 1
  • Progress the practice by adding flat discs or cones, which players must dribble to when the coach signals, observe the speed of player's reactions.
 
 

BM 06c

 
Progressions & Constraints | 2
  • Progress further by calling a different number to trigger players into forming groups as quickly as possible.
 

BM 06d

 
Key Coaching Points
  • Technical | Ability to use both feet when dribbling
  • Technical | Close control with both parts of the feet
  • Physical | Agility to manoeuvre between players and cones
 
Key Coaching Questions
  • How can you ensure you do not clash into other players?
  • Can you use your weaker foot to perform 3 different dribbles?
 
Article Description This simple ball mastery practice, number 6 in the series, can be used as an activation exercise or to develop individual ball dribbling skills for younger players. In a 20 by 20 yard area, each player has a ball and must perform different dribbles, with different parts of the foot, using both feet.
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