Ball Mastery | Dribbling / RWTB (BM-09)
- Attacking Emphasis 75% 75%
- Defending Emphasis 25% 25%
Number of Players
Key Player Challenge
Progression 1: Challenge both sides – Only older players
Key Coaching Points
Technical: Ball Control is crucial in tight spaces
Technical: Ability to change direction to avoid defenders
Physical: Balance to change direction, speed to get away
How can you avoid defending players better what are the triggers?
How can you change direction quicker in between cones?
When do you lose control of the ball and what can you do to prevent this?
Progress the practice, by introducing 2 mini goals for individuals to score into, with every player scoring a point for a goal, with the fastest gaining a 2nd point.
Technical | Ability to dribble around cones, changing direction
Physical | Balance is crucial at this age, especially with youngest players
Technical | Dribbling at pace with ball under control
How do specific players respond to competition?
Are players paired up correctly ensuring they are motivated?
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.
Progress further by calling a different number to trigger players into forming groups as quickly as possible.
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
Ball Mastery Practice 5 develops short passing with both feet and encourages players to use different parts of each foot to improve their control. Identify player’s willingness to use their stronger and weaker foot, use constraints to develop individuals.
Challenge them to take their first touch towards a cone before dribbling around it to make their return pass.
Once players begin to show improvements in their technique, allow movement between squares after 5 successful passes, improving their awareness of players around them.
Technical | Short passing with both feet (Weight and accuracy)
Technical | Control to move ball from one side to the other (Inside / Outside)
Pysch | Confidence to improve technique steadily
What is important for your teammates receiving your pass?
What are the technical aspects of passing that you need to focus on?
How can you ensure rotation between grids is smooth and players move quickly?