Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

In this 30 by 30 Yard area, players begin with a ball each positioned in 5, 8 by 8 yard squares. Objective is to dribble from one square to the other, whilst avoiding other players. They must leave their ball in a square and find another ball in a different square to dribble. 

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points: Receive on the Move

In this 30 by 30 Yard area, players begin with a ball each positioned in 5, 8 by 8 yard squares. Objective is to dribble from one square to the other, whilst avoiding other players. They must leave their ball in a square and find another ball in a different square to dribble.

Progression 1

Progress so players run around 2 cones before performing their dribbling.

Progression 2

Our second progression encourages players to perform different skills in each box before dribbling.

Progression 3

Finally, pair individuals to pass the ball between them from one square to the other.

Key Coaching Points

Technical | Speed and control of dribble

Technical | Use of both feet to move in and away from cones

Physical | Speed after dribble to get away

Q&A
  • Where do you need to slow down and speed up and what is your best technique for this?
  • Can you be creative in your disguise and how?
  • How confident are you in using your weaker foot, where is best for you to use both feet and how?

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Difficulty Rating

Ball Mastery | Turning (BM-03)

Ball Mastery | Turning (BM-03)

Ball Mastery | Turning (BM-03)

This Technical soccer drill focuses on 3 different soccer skills, with dribbling between cones, turning and running with the ball all elements of this soccer practice.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points: Speed and Technique

This practice develops dribbling, turning and running with the ball. Players must dribble to cones showing a change of pace.

Progression 1: Turns

Players must now select any 2 cones that they can run around and not just to, encouraging slightly different technique to turn.

Progression 2: Disguise

Encourage disguise from cone to cone, with stepovers, scissors and other turns players can conjure up shown in this progression.

Key Point: Competition

Once players are comfortable, add competition between groups, ensuring they maintain technique. 
Key Coaching Points
  • Technical | Close control when changing direction
  • Technical | Use of both feet to move in and away from cones
  • Physical | Speed after dribble to get away
Q&A
  • Where do you need to slow down and speed up and what is your best technique for this?
  • Can you be creative in your disguise and how?
  • How confident are you in using your weaker foot, where is best for you to use both feet and how?
Ball Mastery | Body Control  (BM-02)

Ball Mastery | Body Control (BM-02)

Ball Mastery | Body Control (BM-02)

 This Ball Mastery practice develops players control with different parts of the body, with volleys, chest and head being used to control and pass the ball to opponents.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Progression: Outside Players Skill

Progress so outside players must perform a skill in between runs.

Progression 1: Single Defender

Introduce a defender to block different gates, encouraging more thoughtful movement.

Progression 2: Rotational Movement

Finally all players can be involved with rotational movement between players inside and out.

Key Coaching Points
  • Technical | Ability to use both feet
  • Technical | Control with feet, chest and head
  • Physical | Agility to change direction
Q&A
  • How can you adjust to bad throws or passes quickly?
  • What type of contact do you need to make, area of the ball?
  • How can you avoid defenders better in this small area to travel through gates?
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