Ball Control and Dribbling Skills Ideas

Ball Control and Dribbling Skills Ideas

Dribbling is a ball skill that's crucial in soccer. The best soccer players in the world can control the ball when sprinting at full speed and avoiding defenders. Better dribbling skills allows players to create space and time and therefore better control the ball and make plays. Here are two drills you can add to your practices to improve your teams dribbling skills.

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Improving Basic Dribbling & Awareness with Lots of Touches in Possession of the Ball

Improving Basic Dribbling & Awareness with Lots of Touches in Possession of the Ball

Four areas of Awareness:

  1. “On the Ball” Awareness before receiving the ball,
  2. “On the Ball” awareness as the player receives it and moves it on quickly using one or two touches only;
  3. "On the Ball” awareness if the player maintains possession of the ball using several touches; and:
  4. “Off the Ball” awareness in terms of their positioning of players supporting the player On the Ball.

This works if all players are in synch and thinking ahead of the ball and it is not just the player on the ball thinking ahead.

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