Dribbling

Dribbling - The Roll

  • Take the ball inside the opponent’s tackling radius
  • Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot
  • Take the ball past the defender with inside of the opposite foot

 

Dribbling - Roll Step

  • Drag the ball across the front of the body with sole of the foot
  • Step over the top of the ball with the opposite foot
  • Carry on in the same direction as the ball

 

Dribbling - Feint

  • Lean to one side dropping your shoulder
  • Plant the same side foot to the side of the ball
  • Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

 

Dribbling - Double Feint

  • Lean to one side, dropping your shoulder
  • Lean to the opposite side, taking the opposite foot past the back of the ball
  • Take the ball away using the outside of the foot that started the movement

 

Dribbling - Inside Outside Part 1

  • Move the ball inside using the inside of the foot
  • Plant the opposite foot as normal
  • Take the ball away in the opposite direction using the outside of the foot

 

Dribbling - Inside Outside Part 2

  • Move the ball to the inside using the inside of the foot

  • Hop on the opposite leg

  • Take the ball away in the opposite direction using the outside of the foot

 

Dribbling - Scissors

  • Move the foot around the front of the ball, finishing on the outside of the ball
  • Drop the shoulder as the foot plants
  • Take the ball away using the outside of the opposite foot

 

Dribbling - Inside Scissors

  • Move the ball inside with the inside of the foot
  • Without putting the foot down, move it around the front of the ball planting to the side
  • Take the ball away using the outside of the opposite foot

 

Dribbling - Double Scissors

  • Move the foot around the front of the ball finishing on the outside of the ball
  • Drop the shoulder as the foot plants
  • Complete the same motion with the opposite foot
  • Take the ball away with the outside of the foot that started the movement

 

Dribbling - Step Over

  • Fake to take the ball across the body using the inside of the foot
  • Move the foot around the front of the ball planting on the opposite side of the ball
  • Take the ball away using the outside of the same foot in the opposite direction

 

Dribbling - Push and Run

  • Dribble straight at the defender
  • Push the ball to one side of the opponent with the outside of the foot
  • Run around the opposite side and collect the ball

 

Dribbling - Swivel Hips Part 1

  • Open hips when approaching opponent as if to play the ball
  • Move the ball across the body using the inside of the foot
  • Take the ball away in forward direction using the laces

 

Dribbling - Swivel Hips Part 2

  • Open hips when approaching opponent as if to play the ball
  • Move the ball across the body using the inside of the foot
  • Use the inside of the opposite foot to move the ball back across the body and away from the opponent

 

Dribbling - The Chop

  • Take the ball to the side of the defender
  • Using the inside of the foot on the outside of the ball chop the ball behind the opposite leg
  • At the point of the contact, both feet should be off the ground
  • Continue running in the direction of the ball

 

 

Running With the Ball

Running with the Ball

  • Positive first touch out of the feet
  • Play with the laces of the foot closest to the ball
  • Use the fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly
  • Run in a straight line

 

 

Passing

Passing - Inside Push

  • Angle of approach - center
  • Supporting foot is next to the ball pointed at target
  • Head up to observe your target
  • Contact ball - middle
  • Contact foot - inside
  • Ankle locked with toe pointed up
  • Follow through towards target with striking foot remaining open throughout
  • Body weight over the ball
  • Weight and accuracy of pass

 

Passing - Inside Curl

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Non-kicking foot plants next to the ball
  • Contact is made on the outside of the ball with the inside of the foot
  • Follow through with the ankle rotating into the body

 

Passing - Outside Push

  • Angle of approach - center or off center
  • Pass off the front foot
  • Supporting foot is behind the ball
  • Ankle locked with toe pointed down
  • The knee of the kicking foot is over the ball at contact
  • Contact Ball - middle
  • Contract Foot - outside
  • Disguise your pass

 

Passing - Lofted Pass

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe target
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, slightly behind the ball
  • Ankle locked to level to the ground
  • Contact ball - bottom
  • Contact foot - instep or upper inside
  • Body weight back with your head and chest behind the ball at contact

 

Passing - Driven Pass

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe target
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, slightly behind the ball
  • Angle locked, toe down
  • Contact ball - middle above the midline
  • Contact foot - laces (Instep)
  • Body weight forward chest and knee over the ball at contact
  • Follow through
  • Land on the striking foot

 

Passing - Outside Curl

  • Angle of approach - straight
  • Non-kicking foot plants behind the ball
  • Contact is made on the inside of the ball with the outside of the foot
  • Follow through with the ankle rotating away from the body

 

Passing - Half Volley

  • Assess the flight of the ball
  • Get in line to receive
  • Select the appropriate surface to pass
  • Arms out for balance
  • Strike the ball as it hits the ground and begins to rise
  • Contact is made above the middle of the ball with the inside of the foot
  • Guide the ball instead of striking it

 

Passing - Cushion Volley

  • Assess the flight of the ball
  • Get in line to receive
  • Select the appropriate surface to pass
  • Arms out for balance
  • Assess the flight of the ball
  • Contact is made in the middle of the ball
  • No follow through is necessary
  • Object is to redirect or guide the pass

 

 

Shooting

Shooting - Driven Shot

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe the position of the GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, slightly behind the ball
  • Ankle locked, toe down
  • Contact ball will vary depending on target area
  • Contact foot - laces (instep)
  • Body weight forward, chest and knee over the ball at contact
  • Follow through landing on striking foot

 

Shooting - Driven Shot across the GK

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe the position of the GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, hips turn to face the far post as the player strikes
  • Contact on the ball is with the laces
  • Follow through landing on the striking foot

 

Shooting - Low Inside Curl

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot is placed to the side of the ball
  • Contact is made with the side of the foot on the outside of the ball
  • Follow through comes back to the center of the body

 

Shooting - High Inside Curl

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kick of the foot is placed to the side of the ball
  • Contact is foot with the side of the foot on the outside of the ball
  • Lean back to help elevate the ball
  • Follow through comes back to the center of the body

 

Shooting - Outside Curl

  • Angle of approach - straight
  • Head up to observe the position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot is placed to the side of the ball
  • Contact is made with the side of the foot on the outside of the ball
  • Follow through comes back to the center of the body

 

Shooting - Chip

  • Angle of approach - straight
  • Head up to observe the position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Strike through the bottom of the ball with the laces
  • Sole of the foot drags the ground on contact
  • Body weight upright, very little follow through required

 

Shooting - Side Volley

  • Assess the flight of the ball
  • Knee of the kicking foot over the ball
  • Short backswing, strike above the middle of the ball with the laces
  • Follow through with the foot coming down to the ground, toe pointed down

 

Shooting - Half Volley

  • Be light on your feet to adjust to the flight of the ball
  • Strike the ball as it rises off the ground
  • Body weight moves forward throughout the motion
  • Contact above the middle of the ball
  • Follow through is short to ensure good contact
  • Guide the ball into the open area of the goal

 

 

Turning

Turning - Inside Cut

  • Step to the side of the ball with the non-kicking foot
  • Pivot on that foot
  • Cut the ball back with the inside of the opposite foot

 

Turning - Stop Turn

  • Stop the ball with the sole of the foot
  • Step forward with the same foot, planting it in front of the ball
  • Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

 

Turning - U Turn

  • Non-kicking foot plants as the kicking foot reaches for the ball
  • Drag the ball back as you turn, shielding the ball from the defender
  • The next touch is made with the nearest surface of the nearest foot

 

Turning - Drag Push

  • Reach in and drag the ball back using the sole of the foot
  • Move the ball across the front of the body
  • Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

 

Turning - Cryuff

  • Fake to pass or shoot planting the non-kicking foot in front of the ball
  • With the opposite foot, use the inside of the foot to move the ball behind the non-kicking foot
  • Take the ball away with the non-kicking foot

Turning - Step Over

  • Fake to play the ball with the inside of the foot, moving the foot around the front of the ball
  • Plant that foot and pivot back in the opposite direction
  • Take the ball away with the inside of the opposite foot

Turning - Slap Cut

  • The ball is rolled across the body, immediately cutting the ball back with the outside of the foot
  • Create space to strike

 

Turning Inside Cut and Outside Cut

  • Stop the ball with the sole of the foot, step pass the ball, and plant
  • Fake to play the ball with the inside of the foot, moving the foot around the ball, plant that foot and pivot back in the original direction
  • Take the ball away using the same foot

Turning - Stop Turn and Step Over

  • Stop the ball with the sole of the foot, step pass the ball, and plant
  • Fake to play the ball with the inside of the foot, moving the foot around the ball, plant that foot and pivot back in the original direction
  • Take the ball away using the same foot

Turning - L Turn and Drag Push

  • Player shapes to strike the ball and drags the ball back into the body, pushing the ball behind the non-kicking foot into space
  • Reach in to drag the ball back, using the sole of the foot, move the ball across the front of the body
  • Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

 

 

Receiving

Receiving in the Air - Chest

  • Get into line with the ball
  • Assess the flight as the ball travels
  • Select the appropriate surface
  • Arms out for balance
  • Withdraw surface upon impact
  • Directions of touch to enable next action

Receiving in the Air - Thigh

Receiving in the Air - Foot

Receiving on the Ground - Inside Foot

  • Receive with furthest foot from the ball
  • Slight hop onto standing foot on contract to prepare for next action
  • Receive with the toe pointed up and ankle locked

Receiving on the Ground - Inside Spin

Receiving on the Ground - Moving Cruyff

Receiving on the Ground - Outside Foot

  • Receive with the nearest foot to the ball
  • Toe down ankle locked
  • Arms out for balance to feel for defender
  • Next action is to turn or protect the ball

Receiving on the Ground - Outside Spin

 

 

Defending

Defending - Closing Down from Behind

  • Close down quickly as the ball travels
  • Slow down as you approach the attacker
  • Get in touch tight - prevent attacker from turning
  • Bend the knees, stay sideways on to the ball
  • Mirror the attacker’s feet
  • Prepare for next action - delay or tackle

Defending - Closing Down from the Front

  • Close down quickly
  • Assess the flight as the ball travels
  • Select the appropriate surface
  • Arms out for balance
  • Withdraw surface upon impact
  • Direction of touch enables next action

Defending - The Block Tackle

  • Position is side on
  • Place non-tackling foot next to the ball by stepping forward
  • Angle locked with toe pointed up
  • Tackle with the foot moving away from the player
  • Drive through the center of the ball
  • Tackle using your full body weight

Defending - The Poke Tackle

  • Poke the ball using the front foot (one closest to the ball)
  • Lock the ankle
  • Weight is on the back foot
  • Poke the ball at an angle (diagonal)
  • Body weight forward to gain possession

 

 

Juggling

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