Quick touches with the inside and outside of your feet. Keep your toes pointed and work in a zig zag pattern up the pitch.
Roll the ball diagonally across your body with the sole of the foot stepping with the other foot to let the ball go through the legs. Immediately catch the ball with the sole of the other foot and go back. Repeat in a running motion working on balance, rhythm and close control.
Improve your balance with the ball mastery exercise. With the ball in front of you, extend the leg and bring the ball back with the sole of the foot. Touch the ball with the inside of the foot pushing it behind the standing foot.Touch the ball forward in front with your laces. Repeat up the pitch.
This exercise is all about quick touches! Take 3 touches with the outside of the foot and then 1 with the inside of the other foot. Make sure the touches are close together and work in a zig zag pattern up the pitch.
Ball Mastery exercise focusing on quick touches. Roll the ball into the inside of the opposite foot. Perform a quick inside and outside moving the ball away and then roll across again. Repeat up the pitch on with quick touches and rhythm.
With the ball in front of you at a slight angle, bring the furthest foot from the ball across the body. Pull the ball back, rotate and push the ball out with the inside of the same foot in a V shape. Key is the rotation of the hips and the ball should work in a "V" shape up the pitch.
With the ball in front of you at a slight angle, bring the furthest foot from the ball across the body. Pull the ball back, rotate and push the ball out with the inside of the other foot in a V shape. Key is the rotation of the hips and the ball should work in a "V" shape up the pitch.
A standing practice to get those feet moving. Tap the ball with the toes of each foot moving to the side of the ball slightly in front. Then tap the ball with the foot furthest away behind the standing leg. Then work your way back across repeating the motion. Try to keep the ball still and just move the body building up speed and rhythm.
This ball mastery and movement development exercise works on 3 skills all performed around a cone in a "V" shape. Opener, Jump Back and Double Touch on done on both sides. Take a look at each skill individually first before coming to the combination. As well as ball control, focus on big movement of the hips.
Working between 2 cones in a straight line. Work side to side, inside on one foot and outside of the other. Ensure toes are pointing down and move your feet quickly. Challenge is to remain on the line and get into a good rhythm.
This ball mastery drill has three elements and involves working on a straight line between 2 cones. Inside then outside of the foot with quick touches followed by a step over over turn. Touch away with the other foot and quickly get your body square with the ball and repeat. Remember the foot does not touch the ground during the in/out touch and ensure there is a big fake in the step over turn.
This ball mastery skill involves quick feet and coordination. Roll your foot over the top of the ball and cut to the other foot. Immediately bang ball off both feet.Try and get a rhythm going and the key is positive big touches.
The ball mastery practice works around one cone in a "V" shape. Bring your foot across your body on top of the the ball moving it towards you. Touch out with the outside of the same foot and repeat with the other foot. Work both sides equally and don't forget to rotate your body.