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.
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.
Learn the 1st basic dribbling technique. Dribble with your laces keeping the ball close to your foot and try to keep you head up. Move in a straight line up the pitch and return working on the other foot.
Dribble towards the defender. Make a big fake to pass inside the defender and open up your body. Roll the ball up your foot and flick with your toe past the defender and explode away.
This exercise is all about quick touches. Drive towards the defender with a laces dribble. As you approach the defender. Make a move to go on the inside touching the ball in and then immediately push the ball out with your laces. The foot should not touch the ground in this motion and be sure to explode away.
Trademark Giggsy jinks and feints. Drive towards the defender with a laces dribble. Perform a step shifting your balance right across and then step the other way shifting your balance again. Explode out with outside of the foot. Ensure the ball the is rolling closely in front of while performing the steps
Coming at an angle towards the defender, roll the ball across the front of the body, step over with the same foot and take take the ball with the outside of the opposite foot. Explode away.
Take small touches across the body approaching the defender.Step over with the same foot faking to defender down the line and explode away. Ensure you are close enough to the defender to give your fake the best chance to succeed.
A simple but very effective dribbling skill used extensively by Wayne Rooney. As you approach the defender tapping the ball with the inside of the foot in a hopping motion, make a big fake to take the defender down the line. Then immediately explode inside one movement and race away.
Set up 2 cones and stand in the center about 1 meter behind. Tap the ball to the side at angle towards one of the cones, head up and fake to kick. Cut the ball with inside of the foot rolling the ball across your body at an angle in front to the cut shape is like a "V". Repeat again with the other foot. Accentuate the fake by using your arms,
Set up 2 cones in a line and start 1 meter behind in the center. Tap the ball towards one of the cones. As you reach the cone cut the ball with the outside of your foot to stop it and quickly cut again forward and diagonally. Work off both feet and make the cuts sharp and explode away!
A turn made famous by Zinedine Zidane. Roll the ball across the front of your body. Touch the ball with inside of your other foot diagonally under your body. Work off both feet and try with a moving ball also.
Dribble forward with your laces. A big fake to kick and plant your foot next to the ball. Bring the other foot behind the body and get the laces on top of the ball. Push the ball back out at 180 degrees in the opposite direction to which you were facing and explode away. Work off both feet.
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.
This ball mastery exercise involves working in a straight line between 2 cones. Take two touches with the outside of the foot, then a double touch with a big final touch. Can you fake to kick before the double touch?
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.
Roll the ball ahead of you. Make a big fake to kick but step over the ball. Turn your body 180 degrees and step over with the other foot. Tap the ball and explode away.
A practice which does not involve touching the ball but a combination of a fake and body movements to lose the opposing player. Roll the ball ahead of yourself. Perform a big fake and step over the ball. Step the same foot back over the ball immediately and explode out in the same direction.
One of the more advanced ball mastery practices. Roll the ball and turn. Catch the ball with the other foot and roll out exploding towards it and accelerating away.
A quick fire movement of the feet to lose the opposing player. Roll foot over the top of the ball, cut with outside of the same foot and explode away. Ensure to practice on the weaker foot.
A dribbling ball mastery practice requiring a fake, deft touch and turn. Step over the ball touching it with the trailing foot. Cut with the outside foot and explode away.