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.
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 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.
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.
Drive towards the defender and when close take a big step across the ball and explode with the outside of the other foot in the other direction. Most effective when coming in at an angle making the disguise as big as possible.