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Improve Ball Control With Free Soccer Drills

May 25, 2008
Soccer drills can be the key to success in playing the beautiful game. The worlds best players spend many hours each and every week performing the same basic soccer drills that are taught to children who have just taken up the sport.

Great moves and goals are not born on the field they are created from Soccer training drills that enhance skills and performance. We have taken some soccer coaching drill ideas and listed them below for you to consider if you or your child wants to play for L.A. Galaxy and become the next David Beckham.

This particular soccer drill requires at least three players; the aim of this exercise is to improve passing skills. If there are, 4 players divide into 2 sets of 2 then stand facing each other about 15 feet apart. To get started, the first player from set 1 passes the ball to the first player in set 2, that player then immediately runs and stands behind his teammate.
The group 2 receiving player kicks it back to the number 2 player of the first group, then runs behind his number 2 player and so on. This is one of the best soccer training drills for one touch passing and ball control practice. As you improve, you should strive to speed up the passing, getting faster and faster, without loosing any ball control, this also means it gradually becomes more demanding.

Another great ball control soccer drill is learning to juggle the ball, it is not very practical for real game use but it greatly enhances ball control. This is a fun and helpful soccer drill. One of the great things about juggling is that you can use any part of the body excluding your hands of course. It can also enhance your ability to stop and trap balls buy making you accustomed to moving the ball with for example your shoulder or upper body. A few minutes practice a day will produce ball control confidence and also provides the opportunity to use the non preferred kicking foot.

The last tip is the one on one dribbling soccer coaching drill, this prepares a player for passing effectively too and from a teammate. It is best performed with someone who does not play in a complimentary position, so a defender should practice with an offensive player.

One player attacks the other defends and they then swap places and repeat, keeping score adds to the fun, every successful forward play of defense scores a point. Very simple but effective soccer training drills are an essential part of playing soccer; no great player learned his skills on the field, all learned through repetitive soccer drills.
About the Author
Murray Peck is the author of a free 7 day mini course called 'Soccer For Beginners', which provides tips on everything you need to know when starting out in soccer. In addition, Murray is also giving away his e book on Soccer Fitness and Nutrition for free when you sign up for the free mini-course.
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