Free Soccer Drills



Ball Mastery | Control (BM-06)

Organisation / Set Up
This simple ball mastery practice, number 6 in the series, can be used as an activation exercise or to develop individual ball dribbling skills for younger players. In a 20 by 20 yard area, each player has a ball and must perform different dribbles, with different parts of the foot, using both feet.

BM 06b

Progressions & Constraints | 1
  • Progress the practice by adding flat discs or cones, which players must dribble to when the coach signals, observe the speed of player's reactions.

BM 06c

Progressions & Constraints | 2
  • Progress further by calling a different number to trigger players into forming groups as quickly as possible.

BM 06d

Key Coaching Points
  • Technical | Ability to use both feet when dribbling
  • Technical | Close control with both parts of the feet
  • Physical | Agility to manoeuvre between players and cones
Key Coaching Questions
  • How can you ensure you do not clash into other players?
  • Can you use your weaker foot to perform 3 different dribbles?