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Ball Control in Soccer

How to control the ball Ball control is one of the most essential skills in soccer - a poor first touch and the play is usually over for the attacker. There are two types of control: receiving and trapping. Receiving means directing the ball into space a...

Skills and Tips from Zidane

Zidane describes some of his moves and talks about players that he admires. "[Heading is] not a question of height, there are smaller players that are going to have an incredible sense of timing who are going to jump at the right moment... I...

Practicing Against the Wall

Trapping drills This is a basic trapping exercise where you strike the ball against the wall and control it as it comes back. You can practice trapping with different parts of the body such as the foot, thigh or chest. Focus on...

Drills: Receiving the Ball

Receiving into space Set up two cones approximately 16 meters (19 yards) apart. Begin by standing at one end, with your back towards the other cone. Flick the ball over your head, then turn and run into its path. Don't slow down at the moment of co...
Controlling the Ball Under Pressure

Controlling the Ball Under Pressure

How to control the ball Available time It's important to know how much time is available before you try to control the ball. Sometimes, a quick one-touch pass or shot might be the better choice. If you find yourself lacking options or being closed dow...

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