Discuss your training routine and techniques you are practicing

big ball or small ball to improve control?

big ball (explain why)
small ball (explain why)
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Post by nickwba99 » 26 Aug 2008, 14:59

i just got a size 1 ball, will juggling help improve touch?

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Post by Croatianblood1 » 27 Aug 2008, 02:47

nickwba99 wrote:i just got a size 1 ball, will juggling help improve touch?
Yeah for sure man. If you can dribble, juggle, and control size 1 ball, your skill with a size 5 ball will be much better. I like juggling size 1 balls and I have noticed my juggling and ball control skills have gotten much better. Just keep practicing.

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Post by tRiXtEr » 21 Oct 2008, 11:33

I use a size 5 football - i don't see the point of using anything smaller otherwise you are cheating yourself of what it will really be like to play a proper, official match.

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Post by NewBornProdigy » 24 Oct 2008, 16:56

let me put it into perspective

you get a uni-cycle try really hard and learn how to balance on it...
then when you try a proper bike you are really good cause your balance is incredible

but... you could have got good enough balance by just learning with the bike

the uni-cycle is really advanced
the size 1 is really advanced

they're both very beneficial

but in all honest it is not essential, cause practicing with a normal ball or bike will get you just as good

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Post by panchester07 » 03 Nov 2008, 06:25

true, plus sometimes its unrealistic to think that you can do the things you do o with a 3 ,with a 5, for example stepovers..

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Post by mrbeankid22 » 03 Nov 2008, 12:54

If you want to improve control, and mostly balance... Try dribbling or doing moves with your hands behind held together and place them on your back (Try to make sure your hands don't come off your back). If you practice dribbling and cuts at pace doing this, when you start using your arms freely again, you will notice a huge improvement in balance and control. Just make sure you actually use your arms when you are playing in a game (It's a big part of beating players on the dribble).

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Post by SteveF » 03 Nov 2008, 13:30

it has a 'learning to run before you can walk' notion to it

learn to control a 5 size, then take it to the next level by using a 4, then a 3 and so on

and thats a sweet balance drill beankid
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