1) When reciving a bouncy ball, my first touch would usually cause the ball to stop and bounce of me, indirectly it bounces perpendicular when compared to how it flew towards me. I've tried pushing it to a side but it still bounces. Is there anyway i can control a bouncing ball such that with a single touch it'll drop to the floor without bouncing ? I managed to do it but with my toes, and i thought it won't be practical cause i'm usually not given so much time
Well this is a very advanced controlling skill, but the only way is to continue to practice kicking the ball high to a wall then using differnet surfaces of your foot to completely kill ball movement by retracting the contact surface the secong you make contact, so your body absorbs the balls energy and it just glues to your foot and drops to the floor
2) Recieving a firm pass. I'm a right leg-ed, hence my natrual movement would be to use my inside foot of my right to tap it to my left, make a turn and send the ball away. However in an attempt to improve and master my left leg i'm facing new problems. I've followed NewBorn's guide on weak foot with some addition like playing games with purely my left. Now unlike before when there is a pass striaght to me, i find myself hesitating, not knowing to use my left or right, sometimes on instict i'll control it with left, other times right. But most of the time i'll ponder and it'll slow down the time i take to turn, is there a way to improve on this ?
This is a good thing that your spoiled for choice, but importantly you should be looking up (and behind you) before you receive the ball, then making your decision which side you are turning toward, then whichever way your balance suits or which is most econmomical in terms of time is the right foot to turn with
If you wanna turn left, its usually best to touch the ball across your body with your right foot and then while your balance on your right explode in that direction
3) Being a short player, (165cm) when there is a high ball and there is no one around me and the ball is coming down, i'll tend to cushion it with my thigh. However usually there would be someone pressurising me, i tend to head the ball away being scared of losing it. However i've decided to improve and i wanted to try something new. I got to the ball alot faster than i usually would, stand my ground and chest the ball while sheidling it away from my opponents. HOWEVER, here comes the problem, i'll be too busy shielding the ball, i usually tend to lose control of it. I'm afraid its not just a mental issue but also my chest work. My chest control causes the ball to bounce back to my nose level before i control it right before it touches the floor.
This is simply more practice at killing the balls movement and getting the technique so perfect you don't even have to think about it, so you can afford time to think about sheilding and getting to the ball, also heading the ball isn't always a bad idea