Ball Control – Week 3 Day 6 – Creativity

In today’s drill we combine everything that we have worked on up to this point with an emphasis on fast, free space creativity. We will put in multi-direction inside and outside of the foot touches, reset variations, rolls, L’s, Cruyff’s and Elastico’s, and we will put them together in an open space where the player

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Ball Control – Week 3 Day 3 – L to Cruyff Reset

When we first got into soccer skill development we did what everyone does… find some cool drills on the internet and put them into our training sessions. We used popular drills, cone drills, 1v1 drills and anything else we could find. I am almost embarrassed to look back over the original programs we created 10

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Ball Control – Week 3 Day 2 – T Pattern L’s

As we get deeper into the Emerging Phase (Phase 3) we need to start integrating the complexity of the pattern with a strong focus on how quickly you can reposition the body around the ball. In this industry of soccer performance development, there is often a disconnect between the physical side of soccer skill (body control, footwork, speed,

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Ball Control – Week 2 Day 5 – Hesitations

Some players seem to have one speed…everything is as fast as possible. Other players are just the opposite, everything is smooth and rhythmic. We encourage our players to adjust their speed, or change the pace, within drills as they alternate between smooth and rhythmic (to gain control), and quick and explosive (to gain separation). A

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