Dribbling like a pro.
We want to help you understand the most basic and fundamental ways to start your soccer development. Lets talk about the 5 main components to develop in soccer:
Dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and juggling.
They are all very important, and we will discuss all of them. In this article we want to emphasize the importance of Dribbling, since to us, it is the principal skill to develop if you are new to soccer.
First of all, what is dribbling?
It is the player’s ability to manipulate the ball and prepare to execute different skills and techniques, such as passing or shooting. Dribbling is one of the most essential techniques in soccer and most of the Pro Players, if not all are known for having great handling of the ball.
The main objective of Dribbling, is to create confidence and familiarity between the player and the ball. Practicing this skill will give players the ability to hold the ball closer, quickly change directions, move the ball away from defenders, create opportunities to score and keep their head up for awareness, increasing the players ability to scan the field while having the ball close.
If you are a coach or a parent, this is the first skill that any player should master in order to play the game. Usually, professional academy teams focus on dribbling and 1on1 skills from ages 4-10 to get them use to controlling the ball in pressured situations.
We have created this GREAT VIDEO for you to MASTER YOUR DRIBBLING SKILLS. (Keep in mind these dribbling videos are for players to keep close control over the ball.) We highly recommend practicing these drills at home everyday, so you can see massive improvement in a short period of time. We also know, lots of questions might pop up from applying these drills, so do not hesitate in contacting us with yours by leaving a comment below!