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BALL CONTROL

TRAINING

Ball control is the most important technique for all aspiring young football stars to master if they wish to become great. The idea is to get the ball under control at your feet as quickly as possible.

Control is linked closely to the teaching of responsibility to the team and teammates. It is a part of a broader process. This responsibility is taught with non-game items as well, things like bringing proper gear & water to practice, attendance, punctuality, treatment of teammates and paying attention.

Control on the field begins and ends off of the game day pitch. It is the element that we coaches can teach that lasts well past their time with us. Start to incorporate ball control into the game at an early age.

As the players are mentally ready to take on new responsibilities, give them. It's never too early to start. But start very simply and build from there. Good control of the ball is vital. Many parts of the body may be used, from the chest, thigh, calf... down to the different parts of the foot.


The higher up the body you receive the ball, the harder it is to control. Youngsters often complain when having to use the chest for control, but with a little practice, if done properly, it won't hurt. Start by bouncing the ball off the chest to get the feel of it. If you bend forward as the ball hits you, you will be able to guide the ball down to your feet.

It is very important to make a cushioning effect when you receive the ball. The ball may arrive at any height and at any speed, you must learn how to control it with any part of your body. Receive and turn with the ball so that you are facing away from the passer. It's a skill which should be done in one smooth motion.

Watch professionals (especially Brazil) and you'll see players do it almost all the time. Foot control skills in soccer include the first touch and close control using the inside, outside, top and bottom of the foot. A skillful first touch gives a player time and space in which to move with the ball or find the best pass. Players who let the ball run away from them are always under pressure, because they allow time for opponents to close them down, or even lose the ball completely.

Control with the foot when receiving the ball requires a soft touch in which the foot is withdrawn or 'gives' on contact.

The amount of 'give' depends on how quickly the ball is coming. Players should move to the ball, not wait for it to come to them, get into position early, and watch the ball carefully. The inside of the foot is the safest technique for receiving the ball. It is a safe method that allows the ball to be taken on the move, whereas the old fashioned method of trapping the ball with the sole (underneath) of the foot involves stopping the ball dead. Receiving the ball with the top of the foot and outside of the foot are more difficult skills, but the principles of relaxing and withdrawing the foot on impact are the same.

The higher up the body you receive the ball, the harder it is to control. Youngsters often complain when having to use the chest for control, but with a little practice, if done properly, it won't hurt. Start by bouncing the ball off the chest to get the feel of it. If you bend forward as the ball hits you, you will be able to guide the ball down to your feet.


It is very important to make a cushioning effect when you receive the ball. The ball may arrive at any height and at any speed, you must learn how to control it with any part of your body. Receive and turn with the ball so that you are facing away from the passer. It's a skill which should be done in one smooth motion.


Watch professionals (especially Brazil) and you'll see players do it almost all the time. Foot control skills in soccer include the first touch and close control using the inside, outside, top and bottom of the foot. A skillful first touch gives a player time and space in which to move with the ball or find the best pass. Players who let the ball run away from them are always under pressure, because they allow time for opponents to close them down, or even lose the ball completely.


Control with the foot when receiving the ball requires a soft touch in which the foot is withdrawn or 'gives' on contact.

The amount of 'give' depends on how quickly the ball is coming. Players should move to the ball, not wait for it to come to them, get into position early, and watch the ball carefully. The inside of the foot is the safest technique for receiving the ball. It is a safe method that allows the ball to be taken on the move, whereas the old fashioned method of trapping the ball with the sole (underneath) of the foot involves stopping the ball dead. Receiving the ball with the top of the foot and outside of the foot are more difficult skills, but the principles of relaxing and withdrawing the foot on impact are the same.




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