This soccer dribbling drill will help to improve close ball control when dribbling and will improve turning pace when in control of the ball.
Good dribbling is an important attribute to have in soccer. Players must be able to maintain good, close, ball control when moving with the ball as this makes it a lot harder for defenders to tackle and win the ball off you.
To start this drill you will need:
- 5 or more cones or markers.
- A soccer ball
- A timer (optional)
What you will do is firstly, place the markers in a straight line, leaving about 2 to 3 yards between each one.
The aim of this drill is to basically dribble the ball from start to finish, weaving in and out of the cones.
Do this slowly at first but as you get more confident, pick the pace up and try to do it faster.
Use both feet to control the ball if you are confident with your weaker foot and dont get discouraged if your dribbling is heavy, you will get better with practice.
Once you start getting better, you can move the cones closer together to make it harder for yourself. This drill helps you get better at shifting weight in order to beat defenders.
Being able to move left, then right in quick succession can play a key factor in being able to take on defenders and create room for yourself.