10 of Greatest simple dribbling drills
Dribbling drills are vital to the development of any player, they increase ball awareness (control), the touch, and body control (muscle development and memory). These few dribbling drills will guaranteed to make a significant improvements to any game, from U8 and upwards.
- Drill #1 Toe tapping in between legs: Begin standing still, then moving forward then backwards. Encourage many quick touches. Focus On: Mixture of short and wide touches also gradually speed up pace going forward and backwards.
- Drill #2 Sole tapping: Rolling of ball forward and backwards. Focus on: body and ball control, speed last.
- Drill #3 Tap and Pull back: Tap the ball in between the legs a couple of times then pull back to change the direction your are facing then repeat Focus On: Also body and ball control, speed last.
- Drill #4 Tap, drag and behind: Tap ball between two feet, then roll back and behind the planted foot. Focus On: Gradually widen motions, quickness.
- Drill #5 Drag Push: Drag the ball back underneath you then push with the other foot, ball should be making a V motion. Focus On: Gradually widen motions, controlled touch forward
- Drill #6 Opposite Foot Drag and Push: Use the foot the ball is not in front of to drag back the ball then tap forward,V motion,repeat. Focus On: Good feel of the ball, ball control, quickness.
- Drill #7 Drag, Tap, Push Drill: Set up several cone in a single line, about 2 feet apart. Ball starts off between first set of cones, player starts in front of ball. Player should drag the ball out from in between the cones, then tap with the same foot the ball in the direction of the other set of cones, then with the other foot push it in between the other set of cones, shift over and repeat dragging the ball back with from between the his toe with foot. Focus On: Good feel of the ball, ball control, quickness.
- Drill #8 Inside Cut Drill: Set up two cones about 12 feet apart. Dribble the ball to each cone, he key is to sharply cut the ball with the inside foot towards the other cone, focus on one foot then the other. Focus On: Sharp cuts, gradually increasing pace.
- Drill #9 Outside Cut Drill: Same deal as Tip# 8 only with the cut comes from the outside foot. Make sure both feet are worked on Focus On: Sharp cuts, gradually increasing pace.
- Drill #10 Fake With Step Over: Dribble forward then use one step over to fake, then push the ball forward with the other foot in the other direction. You can add a second step over move eventually. Focus On: Quickness, While running at a high pace, Sharp turns