Purpose

Players practice dribbling the ball using all four surfaces of the foot – inside, outside, laces and bottom.

Setup

  • Mark off an area about 15 yards wide by 20 yards long.
  • Player lines up along one of the ends of the marked off area.
Players work on controlling the ball with all four surfaces of the foot.

How it Works

  1. Coach blows his whistle.
  2. Player dribbles the ball from one end line to the other.
  3. Then turn around and go back.
  4. Use the following order when dribbling – outside of the foot, inside of the foot, laces (foot under ball) and bottom (foot on top of ball).
  5. Run the drill for 10 minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • You could also have the players call out which technique they are using to kick the ball – “outside,” “inside,” “laces,” “bottom.”
  • Players should be using controlled touches – you don’t want players going down the pitch with one big kick. You want them to learn to possess and control the ball.