Soccer drills that focus on dribbling the ball may not always excite your kids. But these skills are vital to improving ball control skills that can make a difference between scoring a goal and getting stripped.
This video shows simple back and forth drills to dribble the soccer ball. Each pass shows you how to use a different part of the foot. You can dribble with the inside of the foot, the outside of the foot, the laces, and stepping over the ball.
Once you get the basic “feel” of dribbling the ball with different parts of the foot you can then begin to experiment with changing your speed. Changing direction by using different parts of the foot and mixing up your speed of your dribble can be a formidable asset to your offense and defense on the soccer field.
Now that you have seen all the skills, what can you do to make it fun for your kids? How about making it a contest? You can challenge the kids to count how many touches they have in 60 seconds. You can see who can get from one side of the field to the other the fastest. You can put a couple of defenders in the middle of the field to challenge the kids to use different parts of the foot, speed, and direction to avoid the defenders. Leave your ideas in the comments below the video.