Technique of Heading

Attacking Heading

What:    Heading the ball down for a shot at goal or as a pass to keep possession.

Where: All portions of the field but primarily in the middle and attacking third. Continue reading

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The Three Ways to Technically Dribble the Ball

The Three Ways to Technically Dribble the Ball

 

Push the Ball

What: Pushing the ball with either the inside, outside, or instep (shoelaces) of the foot

Why: Most natural and easiest way to dribble the ball

How: Lightly step through the ball with the kicking surface of the foot.

 
 
Rolling the Ball

What: Rolling the ball with the bottom of the front of the foot

Why: This touch changes directions while giving the opponent a deceptive visual sign that the ball is being stopped.

When: While under pressure

How:

  • Step 1: Bring the foot up and over the ball
  • Step 2: Roll the ball in the direction desired
  • Step 3: Accelerate away with a push or cut touch

Cutting the Ball

What: Chopping the foot down on the side of the ball to change directionWhy: The quickest way to change direction while giving deception that a shot or long pass is coming

Why: The quickest way to change direction while giving deception that a shot or long pass is coming

When: While under pressure

How:

  • Step 1: Bring the knee and foot up; close to the manner a long strike is approached.
  • Step 2: Turn the foot so that the instep (shoelaces) are perpendicular to the ground.
  • Step 3: Bring the foot down quickly making contact with the ball away from the center.
  • Step 4 Accelerate away

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