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Dribbling

It is the ability of any gifted player to beat opponents by means of close ball techniques in tight situations creating space for a pass, shot for himself or a team-mate. dribbling can be an asset when performed correctly. Objectives of Dribbling are to creates space, by beating a challenging opponent and takes him out of his defensive line or position. It creates numerical advantages. It also unsettles defensive patterns of opponents.

Selection

  • A combination of foot and body movements
  • Foot Turning
  • Dribbling with the inside or outside foot - taking the weight off the ball( shielding it through)
  • Dribbling with a combination of foot movements - J.J Okocha turns.
  • Hooking actions - Stopping and turning
  • Dragging the ball
  • Steps over - Ronaldhino/ Brazilian stepovers

Technique

  • Bring ball under control
  • Approach opponent not at top speed
  • trick (unbalance) the opponent using body feints or foot movements
  • Move up a gear and do not let opponent get too close
  • Take a defender out of his defensive line( wrong foot him, take him out)
  • Accelerate into space quickly

Key Factors

  • Be aggressive, develop positive attitude
  • First touch on the ball (close control or shield ball)
  • Change angle at the ball when a defender is about to intercept o tackle you.

Defensive Heading

  • Normally while under attacking pressure, defenders go for power, height, width and distance to relieve pressure.

Technique

  • Get into position quickly
  • Attack the ball at its highest point
  • Jump off the back foot, arch the back
  • Use the strong neck muscle( Jack-Knife) action
  • Correct contact of the ball is the bottom half of the ball to get height, distance and width
  • Use arms for balance

 
Intermediate Soccer Programme
Dribbling
Heading
Individual and group defending
Man to man marking and zonal marking

Ball handling

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