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Dribbling Soccer Drills

Below are listed general key coaching points for soccer dribbling technique.  These should be taught alongside the dribbling coaching points listed in the drills and activities:

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Key Coaching Points

  • Low centre of gravity in a crouched position.
  • Eyes focused on the ball and also the opponents feet (if close).
  • Head up when possible to assess the field and options.
  • Assess the defenders position to determine necessary attacking lines and opportunities for feints/tricks.
  • Soft touches, generally with the outside of the foot when travelling as speed.
  • Arms out for balance.
  • Maintain the ball close if dribbling, or larger push away touches if 'running with the ball'.