Take Double Sidestep Stop - Dynamic Ball Mastery Drills for U8-U9

Take Double Sidestep Stop - Dynamic Ball Mastery Drills for U8-U9

Tutorial

This drill builds on the Take Sidestep (Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9) and the Take Sidestep (Dynamic Ball Mastery Drills for U8-U9).

When starting with the right foot:

(Switch left and right below when starting with the left foot)

  1. Take the ball with the outside of the laces of the right foot.
  2. Jump behind the ball with the left foot.
  3. Recoil on the left foot to jump behind the ball with the right foot.
  4. Put your weight on the right foot which is now the support foot in order to change direction.
  5. Take the ball on a 45┬░ angle with the left foot.
  6. Stop the ball with a step on.
  7. Step 1-6 is the same for the other direction.

Things to watch out for:

  1. Take the ball, don't kick it.
  2. Perform the sidesteps as some kind of skating motion.
  3. This drill/move requires flexibility in the joints to absorb and release the energy to change direction.
  4. The body should be used as well.

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