Pull Push Inside - Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9

Pull Push Inside - Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9

This drill builds on the Pull Push Inside (Static Ball Control Drills for U6-U7). This time the player jumps on the support foot while doing the exercise.

Tutorial

When starting with the right foot:

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

  1. Stand behind the ball (ball before right foot).
  2. Reach for the ball with the ball of the right foot.
  3. Pull the ball back.
  4. Jump on the support foot (left foot).
  5. Lift the foot of the ball to bring it in position to push the ball forward.
  6. Push the ball forward with the inside of the right foot.
  7. Jump on the support foot (left foot).
  8. Continue steps 2-7.

Things to watch out for:

  1. Don't stand rigid on the legs but flex the knees a bit.
  2. Bend the knee a bit more on kicking the ball forward. This will help to keep the balance.
  3. Keep a straight line at all times.
  4. Don't turn the support foot inward but open up the hips to get a 90┬░ angle of the kicking foot in order to kick the ball forward.
  5. Jump on the support foot for every action of the other foot (pull and push).

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