COE (SA) Ball Mastery

  • Organisation

    Space large enough to house all players (see diagram) 

  • Process

    1.) Players move freely within designated play area and work on indicated skills 

    2.) Start slow to build a rhythm and look to increase the tempo/intensity as they begin to get more comfortable with each movement

    3.) Encourage players to drive the ball with more pace if there is open space especially when coming out of the "tight area"

    VARIATIONS (choose 4-6) :

    - Toe Taps
    - Bell Touches
    - Forward/Back Bell touches and/or Toe Taps
    - In - Out (1-foot)
    - In - Out (Alternating Feet)
    - Side Rollover
    - Push/Pull
    - V-Turn to Same Foot (Inside)
    - V-Turn to Same Foot (Outside)
    - V-Turn to Opposite Foot (Inside)
    - V-Turn to Opposite Foot (Outside)

  • Tip


    Improve ball feeling and ball manipulation with different surfaces of the foot

    - Head up to analyze play area
    - Accuracy of movements before speed of movement 
    - If there is space - drive the ball quickly
    - Keep the ball close in tighter spaces 

Training Set:





10 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Individual training

Skill Level:


Author: Bryan Cadiz

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