Ball technique combinate with step over

  • Organisation

    Two players start at opposite cones. 1 ball
  • Process

    The player with ball passes the ball to the opposing player. When the player in possession passes, the player awaiting the pass makes a short dummy run towards the ball so that he receives the ball approx. level with the cone. The player takes the ball with his right foot and flicks the ball behind his standing leg to his left foot. His next touch is with his left foot and should move the ball into the right position to complete a stepover. The player starts the stepover with his right foot and then passes back to the opposing player with his left foot. The exercise then continuously follows this pattern. The direction of the drill should be changed every 3 - 5minutes so that the control and stepover are completed with the left foot and the pass with the right foot.
  • Tip

    - The pass must be hit on the ground, be precise and be struck with the correct foot. - The dummy movement should take place at the same time as the player passes. - The dummy movement should be in a sidewards direction - The control and the flick onto the other foot, behind the standing leg, should be done with the instep. This should all be done in one, fluid movement. The player’s foot should be moved towards the oncoming ball. The player should move his foot away from the ball, slightly slower than the pace of the ball, just before the ball arrives at his foot. The ball can now be controlled slowly and lead with the instep. - Because of the complexity of the skill, the passes should not be hit too hard for groups with a lower skill level. (e.g. beginners or children). - Make sure that the stepover after the backheel is completed correctly (the stepover is a body trick, that means that the player should deliberately swerve his body sidewards to influence the movement of his imaginary opponent. - It should be the aim to complete this combination of skills, coordination and concentration techniques as quickly as possible.
  • Field size

    6 x 15 meters
  • Cone margins

    15 meters


Ball control, Feinting/trick dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [One touch passes, Short passing, Inside of the foot passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Inside of the foot]


Speed of movement with ball, Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger

Training Set:



U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


15 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [2 players, 3 players, 4 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Training in pairs

Participating Players:

Whole team


Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Indoor, Forest/meadow, Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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