Ball Mastery: Development of Fast Footwork

A 1 on 1 training activity to combine dribbling, quick feet combinations & turning

Set Up

  • 15 mins
  • 1 player
  • 1 ball
  • 1 bib
  • 5 cones
  • 5 m x 5 m area

Set – Up:

  • Player leaves starting cone and dribbles towards central cone. Once at central cone, player takes 5 quick touches with inside of feet and dribbles to next outside cone. The player takes 5 quick touches with inside of feet before returning to central cone to repeat. The player continues to alternate between the outside and central cones (executing 5 quick touches with insides at each cone) before returning to starting position
  • As a progression, player can execute different technical moves at cones ie 5 toe taps
  • Player can challenge themselves by recording their timed score (in seconds) for executing 5 quick touches with insides of feet at each of the cones

Key Coaching Points

  • Close control – keep ball distance 1 step away
  • Knees and body relaxed
  • Multiple touches to retain control
  • Quick feet at cone – make contact on top half of ball