Skillful dribbling allows you to control the movement of a soccer ball to maintain an advantage over the opponent. This skill is used to perform several actions in the game, including due to a breakthrough of the defender, handling the ball in a limited space or moving forward at maximum speed in an open field. Various exercises performed solo or with partners can help you improve your dribbling.
The more experienced you use different areas of your leg - the sole, stand, ball or outer edges - the more control you can influence the ball during dribbling. Perform an exercise in which you "dance" with the ball. For example, constantly tap or touch the top of the ball with your toes or the ball of your foot. Change legs by tapping, making the ball in different directions. When you move, try to develop a rhythm. Stretch your arms out to keep your balance. To advance the exercise, create patterns with ball movements, such as a square, a triangle, or even your own initials.
Zigzag around the cones
Perform exercises to help you develop the agile dribbling that Lionel Messi from Argentina does to catch up with his opponents. For example, join another player after placing six to eight cones on the field and the distance between them is two yards in one line. While your partner is training in place, start from the first cone and swing the zigzag pattern in and out of the cones as quickly as possible. When you finish running, pass the ball to your partner. Continue in turn until each of you completes 20 repetitions. If you knock down a cone, think that this is a mistake. One point estimate for each run is error free. To increase the difficulty, limit the distance between the cones to one yard or arrange the cones randomly.
Maneuver for possession
Work with a partner to hone your ability to protect the ball, as well as swim under pressure and direct your head into the open. For example, create a grid measuring 20 by 30 yards. At your discretion or with the call of your coach, try to save the ball while your partner tries to steal it from you. Imagine a coincidence. If your partner manages to steal the ball, or the ball goes beyond the opposite roles. Change your pace often and take a step toward open space to evade your partner. Play 5-10 rounds, each lasting 30 seconds, and rest for 30 seconds between each round. To increase difficulty, increase the duration of the round to one minute.
Pick up speed
Dribbling speed is a key skill that allows you to create an attacking advantage on the field. Partner with two other players to complete a speed drill, which is structured as a relay race. Ask one player to start at the goal line while the third player is on the edge of the 18 yard line or penalty area. Start as quickly as possible, to the third player on the 18-yard line. Pass the ball to the third player and stay in place. He must return to the second player who is on the goal line. Then the second player must hit the ball to the 18 yards line to complete the first cycle. Continue this cycle until all three of you have completed 20 lengths. If you lose control of the ball while dribbling or transferring the ball to another player, consider it a mistake. For each length punched without error, score one point. To increase the difficulty level, increase the distance of each leg of the race to 30 yards or increase the number of cycles that you spend.
Keeping the ball in motion in close proximity to the foot allows the player to unexpectedly change the direction of the ball at an angle of up to 90 degrees, which makes it possible to perform maneuvers unexpected for the opponent, successfully circling the defender. This change in direction of the ball can be performed by both the inner and outer rib of the foot and even the sole. Dribbling allows the player who owns the ball to accelerate sharply from a place or, conversely, to stop abruptly after running, fully controlling the ball, and also perform various feints (deceptive movements).
All the stars of football - Pele, Maradona, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Messi - perfectly mastered football dribbling, expertly throwing the ball upside down, doing tricks and outlining the players of the opposing team. For a beginner soccer player, to master dribbling, it is recommended that you first perfectly master the ball technique with both your left and right foot.
Keeping the ball in basketball, as well as passing it, are the main technical elements of the game. The dribbling itself can be either high-speed, low, or combined.
Dribbling is a low-speed dribbling with the ball hiding it from the opponents with the body, shoulder or free hand. Often when dribbling is used not only the ball in front of you, but also the ball behind the back, between the legs, the use of unexpected turns when touching the opponent.
Typically, when dribbling the ball, they only touch with your fingertips, as close to the ground as possible, with unexpected changes in the pace of the ball. Because of this, it’s difficult for the opponent to intercept the ball, and for the dribbler, the opportunities for a pass, throw or pass are opened.
Some of the most famous basketball dribbling masters are Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, Tony Parker.
Water Polo Dribbling
In water polo, dribbling is a technique in which a player swims with a crawl and the ball is driven with his forehead or nose. Or the ball is driven by a nasal wave and adjusted using the head.
Unlike the usual rabbit, in water polo the head rises high above the head so that the player can see everything that is happening in front of him. In this case, the stroke range becomes somewhat shorter, and their frequency is greater. More frequent strokes allow you to constantly control the ball. The swimming speed in this case should not differ from the swimming speed without a ball.