DRAGGING THE BALL - WINNING FOOT SKILLS 1 • SEMI-PRO
DRAGGING THE BALL - Winning Foot Skills 1 • Semi-Pro Coach Troy Edwards final foot skills progression completes a series of exercises for the semi-pro level athlete ... to best master complete foot dexterity with the ball. This pull back and push movement works by shielding the ball with your body in a cruyff turn-like motion. The ball starts in front of the players body, then using the soul of the foot dragging the ball back. Once the ball is behind your planting foot, the inside of your active foot pushes the ball in an L turn movement. The player then catches the ball with the soul of the other foot repeating the motion with a pull back and push. Always make sure the player is light on their feet for a quick reaction to catch the ball after each push behind the planting foot. It is essential that these foot skills are worked on a daily basis before your team training in a small space on or off the field.