TIKI TAKA OF TOUCHES - WINNING FOOT SKILLS 3 • AGES 10-13
Former US National Champion, Eric De Sousa teaches a drill on Tiki Taka Touches. Player starts by using one foot touching the ball with the ... outside and then the inside of the same foot, then immediately going into the outside then inside of the other foot keeping the ball on the same lateral line. Once given the visual cue from the coach, the player will move gradually forward to the line and then, at the second cue, he will slowly move back. Once hitting the line where the player started, they burst forward using a positive touch into space and finish by taping the ball in the goal. While using this tougher foot skill technique, the player must keep their eyes up for good visual awareness in possession of the ball. It is important for them to remain light on their feet by staying off of their heels and always having a relaxed upper body while in control of the ball. This drill is a great way to warm up for any practice, no matter what subject is to follow. Practice 3-5 times per week for 5-10 minutes to build full foot dexterity.