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Dribbling exercise using the inside and outside of the foot.

Inside and Outside Touches (One Foot)

This is a really simple dribbling drill where we just dribbling down to the cone and back. Use the inside and outside of our foot. Use the right foot to the far cone and our left foot coming back. Get as many touches on the ball as...

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Soccer Dribbling Exercise - Inside Outside Touches with Both Feet

Inside and Outside Touches (Both Feet)

The next progression from Inside / Outside Touches (1foot) is using both feet and alternating. Here are some key points: Zig zags can be nice and wide. Sequence is inside right foot,  outside left foot, inside left foot, outside...

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Bobby Burling doing lateral rolls with soccer ball

Dribbling Exercise: Lateral Rolls

In this video Bobby Burling is demonstrating a soccer dribbling exercise named lateral rolls. The coaching points for this exercise are: stay light on your feet use the sole of your foot to roll the ball as you get more comfortable...

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The pull back soccer turning skill

Turning Exercise: The Pull Back

In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates the Pull Back. This is a soccer skill that should be introduced at a young age. It gives players a  great skill for turning and changing directions with the ball. It also shows them a technique...

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Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique

Turning Exercise: The Chop

The Chop is another technique player use to quickly change directions and maintain control of the ball while also creating space from a defender. In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates this technique and explains in detail how to do it...

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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise

Turning Exercise: The Cruyff

Here is another move that is great for changing directions, maintaining ball control, and protecting the ball from defenders. Bobby Burling demonstrates how to do it in this video. Here are the coaching points: Coaching Points Use the...

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Soccer Turning Exercise the Hook and Pull

Turning Exercise: Hook and Pull

This soccer move is another technique used for changing directions quickly and with complete control of the ball. In this video Bobby Burling explains and demonstrates the Hook and Pull move. Coaching Points Shift weight to inside leg...

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Basic Soccer Passing Technique

Basic Passing Technique

Learn the basics of how to pass a soccer ball with this video demonstration from 10 year MLS veteran, Bobby Burling. In the video, Bobby explains and demonstrates the fundamentals of passing a ball. Main Coaching Points: Make sure your...

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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

Hey everybody, Bobby Burling here for soccerdrive.com. Today we are looking at some techniques for our first touch when receiving the pass. Again, a lot of things go into the preparation for that first touch. How is our body position?...

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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

This technique for receiving the ball on our first touch uses the outside of our foot. This is effective when you need to receive the ball and protect the ball from a defender. Use the outside of your foot to receive the ball to the...

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First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

This is another exercise to work on the first touch when receiving the ball. To set up place four cones in a small square as shown in the video. Each player should have a partner. In this drill we receive the ball and trap it with the...

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First Touch Soccer Drill - Outside Trap and Play

First Touch: Outside Trap and Play

This variation of the Trap and Play uses the outside of the foot to pay the ball. In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates how to trap the ball with the inside of the foot from outside the cones, the first touch brings the ball inside the...

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First Touch Soccer Drill: Inside Trap and Outside Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Outside Play

This is another variation of a first touch soccer drill. The ball is trapped with the inside of the foot and played with the outside surface of the same foot. Watch Bobby Burling demonstrate this first touch drill in this video. The...

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First Touch Soccer Drill: Trap, Roll, and Play

First Touch: Trap, Roll, and Play

In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates the Trap, Roll, and Play. This is another first touch techinique where you trap the ball with the sole of your foot outside the cones, roll the ball inside the cones, and play the ball with the...

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Trap Soccer Ball With Thigh

Trap Soccer Ball With Thigh

In this video demonstration, 10 Year Major League Soccer Veteran Bobby Burling demonstrates how to trap the soccer ball with your thigh. He notes that it is important to catch and drop the ball instead of popping the ball up like you are...

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Trap Soccer Ball With Chest

Trap Soccer Ball With Chest

Learn how to trap a soccer ball with your chest in this video tutorial! 10 Year Major League Soccer Vet Bobby Burling demonstrates how to properly trap a soccer ball with your chest. It is important to catch and drop the ball to the ground...

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Juggling a soccer ball

Basic Fundamentals: Juggling a Soccer Ball

In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates some keys on how to juggle a soccer ball. He starts with how to use the thighs and then progresses to the feet and other parts of the body. This is a great skill to work on any time becuase all you...

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Soccer Ball Throw-Ins

Basic Fundamentals: Soccer Throw-In

Bobby Burling demonstrates the fundamentals of a proper throw-in. The major focuses should be on your hand position (hands on each side of the ball, overhead) and foot position (both feet must be on the ground and behind the line). In this...

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Heading the Soccer Ball

Basic Fundamentals: Heading the Soccer Ball

In this video Bobby Burling demonstrates how to head a soccer ball. It is crucial that young players are taught the proper technique especially with the recent concerns about concussions. Here are the key coaching points: Coaching Points...

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