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Soccer DRILLS * How to Dribble with Your Head Up ~ Online Soccer Academy


What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared Montz
former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. Todays soccer drills we are learning how to
dribble with your head up. These fundamental soccer skills will be good practice for beginner
and advanced players. This week’s OSA video is presented by Senda
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announce the ball winner in their monthly giveaway and that could be you! Lots of players message me saying, “I need
to learn how to look up when I take a touch dribbling a ball. Soccer Training. I’m looking
down at the ball when I take a touch.” Soccer Coaching The truth is you are supposed to look down
at the ball when you take a touch. Even pros are looking at the ball when they take a touch.
Coaching Youth Soccer. The difference is they don’t look down when the ball is out in front
of them a bit. Soccer Skill. That is when they are scanning the field. Key Points: How to Coach Soccer
Key Point 1. Look down when you take a touch to dribble. Soccer Drill Key Point 2. Look up when the ball is in front
of you a step or two. This means you can take a step or two before you need to take your
next touch. This, not this Key Point 3. Glance up with your eyes, don’t
fling your whole head up. This, not this. Key Point 4. Do not stare at the field. A
quick look and your mind will take mental pictures of the field. Key Point 5. It’s a balance. When dribbling
it will be a balance between looking down at the ball and glancing up to the see the
field. Equipment Needed: You need a ball and two
cones. Exercise Player Can Do: Drills for Youth Soccer
We have two Soccer training drills you can do. First, set up two cones about 15-20 yards
apart. Dribble to the first cone and back at a regular jog pace practicing your looking
up technique. This is not fitness; focus on your technique, do not focus on going as fast
as you can. Rest a few seconds between each rep. After
5 times rest for a minute. Then do 5 more reps and increase your dribbling speed. The second youth soccer drills we can do is
dribbling laps around the field. Simply dribble your ball around the field at a relaxed pace
practicing your looking up technique as you go. While dribbling the length of the field
increase your speed for 15 seconds at a time and then slow back down. Do one lap or a few
laps, you be the judge. This is good for cardio fitness with the ball too. Sounds tedious but exercises like these greatly
improved my touch and vision while dribbling. It will feel like the ball is glued to your
foot as you start to master this. Make soccer drills for kids like these part
of your warm up. It’s good to practice fundamentals. What Player Could Be Doing Wrong: Youth Soccer
If you feel like you can’t see what’s in front of your or you are feeling very rushed then
you are not looking up or not looking up high enough. Do not just look up a few feet in
front of you, make sure you look up and see the field. Bonus Tip! How to Coach Youth Soccer
For tips on dribbling for speed technique watch our Online Soccer Academy video titled
“How to Dribble a Soccer Ball”. Ending: Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer
Academy training video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and don’t forget
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Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked for you? My name is Jared
Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything
in life is possible! Believe in it®!

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