This package contains all the video series on this website for junior soccer:
Junior Ball Skills - Fundamentals
Junior Ball Skills - Moves To Use In A Game
Junior Ball Skills - Improve Your First Touch
These videos contain technical exercises that players of all skill levels can work on. Recommended for players aged 5-14.
Make sure you get a feel for the ball between your feet. Challenge yourself to perform this exercise without looking straight down at the ball - this forces you to get a real feel for the ball with your feet.
This will be the base exercise for this series so it is important to feel comfortable mo...
Push the ball out in front of you and stop the ball with the sole of your foot. You want to be able to turn when you do this while remaining in control of the ball and your body. This is a basic turn that allows you to change direction with the ball.
Follow along with this exercise and see if you can keep control of the ball. This drill uses all of the exercises that you have learnt in this series so far! You can perform this drill every day to improve your close ball control!
Skill 1 - Stanley Matthews (Big Toe - Little Toe)=
This move, named after Stanley Matthews, is a great move to deceive an opponent while you are on the ball. For this move to be used effectively, drop your shoulder and exaggerate your movement to the side you are faking to go (the side you go when you touch the ball with your big toe), then push ...
This is a common skill soccer players use to deceive their opponents. With this skill, you are faking to take the ball with your foot and instead stepping over the ball with your foot and taking the ball in the opposite direction.
This turn is different to the step over. This skill requires you to step over the ball in the opposite direction (with the inside of your foot first) and then take the ball in the opposite direction with your other foot.
Start with the ball in your hands. Throw the ball roughly 10 feet above your head. As the ball comes down, try to control the ball with your foot so the ball lands gently at your feet. Use both feet and throw the ball even higher to challenger yourself!
Find a wall you can pass against. Take a touch to control the ball then pass with the same foot. Use the inside of your foot.
Perform 5 passes with your right foot then change and use 5 passes with your left foot.