Best U9 Youth Soccer Moves | #92 – Dribbling/Moves/Ball Control



The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.

Move #92 – Ball Control / Dribbling / Moves

There are very few drills in this list of Top Soccer Moves, but “Minefield” is a fantastic drill to develop Dribbling, Moves, and Ball Control.

“Minefield” specifically focuses on Chop Dribbling. 

Chop Dribbling will let you advance the ball yet maintain possession in crowded space. 

Chop Dribbling will let you move into the best position to pass or score in front of a crowded goal box

Dribbling is the primary component needed to develop command of a soccer ball.  This is where 1v1 excellence begins.

“Minefield” specifically focuses on Inside Cut / Outside Cut / Double Touch / Pull Back / Pull Push Behind / The V.  

Forget the complicated and crazy moves you see on Youtube and instead focus on the basics.  These moves aren’t flashy, but they are effective. 

Make them your bread and butter.  Practice them repeatedly until you can execute them in a game without thinking about it.  When combined with skilled dribbling, mastery of these moves will take your 1v1 skills to a new level

Dribble at an opponent and do a simple Double Touch right around him.  When a defender attempts a tackle pull The “V” and move away

And don’t forget the Inside Cut and Outside Cut.  These are the most basic moves in soccer, but also the most effective.  Watch the greatest soccer players in the world and you will see the Inside and Outside Cut used multiple times through a match

Ball Control
“Minefield” specifically focuses on Bobbles Moving / Roll Touch / Forward Touch / Toe Taps Moving.  

The biggest benefit to developing strong Ball Control skills is it allows you the ability to dominate the ball in tight spaces.  There are many great soccer players – who are fast, have a great shot, or can pass like no one else on the team – that simply lose it under heavy pressure.  The best players, however, are able to work in tight spaces and not lose possession

Ball Control moves give you the ability to manipulate the ball with every part of your foot – laces, sole, inside and outside foot.  Mastery of these techniques will make you a great ball handler in tight spaces.     

Ball Control is the most under-taught and under-practiced of all the core skills needed for a developing soccer player.  Players at all levels should work on these skills as often as possible.  Practice them over and over until you can complete them at a high rate of speed.


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