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How to Dribble a Soccer Ball

Learn how to dribble a soccer ball from Coach Frank Hauser in this Howcast soccer video.


Dribbling in soccer, of course, is a lot of fun. However, as it is a team sport, you want to keep the time of your dribble as short as possible. So it's more about passing and moving.

But once we're into dribbling we have to, of course, talk about a few things. How to do it right.

A few things that many players do wrong once they've started off dribbling a soccer ball is they use both feet on the way forward. They zigzag. They use their inside more than their outside.

But it's rather the outside of the foot, the shoe laces, the outside of the shoe laces to touch the ball, and keep the ball on the outside of your body rather than in front of you. And basically, make sure you stay on one line while moving forward.

It's rather the speed that you can develop towards your dribbling than zigzagging and trying to get more control with both feet on the ball.

So keep the ball on the sides, outside your body.

Use the outside of your foot. Either the left one or the right one. Try not to shift the feet too much.

If you have to make corrections, of course, use the inside of the foot. Of course, use the left foot, but stick to one foot. And rather speed up or have have more touches with the same foot.

That's the basic idea of dribbling. I hope that helps.

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