Covid-19 lockdown should not stop your child from learning the key football skills. Here are the top 5 football training drills that you can do to improve your child’s skills at home.

 

Group coaching are a key factor in building a child’s football skills. However, there are a few drills that we recommend a child to perform at home. 

 

Football Drill #1: Fast Feet

 

One of the key football skills that we encourage every child to practice at home is fast feet. 

  • Place the ball in between your feet
  • Slightly bend your knees
  • Knock the ball in between your feet as quickly as you can, using the instep.

 

This builds the necessary skills to control the ball in between feet.

 

Football Drill #2: Triangles

 

Another skill that encourage every child to learn and practice at home is triangles.

 

  • Start with the ball slightly in front of you
  • Drag the ball back with the sole of your right foot at an angle so your legs are shoulder width apart
  • Pass the ball across to your left foot using the instep of your right
  • Pass the ball forward at an angle with your left foot
  • Stop it with the sole of your right foot and continue the process
  • Do the same exercise but now start with your left foot

 

This helps in building strength and control in both feet.

 

Football Drill #3: Drag-Push

 

Drag push is a good skill to build control on the ball with your sole and front of the foot.

 

  • Ball starts in front of you, drag the ball back using the sole of your foot
  • Then, push the ball forward at a slight angle using your laces
  • Stop the ball with the sole of your other foot and quickly pull the ball back
  • Push it forward again at slight angle and continue the process.

This is particularly useful skills required to learn to pass the ball in between players.

 

Football Drill #4: Inside – Outside

 

  • Start with the ball slightly in front of you
  • Play the ball side-wards with the instep of one foot
  • With the other foot play the ball in the same direction with the outside of the foot
  • Then, use the inside of the same foot to pass the ball back in the opposite direction
  • With the other foot play the ball in the same direction with the outside of the foot
  • Use the inside of the same foot and continue the exercise

 

Football Drill #5: Fast Feet with Step Over

 

  • Knock the ball in between your feet as quickly as you can, using the instep
  • Once the ball has hit the inside of your right and let the left foot perform a step-over as the ball is moving
  • Once your foot reaches the outside of the ball again perform and fast feet repeat the step over with the left foot
  • Find your rhythm and make sure you are on the balls of your feet

Try these drills multiple times at home to perfect the skill. As they say,

 

“Practice makes the man perfect.”

 This proverb applies to most lines of trade but more so to football. Why? 

 

Football is all about learning the skills and then practice, practice and more practice. Did you know? Research shows that a child needs to perform a skill at least 75 times before they actually start to learn it. So, it goes without saying that practice is the biggest element in building football skills.

 

So, go ahead and try these drills. Share this blog with your friends and family so they can learn these skills too. Leave a comment below on how you get on!

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