Soccer Drill Demonstration


Objective: To successfully use different surfaces to control the ball in an unopposed practice.


  • Mark out a 20 x 20 area.
  • Split the players into pairs.
  • Players then spread around the outside of the area with their partner on the inside.
  • To begin, players are stationary and play two touch by controlling the ball before passing back.
  • Players remain stationary whilst working on control and aerial control (chest, thigh, head).
  • Get in line with the ball.
  • Select an appropriate controlling surface.
  • Show surface to control the ball.
  • Withdraw surface to reduce impact.
  • Angle of body to turn.

Drill tags: aerial control, control, controlling, football, header, soccer

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