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How do I learn to do tricks and play like Messi?

I want to know how to go around a person cross them and shoot I want to learn the control dirribling and more but I just can't can you help me

Hi Adam,

Lionel Messi is obviously one of the best players to ever play the game and to aspire to him is the first step in being like him!

He practiced, practiced and practiced his dribbling skills and still looks to improve even now. First of all, before diving straight in to do tricks, it's important to develop an excellent level of control when running with the ball. Practice dribbling with both feet and learn to understand how your body movements as well as you feet can improve your dribbling skills. 

Leo Messi often beats a player purely by just faking with his body with exceptional balance. Therefore don't try and do things too fancy straight away, practice your balance and control and the skills will then come!

Use this drill as a perfect chance to do exactly that.

I hope this helps!

Dribble Maze

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Description:

Skills dribbling - players dribble with the ball to the first cone which they should then run around in an anti-clockwise direction.

They then run to the second cone and run around this one in an anti-clockwise direction as well.

From this point players run through the two gates before running from the near right to far left cone, along the back edges of the blue cones (far left to far right) and finally around the near left cone before dribbling back to the touchline.


Coaching Points:

Look for close ball control at all times.

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