Dribbling & Vison

DRIBBLING

TACTICS

 

-There must be space to the side and behind the defender

-if a DEF commits with one leg, it is called “diving in”. Pull the ball to the side (preferably to the side of the leg he committed with) and explode fwd.

-if a DEF commits with his hips square, it is called “flat”. Pull the ball to the side (dble touch) and explode fwd.

-if DEF commits to your side, pull the ball back and away w/ sole and explode twrd the area the DEF came from

 

NOTES:

 

FLAT DEFENSE

-Sense the foot that is taking the weight and cut that way.

-push ball behind the DEF in the direction he is least prepared to run.

 

DEFENSE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOU

-if the DEF is catching up or beyond your hip line, feint w/ your shoulders that you’re going fwd and cut back and into the space the DEF just ran thru.

 

KEY FACTORS: short steps, knees bent, playing ball behind DEF, lift it over tackling leg, change your speed

 

VISION

-The attacker should always have hip facing twds the center and goal on the field. In the attacking 3rd, hips should be facing the goal before the ball arrives.

-Common mistakes from lack of vision are: thinking you’re under pressure when your not and thinking you’re not under pressure when you are.

-The advantage to good vision is speed of play: making decisions and acting before the defense can react

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