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Outside foot power close – Control

Outside foot power close ball control.

Individual Skills Library.

1. Use a wall, any other rebound surface or a partner (to pass to you).

2. Get very close to the wall or partner (within 3 metres).

3. Strike the ball against the wall using your laces (the important thing is not actually which surface you use to strike the ball but the fact that you strike it hard so that it rebounds very quickly).

4. When the ball rebounds to you, react quickly and control it with the outside of your foot (aim to cushion the ball so that it stops just at the side of your body so you could potentially make an immediate pass). Repeat the process of striking the ball against the wall and controlling the rebound.

5. Use the outside of your right foot only for a period of time, then use the outside of your left foot only and finally move on to using the outsides of both feet alternately to control the ball each time it rebounds to you.

6. Put yourself under pressure by staying close to the wall (or your partner) – this will test your reactions and touch. If you are testing yourself, you won’t be able to control the ball perfectly every time. Enjoy the struggle!

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