Ball Mastery Moves Index

 

TOE TAPS (50 touches)

BASIC ROLLS (10 each foot)
1) Inside Roll - Roll the ball across your body from outside to inside with the inside and sole of the foot and stop the ball with the inside of the other foot.
2) Outside roll - Roll the ball across your body from inside to outside with the outside and sole of the foot and stop the ball with the inside of the same foot.

BELL TOUCHES (50 touches) 
Step up and down to pass ball between feet. Ball is passed between the feet with very soft, light touches.
Be sure weight is forward on balls of feet. With each step you should be coming down on your toes first; then your heels.
Knees stay bent at all times.
Move the ball forward and backward.
Be sure you are stepping up and down; not sideways.
Work at getting a comfortable rhythm.

FOUNDATION SKILLS (10 each)
1) Inside-Outside - Tap ball with the inside of the right foot across your body, tap with the outside of the left foot, then inside with the left foot and finish with outside of right.
2) Triangles - Tap forward with your right foot, pull back towards you with the sole of your left foot, then tap towards your right foot with the inside of your left. Repeat starting with opposite foot.
3) Vee - push ball forward and slightly to the outside right with inside of right, pull back and across your body with sole of right foot, then push ball forward and slightly to the outside left with inside of left, and pull back and across your body with sole of left foot.

PULL-BACK SKILLS
Do sequence with one foot then switch (4 times each foot )
1) Pull, Instep Push - Push ball forward and pull it back with the sole, then tap ball forward with the instep of the same foot.
2) Pull a Vee - Push the ball forward and pull it back with the sole of the foot while turning and then take the ball with the inside of the same foot.
3) Pull & Take with Outside of foot - Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole then push the ball diagonally forward with the outside of the foot.
4) Pull & Roll Behind - Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole of the foot then pass the ball behind the standing leg with the inside of the foot. Control the ball with the sole of the other foot.

TURNS:
From moderate speed turn 180 degrees and explode/accelerate for 3 touches. Then bring it back down to a moderate pace for the next turn (4 times each foot)
1) Pull Turn - Push ball forward with one foot and pull it back with the other while turning toward ball and take the ball in the opposite direction with the outside of the first foot.
2) Drag-Back - Push ball forward with one foot and pull it back with the same foot while turning toward (and with) the ball. As you complete your turn, drop your foot from the top of the ball and take the ball in the opposite direction with the inside of the drag-back foot.
3) Inside Chop - Push ball forward, move past ball and turn toward ball and take it with the inside of the foot in the opposite direction. 
4) Outside-Cut - Push ball forward, move past ball and turn toward ball while taking it with the outside of the foot in the opposite direction.
5) Cruyff - Push the ball forward, fake kick with inside of foot, but instead pull ball behind the standing leg and change directions.
6) Stepover Turn – Push ball forward, step over ball with one foot in the following manner:
The step begins from the outside and moves across the body (Close the Gate fashion). The stepover foot plants alongside the ball with the outside of the stepover foot facing the ball and your legs are sort of crossed.
Next: Bring the back (non-stepover) foot all the way around to the back of the ball whilst pivoting on the stepover foot and turning 180 degrees in the direction toward the ball... Continue the flow of the motion and carry the ball away with the non-stepover foot. Accelerate to space.
7) Step-on Turn – While dribbling forward, Stop the ball with the sole of your foot (“stepping” on it) and allow your body’s momentum to carry you over to the back side of the ball.
Stop your own forward progress once on the other side of the ball with your body should now be in a sideways-on relation to the ball. With you now positioned between the ball and the (real or imagined) defender you have effectively shielded the ball.
With the outside of the foot which is now next to the ball, push accelerate and carry the ball back to the direction you came from and away from the defender.

TAKE-ON MOVES:
Explode/accelerate after the move for 3 touches. Then bring it back down to moderate pace for the next move (4 times each foot)
1) Hip Swivel - Fake with inside of one foot by swiveling hips toward ball, then reverse direction and take the ball with the inside of the other foot. Accelerate to space.
2) Roll-Touch  - While moving forward, pull ball across body with sole and touch in into space behind the defender with the inside of opposite foot. Accelerate to space.
3) Roll-Push  - While moving forward, pull ball across body with sole and take with outside of opposite foot. Accelerate to space.
4) Inside-Outside (Mathews) - Fake with inside of foot nudging ball by dipping shoulder, then take ball in the opposite direction with the outside of same foot. (explode)
5) Stepover – As covered above - With ball moving, stepover ball so ball is outside of stepover foot, turn and take the ball with the other foot.
6) Rivolino  – Begin as with the Stepover: The step begins from the outside and moves across the body (Close the Gate fashion). The stepover foot plants alongside the ball with the outside of the stepover foot facing the ball and your legs are sort of crossed. Next: Bring the back (non-stepover) foot up from behind and plant it next to the stepover foot. Next: With the outside of the stepover foot which is still next to the ball, push accelerate and carry to space.
7) Body Swerve - Fake with outside of one foot, step behind and take with outside of opposite foot. Accelerate to space.
8) Scissors - step in front of or over ball with one foot in the following manner: The step begins from the across the body and moves to the outside of the body (Open the Gate fashion). The motion is very similar to the Body Swerve motion – as though you were going to push it with the outside of the foot. The only real difference is that the fake comes over or in front of the ball rather than behind it.

The faking foot plants alongside the ball with the inside of the foot facing the ball and your legs wide open and you are rather straddling the ball. Next: Take the ball in the opposite direction with the outside of the other foot. Accelerate to space.

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