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In soccer with the word "Technique" we understand a group of skills, more or less complex, with which players communicate with the ball; the technique represents the capability of transmitting or absorbing, through our body, a certain quantity of energy to be able to control it and direct it into different situations

Game art is squeezed and recognized in the connection between the player and the ball that is translated into the aquisition of certain abilities in order to achieve maximum expertise in managing the ball. Such abilities are tightly related to motor capacities and our body becomes the only mean to transfer and put into practice our technique

Technical skills in soccer are divided into:

  • Throw
  • Receive
  • Dribbling
  • Contrast
  • Heading the ball
  • Take a throw-in
  • Stop
Each of these contains itself multiple objectives during the game and various execution modalities. Coaches, by constantly observing their players must choose the skills to be stimulated, taught or corrected with the aim of improving the capacities of the players.
Ball driving is one of the key technical abilities in game, it represents a form of collaboration and communication between teammates that is often fundamental to manage and solve multiple situations.
Parts of the body used:
  • Foot:
    • Inside
    • Outside
    • Instep
    • Sole
Types of execution:
  • Linear
  • Control and exit
  • With a change in direction
  • With feints
  • Accelerating
Objectives and applications into the game:
  • Dribbling in speed
  • Dribbling protecting the ball and keeping it close 
  • Dribbling to avoid the opponent
  • Dribbling to overcome the opponent (And the goalkeeper)
In the proposed exercises players can become familiar with multiple situations and then get used to use and improve the skill so that it gets more efficient as time goes by. In this context the coach can try to individually correct their players, verifying each time the improvement level reached by their players.