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Soccer training – Ball Control - Backwards

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Soccer drill procedure

There is one sequence that we have not yet presented. If you combine the actions in the next step, e.g. head, knee, through below and catching on the back, your players will be able in the future to practice this as “home work” or individual occupation by themselves.

The action with the foot is the most difficult one, because the target surface of the ball is very small, making a precise vertical high kick difficult. There will be frustrating moments for the players and for you, but don’t give up: constant practice of the feel of the ball makes the skilled player, forms the technician.


The players without partner kick the ball from the foot over the head, traverse below the ball and catch it on the back with both hands.

In the pair version a player throws the ball, then a kick, traverse below and catch on the back.

Our puppets execute the sequence with a double kick, clearly increasing the degree of difficulty.


- Multiple kick
- Competition: who manages the most error-free attempts in series or within a given time?

Soccer coach tips

- Pay attention to action with both legs
- Players should not kick the ball too high.

Information: There are already more than 1,000 animations online at, as well as plenty of interesting articles by very well-known soccer experts.

If you don’t want to wait for the translations, you can take a look at The animations often speak for themselves.

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