Soccer is the most popular sport in the world today. Most people like to know how to dribble a soccer ball but don’t really know how. In this article, I’ll teach you how to dribble and the general art of dribbling itself. Dribbling is always very essential while playing soccer. It involves making advancements with the ball while making slight touches with your feet when the ball is close enough to your body so as not to lose possession. To dribble, a player can use both feet or one, but to comfortably control the ball, the player is supposed to contain the ball at a curvature between both feet.
Confidence is critical while dribbling and the art itself is always enhanced with speed. These two aspects should not confuse you while in possession of the ball. Confidence and momentum just come naturally with time. To derive these two concepts easily, players should always stick their heads up nearly every time they are playing soccer, either when with the ball or not. This is to help in timing the approaching number of defenders, their positions, and your calculations.
Secondly, adept dribblers are talented with both feet. They can make remarkable dribbling performances with both feet. This reduces the prediction level of their opponents making it easy to move conveniently with the ball while inside the pitch. It amply increases a player’s confidence, body stamina, and possession.
Sometimes while dribbling, a player can run the ball faster and make instant brakes when he sees the defender gaining on him/her. At the time of breaking, the dribbler can quickly change direction with the ball and continue to make a run. By assuming the defender might notice your next move, halting the ball and performing a number of quick swivels over or behind the ball with one or both of the feet can work wonders. To try and confuse the defender more, you can perform new stunts that are unpredictable.
Lastly, while dribbling, always make sure the soccer ball is at a curvature between both your feet. While there, it makes it convenient to control and contain the ball efficiently. The outer parts of the boots can be used, although rarely, when you want to hit the ball past a defender then follow-up with a quick run to retrieve the ball back. This works marvelously when there is a huge space left past the defender where the dribbler, after hitting the ball, can have time to run past the opponent and get the ball back. It helps in gaining an immense part of the pitch providing a more significant advantage to the dribbler’s team.