Another new year lies ahead, and it’s time to get your priorities in place for what lies ahead in your footballing career. Use these seven New Year’s resolutions to improve your game – and your team’s fortunes. 1. I will work on my technique at every opportunity Ask Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham, and they […]The post 7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Footballer Should Make appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
Great post players have 2 or 3 moves that they have mastered and then counters for those moves if the defender tries to take it away. You don't have to have a bunch of moves and flash to be great in the post. This post drill is going to work on driving the post player back for a hook shot, but then instead of going up with a straight hook shot, the player is going to sell the hook to get the defender off of their feet, and then use an up and under finish. It is a really great move to use against defenders that like to try and block shots. Drill Name: Up and Under Post Drill Simi
Being able to handle the basketball on the run is a completely different feeling from stationary ball handling. You have to be able to make quick moves while still being able to control your body and the basketball, and also accounting for defenders. This dribbling drill is going to work on handling the basketball at a high speed and changing directions on a dime. The goal of this drill is to prepare the ball handler for a transition situation where they are looking to get the ball up the floor quickly with the dribble. Drill Name: Change Direction Transition Dribbling Drill Sim
Being able to closeout and contain your man is an important part of the game of basketball, but most players do not do this very well. The player should be able to close out and be there right as the ball is getting there, right on the catch. This 1 on 1 basketball closeout drill is designed to simulate going from being in the help side, to closing out, and guarding your man in a 1 on 1 scenario. To make the drill more game realistic you are going to limit the offensive players dribbles to only 2 or 3. This will also teach the offensive player to be more efficient with their scoring moves. It
In transition it is important to know when you should push the basketball and when you should slow it down. Sometimes inexperienced point guards will push the ball too much and get trapped, or dribble into too much congestion and turn the ball over. This ball handling drill is designed to work on not getting caught in a trap. You can also use this drill to work on basketball conditioning as well. Drill Name: Bust Out & Retreat Basketball Dribbling Drill Similar Drills: Quick Feet In & Out Basketball Drill, Quick Feet Crossover Basketball Drill, Step Back Crossover to a F
Learning to play in the post has a lot to do with positioning and angles. It helps to be bigger and stronger than the defender, but a player that knows how to use their body and can create angles for the finish is still able to score against a bigger defender. This training video is going to breakdown what a post player should do if they get pushed off of the block and needs to use a couple of dribbles to score. Drill Name: Off the Block Post Drill Similar Drills: How to do a Duck In Post Move, Post Feed Relocate Drill, High Low Post Drill Drill Goal: Work on making a scoring mo
This ball handling drill is not only going to work on making a specific move, but it is also going to work on the players overall handles and develop their hand quickness. This is more of an advanced combo move, but it is great to use at the beginning of a workout or practice to get warmed up, and also work on skill development at the same time. It doesn't require very much space either, so it can be done pretty much anywhere you have a flat hard surface outside of practice or training. Drill Name: Double Crossover Behind the Back Dribbling Drill Similar Drills: Double Crossover
The British football season is a long one, and Christmas is slap bang in the middle of it. As a regular player, you have a responsibility to your club and your teammates to look after yourself over the festive season period – but that’s often easier said than done. While controlling your weight during Christmas […]The post How to Enjoy Christmas and Be Ready for the Remainder of the Season appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.