The creation of the modern game of football is universally credited to Sheffield F.C. in England. However, the act of kicking a spherical object around for fun is an ancient endeavour that stretches back to around 300 BC. Footballs have a long and illustrious history that is as much about passion for the game as […]The post The History of the Association Football Ball appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
This is a great team basketball drill that you can use to get the entire team involved and working on finishing at the same time. Being able to finish at the basket adds a lot of value to your offense, and it is important that you spend time working on finishing regularly. The two foot team finishing drill is something that you can incorporate into pretty much every practice because it is a drill that doesn't take very long to do, and is going to allow for every player to get a lot of repetitions at finishing off of two feet. Drill Name: Two Foot Team Finishing Drill Similar Dri
This basketball rebounding drill is great for tracking down offensive rebounds and then learning how to finish with people around you. Don't just be satisfied with getting your hands on a board. Learn how to grab the board and then finish it. As a big man it is important to keep the ball high after you rebound it, because if you bring it down then a guard can get in there and potentially strip it. Drill Name: David Thorpe Ball High Finish Rebounding Drill Similar Drills: David Thorpe Shot Fake Finish Rebounding Drill, Kevin Love Rebounding Drill, Superman Rebounding Drill Drill
In today's game of basketball it is important that post players are not only able to play inside by the basket, but also be able to handle the basketball. A post player that is able to take a couple of separation dribbles after a rebound to outlet the ball up the court or is able to help bring the ball up the court against a press, can add a lot of value to a team. This post drill from the Florida Gators is going to combine ball handling and finishing in the post. It is a great drill to use in a one on one/small group workout or with an entire team. Drill Name: Florida Gators In
This video is going to breakdown a little bit more of an advanced finish, but it is a really good move for throwing off a defenders timing on the contest and allowing the offensive player to be able to get a quality look at the basket. The back leg finish is a move that really became popular with Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitski in their prime, but it is used by a lot of players in today's game. It is important though that as a player you spend the needed time mastering the move before you look to use it in a game situation. Really lock in on the details of the video below. This video is going to
Tom Heaton has come a long way since his days as a trainee at Manchester United. The Burnley stopper’s time at United didn’t involve much in the way for first team action — although he was in the travelling 24-man squad for the 2008 Champions’ League final in Munich. After leaving Old Trafford on a […]The post Tom Heaton Becomes the New Face of Precision Goalkeeping appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
This is not one of the more complicated basketball drills out there, but it is great for working on several different things at the same time. It is going to work on developing a players touch around the basket, timing, and their ability to generate multiple quick jumps in a row. The reason that this last skill is important, is because a lot of times the player that has the best chance to tip the ball back in, is the post player that just missed the short finish at the basket. The reason why, is because they know where the ball is going before anyone else, and they should already have the pos
This is one of the more basic basketball dribbling drills, but it is great for working on being efficient with your movements and really mastering the on the move crossover dribble. It is also a great drill for breaking down being explosive after you make a move past your defender. Because whatever type of dribble move that you use on your defender, you are always going to want to get your shoulders down hill and push the basketball out past your defender after you make your move. So the same way that you would practice your form for shooting, you are going to practice your form for attacking