Week Five: Ball Control and Settling

In this week, we'll go over ball control and demonstrate several techniques that players can use to settle balls out of air and on the ground. Players need to learn that every touch counts when they're in a situation with defensive pressure. Teaching your team to control the ball effectively will help them to maintain possession to avoid costly turnovers. In the drills this week, we also will be educating players on how to cope with defensive pressure in simulated live game situations. Use this week's lessons to measure your team's improvement to date while taking note of particular skills that need to be focused on moving forward.

This Week's Review:
Always-Moving Goal Drill (Week One)
No Pass-Backs Drill (Week Two)
Ball-in-the-Circle Drill (Week Four)