How to Dribble a Soccer Ball

How to Dribble a Soccer Ball

Ball dribbling is an essential part of playing soccer. The best dribblers can quickly move a soccer ball without looking down, and they have some tricks up their sleeves – or are they pant legs? Watch this video that gives you the basic steps to master dribbling.
The key to dribbling is to use both feet to gently kick the ball without losing control at a speed comfortable for you. You should touch the ball to the inside of your shoe for better control. But you can also touch it to the outside of your shoes. The best players in the world can dribble the ball brilliantly with both feet. Most people usually prefer one of their feet as the superior skilled foot for dribbling the ball in close quarters, although both feet are also used.

Warning
The most common mistake you can make as a beginner is constantly looking down and not knowing which direction to go.
As you become more comfortable with the ball, you will pick up speed and become more confident. Unless you’re talented, dribbling speed only comes with time.
Keeping your head elevated while dribbling is critical. If you don’t, you’ll literally have trouble, whether it’s from your opponent or a teammate. You won’t know where you are on the field and you won’t have the ability to make quick decisions to help your team.