Running With The BallTroy Dillon2018-08-08T17:12:28+00:00
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Running with the ball
It is important that we teach the players there is a difference between dribbling and running with the ball.
It is self explanatory but sometimes if you ask a player to run with the ball they will dribble it or vie versa, if you ask them to dribble it they will run with it.
Important points with running with the ball:
You take the ball into space. (If there is space in front of you go into it)
Using the laces.
Take one touch every couple of strides.
Move as quick as you can.
A player that would be a good example of this is Gareth Bale.
The differences with dribbling is that instead of soft touches, you use hard touches to run onto the ball. Running with the ball generally is in a straight line or slightly curved but never meanders. Another difference is the part of your foot you use, dribbling would use more of the inside and outside of your feet as you may change direction frequently.
Types of skills related to ‘Running with the ball’ are stop starts.