What are the 12 Essential Footwork Drills to Develop Technique and Why are They Important?
Below is a list of the moves that will get you used to using all the major parts of your feet: inside, outside, laces, and sole. Not only do they get you comfortable using these parts of the feet, but they aim to get you able to manipulate the ball as you want when it is at your feet. Think pushing, pulling and rolling as opposed to just kicking. You should aim to make these drills an integral part of your individual technical development plan, as the ability to control the ball at your feet is a huge cog in the wheel toward becoming a complete soccer player.
- Move 1: Dynamic Toe Taps
- Move 2: Bell Bell Outside Touch Inside Touch
- Move 3: Scoop Bell Roll
- Move 4: L Turns
- Move 5: Fake Shot L Turn
- Move 6: R9 Pullbacks
- Move 7: X Pulls
- Move 8: Circle Push
- Move 9: L Turn Return
- Move 10: Sideswipe Pass
- Move 11: Pull Back Laces Pull Back Instep
- Move 12: Inside Outside
- Bonus Move: Figure 8
MEET THE MIND BEHIND BEAST MODE SOCCER
Internationally recognized as a leading figure in individual technical development, David is seen as a long-term thinker and visionary, determined to bestow a phenomenal work ethic on the next generation of soccer players.
Following his success as a field presenter at the 2014 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, David has continued to grow Beast Mode Soccer into the go-to technical training system trusted by prominent players of the United States Women’s National Team, the United States Men’s National Team, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, National Women’s Soccer League and countless leagues in Europe.
Based in Los Angeles, California, David Copeland-Smith created Beast Mode Soccer in 2010 as a training system to help guide players’ technical development and to instill a proactive, progressive mindset of self-reliance and personal accountability within his clients. The result? The creation of a training culture that has attracted the likes of countless collegiate, professional, and international players such as Alex Morgan, Landon Donovan, and Ali Riley and the publication of an award winning at-home training guide to direct players with their technical development while they’re on their own.
David’s mission for Beast Mode Soccer was further publicized by his on-field presentation at the 2014 Western Canada Soccer Showcase, where his session, “Creating the Self-Reliant Soccer Player” created a buzz amongst attendees and helped David continue to expand his reach beyond his Los Angeles base.
Whether you are a youth club player looking to raise your game to the next level, a collegiate or professional athlete looking to fulfill your playing potential, Beast Mode Soccer will be your guide to help you fulfill your goals.
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