Technique and the ability to manipulate a soccer ball with various surfaces of the body, mostly the feet, is the foundational component of soccer development in ALL players. At TUSC, we have devised a graduated program for the U9 and U10 players in our Academy that combines different learning methodology and skill based levels for a player to master and attain.
Players can watch one of four videos corresponding to each level of ball mastery they are next to attain. Each level comprises a number of individual techniques that players must master and demonstrate to their coaches in order to acquire a Ball Mastery card. All the techniques can be practiced in a 10 yard x 10 yard grid so the idea is to work away from an organized practice session individually. The goal for each of our Academy players is to complete all 4 levels before they enter the U11 age group.
Watch the videos below, practice, perfect and show your coaches what you can achieve.
|Ball Mastery Subject||Video LINK|
|Introduction to the Ball Mastery Ladder Program||http://youtu.be/pYwf6xAAkOk|
|Level 1 - Basic Touches - Skills 1-2||http://youtu.be/5sVv4Nml6m4|
|Level 2 - Inside/Outside Touches - Skills 3-5||http://youtu.be/w6YynDRxzJU|
|Level 3 - Pull Backs - Skills 8-12||http://youtu.be/BUJmBAY8UtE|
|Level 4 - Sole Roles & Brushes - Skills 13-17||http://youtu.be/jH1ctyH9rag|