Shuffle Take - Fast Footwork Drills for U8-U9
Shuffle Take Tutorial
This exercise builds on the Shuffle Stop Take.
The Toe Tap to stop the ball after the three shuffles is discarded.
The player now pushes the ball outwards while it is still moving after the 3-count shuffle. The challenge lies again in the correct guiding without kicking the ball and to stay on the sideways imaginary line without the player moving forward or backward.
Fast Footwork Drills
Fast footwork drills are a mix of dynamic ball mastery drills and static ball control drills (Coerver) which are executed fast and agile.
Light-footed players with a good ball coordination and technique are able to make the action to slice open the defence.
Incorporate these exercises in your soccer (football) training to gain first touch skills very fast.
Fast feet agility training requires a good cooperation between the central nervous system and the motor units in the muscles. All you need for this soccer practice is a square meter on the lawn. You can train them even on the carpet in the living room. Soccer coaches should incorporate these drills in their soccer training or warm-up time before a soccer game.