The inside of the foot is the most utilized sides of the foot and therefore the most important to learn early in a players development

In the video clip below Pro Coach Ian Sayers and all-time great player Mia Hamm discuss the importance of learning to control the ball with the inside of the foot.

The clip also contains a demonstration of a ball control drill that they call The Shadow Play Drill.

Key Coaching Points include

  • Stay light on your feet and balanced
  • Keep the ball prepared in front of you so that it is ready for service
  • Use inside of foot to change directions
  • When you change direction also change speed
  • Get on the opposite side of the ball

This clip is from a complete training course with Mia Hamm on CoachTube. For more information about this course click the link World Cup Soccer with Mia Hamm

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CoachTube | Coaching and Instructional Videos on Demand – Footwork 1 from on Vimeo.

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