Turning - Pull Back


Coaching Points

  • Dribble the ball taking three or four touches in front of you with the right foot.
  • After the last touch take a look over the right shoulder scanning the area behind you.
  • Now place the left foot to the left hand side of the ball and use the sole of the right foot to role the ball backwards.
  • As you do this open your hips and body out rotating 160 degrees.
  • Once you have rolled the ball 160 degrees in the other direction you can quickly take a touch away with the outside of the left foot.

Progression Ideas

  • Practice the turning pull back with both feet.
  • Place two cones 10 yards apart, dribble in a line and perform a turning pull back just before you reach the cone focusing on the change of direction to get away from the cone.
  • Introduce a defender instead of a cone at either end making the drill opposed (the defender does not necessarily have to make a tackle).

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