Ball Mastery

An introduction for the players into Coerver methods focusing on Ball Mastery.

Coaching Points:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Dribbling and Running with Ball Technique
  • Working on ABCs (Agility Balance Coordination Speed)

1. Warmup – Ball Mastery


Description: Players in pairs with a ball. Partners take turns to perform various skills.


  • Sole Taps
  • Shuffles
  • Shuffle stop
  • Shuffle take
  • Take stop

2. Speed

Coercer - Speed

Description: Two teams on opposite sides of area facing each other, on coaches call first player from each team performs agility exercise before sprinting to touch one of the mini goals. The coach will call “Red” or “Blue”.


  • Zig zag shuffle
  • Run to end of cones, side to side, back pedal, side to side and sprint through
  • Circle 1st and last cone
  • Side to side shuffle
  • Single steps

3. Moves

Coerver - Moves

Description: Each half of the pitch now has a ball, once the players complete the agility work they react to the coaches call to finish in the corner cone goals.

How many 1v1’s can you win?


  • Players react to colour that is opposite of the coaches call. Blue = Red etc
  • Change agility exercises

4. 1v1

Coercer - 1v1

Description: Blue’s begin as defending team, play is stated with a pass into the first red player who can score in either goal. Encourage players to use their moves, faints, skill to beat opponent and score.

Players must be in final third to score. Change team roles every 4-6 minutes.


  • 2v2

5. 7v7 Free Play

Free play - 6v6