Dribbling is controlling the ball while running. If you want to keep the ball in your team s possession, you re going to need to dribble well. Dribbling is all about touching the ball strong enough to carry it forward, but light enough so that it stays by your side ? and away from opponents.
Learn to dribble at different speeds. When you re running down the sideline and you ve beaten your man, your dribbling will look a lot different from when you re taking on a defender head on.
When you re dribbling slower, you usually keep the ball close to your side at all times. This way a defender has to make a move to take the ball away.
When you re dribbling faster, you can sometimes kick the ball further away and run to the ball. This is usually if you ve already beaten your enemy. You do this because most players can run quicker off the ball than they can dribbling it.