Use this soccer drill to coach a variation on the backheel ball control drill by reversing it.
The inverse backheel is a trick which involves a spin and a backheel, which changes the ball’s direction and can be used to make surprise passes and even unexpected shots on goal. It can be a very effective skill to coach, but it does take a lot of practice to get right.
Coach the inverse backheel soccer drill
- Have the ball stationary or moving in front of your feet to start the drill.
- Make a single stepover with your preferred foot.
- Move your non-preferred foot over the ball in an anti-clockwise fashion.
- Simultaneously spin around 180 degrees (and the back of your preferred foot should be facing the ball).
- Backheel the ball with your preferred foot.
Disclaimer! The reverse backpass is a clever soccer skill and can bamboozle your opponents but beware, your players
can easily lose the ball trying it in dangerous positions.
Key soccer coaching tips:
- Coach this trick with drills using a stationary ball to begin with and then gradually build up the speed in your soccer drills.
- Learn the basics of the backheel skill before trying to do this more complicated trick.
- When using this trick against defenders (or other players) in a game, leave some space between you and the opposition player to give you time to recover if you lose the ball.
Remember to keep your distance!
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