The outside foot sweep teaches players how to use the outside of the foot to take a ball out of the air with no bounces.
The benefit to this skill is the player...
Learn to use the inside foot sweep to go the other way.
The players have to have good technique, toe up - heel down - ankle locked.
The ball should skim across the ground slightly and not be taken out of the air so it bounces.
Start the practice with...
The outside touch is such a great move for taking the ball out of the air and protecting the soccer ball from a defender.
The coach can combine the soccer practice with other sweeps like the sole of the foot and the inside of the foot.
The players will practice the touches individually and then combine the moves.
Game: The players can use all three sweeps, but they must use a different sweep each time i.e. inside - outside - sole or a different combination.
1 min game: How many sweeps can they get in a minute.
1 min game: The player performs a trap and once they have the soccer ball under control they dribble off and perform a move like a step over or scissors move.
A Quick video on how the skills works...
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