Coach Adriana Valdez, DOC – Girls, gets help from EDA G08 and G07 players to demonstrate beginner through advanced (Brazilian soccer dance) toe tap training.
Toe taps are a great way for younger players to develop control and touch. For older players, it’s also a fantastic way to improve conditioning.
Toe tap fundamentals:
- Use your toe studs — Don’t step on the ball. Use the cleat directly under the toe section.
- Touch and then remove foot quickly — Lightly touch the ball with a “tap.” Remove your foot as fast as you touch it.
- Maintain balance — Don’t stand over the ball. Keep the ball in front of you at all times.
- Maintain control of the ball — Minimal ball movement always under control.