Master technique: 1 v 1 competition

Guide the ball past your opponent, with this drill from Alfred Galustian, head of Coerver Coaching
Barcelona's sorcerers Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi appear to have the ball under a magic spell.

Shifting it left to right, backwards and forwards, all in the blink of an eye, they scoot past their markers with graceful ease.

How would you like to replicate their nimble movements and ball manipulation? Well we have just the ticket.

Alfred Galustian, head of Coerver Coaching, has a passion for developing talent and technical aptitude.

Working with FourFourTwo Performance, Galustian has provided a series of videos, showcasing drills to help you reach the promised land - to play like Messi.

Click play and let the lesson begin….

For more technical advice visit Coerver Coaching on YouTube and facebook. For more drills and games from Alf Galustian visit Soccer Session Planner.

Stoke City under-15s demonstrated the drills.

Also see:
Master technique: 1 v 1 change of direction
Master technique: 1 v 1 feints
Master technique: combination plays
Master technique: First touch and finishing
Master technique: Pass and move combinations
Master technique: Ball mastery part one
Master technique: Ball mastery part two
Master technique: Running and passing at speed
Master technique: Speed with the ball
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Alfred Galustian

Co-founder, Coerver

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