Master technique: 1 v 1 feints

Learn how to side step your marker with this drill from Alfred Galustian, head of Coerver Coaching
Few actions in football attract more applause and adulation than a flash of magic to beat a defender and no player on the planet is better at it than Barcelona's diminutive menace Lionel Messi.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger likened Messi's mesmeric skills to a 'Playstation player'.

Alfred Galustian, head of Coerver Coaching, has worked all over the world, with clubs such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, teaching the art of technical ball mastery in 1 v 1 situations.

Galustian designed this drill to help you master the basics with repetition. Introduce it to your training session and you'll be buzzing through tackles just like a player on a computer game.

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 competition
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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