Shifting it left to right, backwards and forwards, all in the blink of an eye, they scoot past their markers with graceful ease.
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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….
Stoke City under-15s demonstrated the drills.
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