Apr 27 , 2022
If you are sometimes finding it difficult practicing your soccer drills with a wall, or without a friend to be your soccer trainer, then a soccer rebounder is a must-have item for you!
What is a Soccer Rebounder?
A soccer rebounder is an equipment used to train on everything from ball control to passing in short-range. It can be used for coaching or daily training exercises. Some rebounders are made out of a polyester net that helps the ball bounce back higher. Others are made with a polyethylene net with low bounce, enough for your daily ground passing and mastering ball control.
Soccer rebounders help us build strong muscle memory and discover techniques to get through any game.
How do you use a soccer rebounder?
Here are five amazing soccer drills:
Pass and Trap
Passing is one of the first skills you have to develop to work well with a team. By using the rebounder, you won't need someone to throw the ball at you. Compared to a wall, it is also excellent at mimicking the angle of a human kick. Learn how to maneuver the ball coming from the rebounder.
Imagine the rebounder as your teammate passing the ball to you every time. You can set a goal for yourself from 50 to 100 passes. By trapping and passing repeatedly, you will understand what a good pass will feel like by the touch of your foot. Try to close your eyes after counting to 100 and let your legs do the magic.
Ball over the Head
As previously mentioned, there are rebounders designed to return the ball to you, strong and high. Thus, a ball over the head or volleyball passes are possible to do. Test which angle you need to take on. Once the ball returns, bounce it back with your head. By doing this repeatedly, you'll be able to master high-reach passes and get the ball going in the direction of the goal.
Receiving and Finishing
You may plan a simple obstacle course that can imitate a game. For example, replicate a center forward that can drop the ball back to the middle of the field. Receive it back under pressure and shift the ball to hit the goal. It may be a structured practice but this can give your mind a framework of hits to help you in the field. Adding two or three rebounders at the side can also give you different options for passing and receiving the ball.
Goal Keeping Skills
A rebounder is very useful to keep your feet and hands up and running against our enemy's kicks. Treat the rebounder as the offensive team, and don't let the ball get past you. You can also set up a goal right behind you and two to three different rebounders that you can hit and receive back.
You may try to position close to the rebounder and gradually move farther and farther away. This will give you a feel of the range that balls may come at you. Get different angles in the rebounder.
Move Left and Right
Hit and receive from the rebounder and continuously run with the ball through hurdles and cones. Many players are used to trapping running to the left or right, forcing them to use different parts of their feet and exposing a weakness. Learn to develop a technique in using certain parts of your foot as you move along. Be aware and continuously scan for imaginary teammates and move into space.
This will help you learn to be light on your feet, use both feet, and even communicate with your teammates once you apply the drill in-game.
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