Age Group: Ideal for Young Children
Ball Size: 3 or 4

This drill builds upon the basic Toe Taps exercise by adding a component of moving the ball between feet. It enhances coordination and ball control, teaching children to manage the ball with slight movements.


  1. Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with the ball in front of you.
  2. Execution: Start with a toe tap on the ball with your right foot. Instead of lifting the foot completely off, gently roll the ball towards your left foot.
  3. Alternate Feet: As the ball reaches your left foot, perform a toe tap and roll the ball back to the right foot.
  4. Control: Focus on gentle, controlled movements. The ball should move only a small distance between the feet.
  5. Rhythm: Establish a steady rhythm, ensuring that each movement is deliberate and controlled.

Repetitions and Sets:
Begin with 20 toe taps with movement, followed by a short break. Aim to complete 3 sets. Increase the number of repetitions and sets as the skill improves.

Equipment Needed:

  • A soccer ball (size 3 or 4).
  • A flat, safe area for practice.

Safety Tips:

  • Ensure the practice space is clear of any obstacles or hazards.
  • Wearing sports shoes can help in maintaining grip and balance.

Progress Tracking:
Parents can monitor their child’s control and rhythm. The movement between feet should become smoother and more controlled over time.

Once the child is comfortable with the basic motion, encourage them to increase the speed of the ball movement while maintaining control.

Fun Tip:
Make the drill a game by challenging the child to count how many successful taps with movement they can do in a row without losing control of the ball.