Ben Edwards

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Dribble Up Soccer Shooting App Review

The Dribble Up soccer shooting app is out and we had some fun with it last weekend. Until now the ball was good for solo footwork and juggling but the shooting game lets you get better along with your friends or family. You can already match your foot skills against your teammates on the leaderboard but the shooting app is fun because you come together to compete. Our kids tried it out after getting in some touches in the backyard and had a shoot out against [...]

By |2018-06-30T07:57:33+00:00June 30th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer App Review

The new Dribble Up soccer app released yesterday has a lot of upgrades that make it easier for players to train with the smart ball. Demand this time of the year has been quite high for the Dribble Up smart ball so unfortunately we're out of stock for now. If you need a smart ball in time for the holidays you can find the ball on Amazon. We've been using the new stand that holds both the phone and tablet and highly recommend it. Not only does [...]

By |2018-11-24T04:28:41+00:00May 25th, 2018|

Parents Guide to Youth Competitive Soccer Clubs & Soccer Tryouts

If you're trying to find a local soccer club to join, deciding which competitive soccer club to choose, looking for a travel soccer team, or wondering which select soccer team tryout to attend this guide was written for you. At the end of every Spring soccer season we get lots of questions about which youth soccer program to sign up for or which soccer association to register with if your child is ready to play competitive youth soccer. We know you’re probably too busy to read [...]

By |2018-08-09T14:55:43+00:00May 25th, 2018|

Do Dribble Up Soccer Drills Help in a Game?

Last week we held our first Soccer Tech Expo where players and teams got the chance to try out various soccer technologies like the Dribble Up smart ball. One fun thing about the event was that we got to answer a lot of questions from parents and players about how we use soccer tech for skill development. One family stopped by on the way to a tournament match and the dad was asking how the drills in the Dribble Up app would help his son in [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:45:58+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Dribble Up Goal Getter

Soccer is the best sport in the world for many reasons. One of the great things things about youth sports in general are all the lessons kids can learn from being part of a team, dealing with failure and success, & setting and chasing goals. The end game of playing soccer is scoring a goal but there's a lot for coaches, parents, & players that goes into making that goal happen. If you ask many championship teams about the start of the season it begins with [...]

By |2018-04-07T03:58:30+00:00April 7th, 2018|

Dribble Up 1000 Touches Soccer Drills

1000 Touches, again!!?? Sound familiar? How can you get your youth soccer team excited to get their 1000 touches at the start of each practice? Even better, how can you help your youth soccer players want to work on their foot skills when they're not at practice? Let's be honest, most kids aren't jumping up and down to work on their technique. They just want to get on the field and play- not work on toe touches, step overs, pull backs, scissors, sole roles, chops, inside/outside, [...]

By |2018-04-01T15:12:53+00:00March 31st, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Extras for Your Smart Ball

All you need to use the Dribble Up ball is the app on your phone or tablet and the smart ball but after using it for six months we've come up with a list of a few accessories that might be nice to have depending on how you're using the smart ball. As a player, coach, or parent it's interesting to see the role that technology is playing in sports during games, at practices, and also off the field in planning, training, and analysis. The founders [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:54:14+00:00March 19th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Ball Coaches Guide

What's the best way to use the Dribble Up smart soccer ball as a coach? It depends on factors such as the age of your players, what you hope the smart ball can help them achieve in terms of development, and how many Dribble Up balls you think you'll have as a team. At a high level some of the main benefits of the smart soccer ball to a coach are: Motivation to Train Confidence Booster Technical Training Supplement Accountability Tool We'll go into more detail [...]

By |2018-08-09T14:55:04+00:00March 8th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Ball Playlist Tips

How can you use the Dribble Up soccer ball for your team? There are a few ways a team can use the smart ball for training that don't require every player to buy a smart ball. One of the ways is to have a Dribble Up station at team training that players can use to work on their foot skills. How many times have you told players who are sitting out of a scrimmage to juggle on the sideline to get more touches? How many of [...]

By |2018-03-03T15:37:29+00:00February 24th, 2018|

Dribble Up Smart Soccer Ball Lessons Learned

One great thing about Dribble Up is that training with the smart ball just a 10 minutes a day can help your foot skills. To maximize your time on the ball here are 10 things to avoid that we've noticed as we've used the soccer ball for training at home during the off season. We were actually listening to the Coaching Soccer Weekly podcast episode titled "How to Improve Technically at Home" as we wrote up this list. The end of the episode has a great [...]

By |2018-03-03T15:40:03+00:00February 12th, 2018|
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