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Dribble Up Soccer Skills Contest Guide

Dribble Up team leaderboards are no longer part of the DribbleUp soccer app which makes it more difficult to run skills contests.  We've requested a return of this feature to the Dribble Up app but for the time being it's not an option. You can still run contests but its a more manual process than it used to be.  The Dribble Up soccer ball, smart ball app, and the coach’s dashboard helped us run a soccer skills contest this summer during the World Cup. If you're [...]

By |2020-03-20T16:25:03+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Shooting App Review

The shooting app feature has been removed from the DribbleUp app. It wasn't perfect but we had a good time with it in the backyard. It's too bad that the app doesn't support shooting any longer but the team decided to focus on the Dribble Up soccer skills features over the shooting functionality. You can read more about how we use the ball to help our players get better at foot skills in our Dribble Up Player & Parent Guide. The Dribble Up soccer shooting app [...]

By |2020-03-20T16:11:44+00:00June 30th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer App Review

DribbleUp Soccer Ball Book just released with over 30 tips on how you can use the smart soccer ball! You can also try out the DribbleUp Soccer ball for a season or off season to see how it works for your player. 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 [...]

By |2020-03-20T06:20:26+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 Ball Coaches Guide

Update: Team leaderboards are no longer part of the DribbleUp soccer app.  We still have access to our coaches dashboard but it doesn't do us a lot of good as a coach since the app isn't pulling in the playlists that we assign to our team. We've requested a return of this feature to the Dribble Up app but for the time being it's not an option for a coach. We apologize for the change, we know it's not as convenient for coaches. You can still [...]

By |2020-03-20T16:08:04+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

DribbleUp Soccer Ball Book just released with over 30 tips on how you can use the smart soccer ball! 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 [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:10:11+00:00February 12th, 2018|