1. More touches on the soccer ball, and the opportunity to become more skillful and more creative with it. (Technical Development)
2. More, less-complicated decisions and transition play. (Tactical Development)
3. More physically efficient with increased speed, power, agility, reaction time, and quickness. (Physical Development)
4. More opportunity to communicate, assume leadership roles, make plays, score goals, and compete. (Psychological Development)
What is ball control?
It's been said that the "light goes on" for a young player the day that they stop kicking the soccer ball and start manipulating it. Ball control is the ability to manipulate the soccer ball to do a variety of different things. An understanding and eventual mastery of ball control or manipulation only comes after hours of playing with a soccer ball.