Soccer Training Ball Size and The Art of Dribbling

There is no denial of the fact that many soccer coaches find it an uphill task to teach effective soccer drills to the trainees. More so, when it comes to teaching ‘with-the-ball drills’ coaches face a stiff challenge.

Well, there are a lot many reasons behind that. However, one of the most rational reasons behind it is using training balls of the wrong size.

When we speak of ‘with-the-ball skills’ the most crucial chapter turns out to be dribbling. It turns out to be one of the basic skills that a rookie soccer player must possess. Naturally, coaches need to be particular about the size of the ball, to be able to teach dribbling skills.

Here is where the size 3 ball makes the difference, and here is where we at That Training Ball hit the headlines! Indeed, the soccer size 3 training ball that we have in the offing for the trainees turns out to be extremely useful when it comes to mastering dribbling skils!

Why is the Ball Such an Important Factor?

From a bird’s eye view, soccer drills do not need any equipment, as things mainly involve augmenting the physical abilities. However, mastering dribbling skills is a totally different proposition altogether.

It involves dealing with the ball, while maintaining speed, keeping an eye of every movement around at any given point in time, knocking and passing to get rid of the ball at the right nick of time.

It not only helps in the build-up of the attack but helps the players to avoid harsh tackles by opponent defenders.

Thus, you see, the size of the ball has to do everything in this regard. The size should not be such that the trainees feel exhausted and overwhelmed by its size and weight. Naturally, the size and the material of the ball need to be such that they can learn the finer skills of dribbling faster.

The Aerodynamic Factor and Dribbling Skills

Dribbling, especially at high speed, against multiple opponents at a very short interval of time is something that not every player is a master of!
Think of the soccer greats – Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Johan Cruyff, Gary Linekar, Ruud Gullit of yesteryears and modern-day heroes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar – everyone was and is famous from their out of this world dribbling skills.

Therefore, you see, how good a soccer player is judged by the dribbling skills, though it is not the only skill – obviously. Here, the aerodynamic properties of the training ball would come into play in a big way.

The size 3 training balls that we offer are of perfect size. Their material makes them lightweight, so much so that the budding soccer players can control them the way they wan.

They can tap, chip, pass it on to their teammates and learn wall passing. Wall passing, as per the modern soccer style, is very much a part of dribbling skill, strictly speaking.

It foxes the opponent defenders. This ‘tikitaka style’ of football, is mainly based on dribbling and short wall passing that builds up the mode of concerted attack to the opponent goal. It involves practically the entire team, rather than just a couple of strikers, which is prevalent in the orthodox 2-4-4 style.

Why size 3?

Size 3 training soccer ball made of light materials make sure that the budding players can learn dribbling skills at ease, regardless of the pitch conditions. Even in wet conditions, our size 3 training balls do not get heavy and retain its original weight. This helps the trainees in learning dribbling skills even while it is raining.

That is why these balls made by us at That Training Ball are so adored. For further details, call us on 02 93993575 or 0490 388 954. For overseas callers, the numbers are 0061 490388954 and 0061 2 93993575. You can also write to us at or

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