TIGHT CORNER DRIBBLING - Skills To Own The Field Ages 6-9. Former South African player, Mike Araujo, teaches you how to dribble when in a tight corner with defenders close by. Mastering this skill is critical to owning the field. This will advance the player by using different parts of the foot including the in-step, sole, side and top of the toes to control the ball while changing direction. Use little touches on the ball to change direction while keeping the ball within your control. Then it’s important to explode into the space to simulate getting separation from any defenders. To add difficulty encourage players to increase the tempo of the drill, knowing that they will make mistakes and lose control as they stretch their skills.