Footwork is incredibly important for football agility. Being able to move your feet quickly can have a big impact on your performance. Having fast feet can help you sprint, change direction, block, tackle, throw and even catch the ball.
Here are a few simple drills that can help you with your footwork for football.
Jump Rope Drills
A jump rope is probably the simplest, least expensive tool you can use for improving footwork, overall athleticism, strengthening your ankles, feet and shins, and improving your conditioning. To properly position yourself, stand on the middle of the rope. Adjust the handles so they both come up to your armpits.
Start these drills with a 30-second goal and gradually improve that to a minute for each drill. Keep your knees and ankles soft; most of your movement should be from your ankles.