ball control


Definition of ball control

: an offensive strategy (as in football) in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball for extended periods of time

Examples of ball control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olivia is a special player that has tremendous athleticism, ball control and volleyball IQ. Dennis Victory, al, 18 Aug. 2021 In September, Pedri was playing for Spain's under-21 team, showing off his gifted touches and superb ball control to a rather small audience. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 Textured synthetic shell for better ball control, the classic structure ensures top-notch flight and long-lasting durability and is machine-stitched for consistent shape. D'shonda Brown, Essence, 7 July 2021 The Tennessee offense has valued ball control rather than boldness to this point, which has worked in their favor. Liam Fox, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Wolverines goalie Connor Pettigrew had seven saves against a Del Valle team that impressed Holt with its passing and ball control. Dallas News, 13 Apr. 2021 While one of the keys to beating the Chiefs is keeping Mahomes off the field, ball control has been an issue for the Panthers this season. Mark Heim |, al, 7 Nov. 2020 Reviewers of the brand’s Anti-Grip Basketball Weighted Training Gloves ($59.99; rate these as 5 stars at Target for significantly improving their strength, handles and overall ball control on the court. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 9 Mar. 2021 McNicholas finishes 20-5 playing their traditional style of tough defense and ball control. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of ball control

1910, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Sep 2021

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“Ball control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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