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Freeplay drills

Below are the Freeplay drills recommended for Diamond and Champion.

Areas of Concentration

Advanced Aerial Control
Air Dribble Control
Boost Management
Ground Control
Improved Reaction
Wave Dash

Tips for Faster Progression

1. Don't wait for the ball to get in a position where you are comfortable with. Jump sooner or from different angles while still trying to hit the ball hard.

2. If you are doing this properly, you should miss a lot of shots and get more consistent over time. 

3. Spend every day warming up before playing online games

Freeplay Drills
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1. No Air Roll - Pillars

Map: Pillars

How: Complete figure 8s around this map without hitting the ground or using air roll


Why: This will help with advanced aerial control

Guidelines:
- Only use air roll for minor adjustments
- If you hit the ground, reset

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2. Continuous Air Roll

Map: Pillars

How: Complete figure 8s around this map while holding air roll the entire time


Why: This will help with advanced aerial control

Guidelines:
- Hold Air Roll for 100% of the drill
- If you fall, reset your drill

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3. Air Dribble Setups

Map: Any

How: Keep setting yourself up with an air dribble, stay close to the ball and maintain control. Land and go directly to the closest wall to attempt it again


Why: If you only use training packs for air dribbles, you will struggle to set up your shots in-game

Guidelines:
- Once you have a good setup, drop to the ground and attempt another one
- Do not air dribble the ball, just position yourself as if you would

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4. Air Dribble for Time

Map: Any

How: You want to go up the wall as vertical as possible, get under the ball, and see how long you can keep the ball up


Why: Keeping the ball in the air longer will improve your air dribble distance and control

Guidelines:
- Air dribble as long as you can

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5. Aerial Control
Corners

Map: Any

How: Pick a side post to jump off, hold air roll, and land on the opposite side post. When you land, repeat if from the opposite side


Why: Introduction to advanced aerial control, once you get more consistent then move on to drill 6

Guidelines:
- Pick a goal of successful attempts
- Hold Air roll 100% of the time
- Pick a point to land and if you miss, reset your targeted goal of attempts

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6. Aerial Control
Hard Redirect

Map: Any

How: When exiting the net, jump towards midfield boost at a harsh angle. Use air control to land back in the net on the far post


Why: This will help you learn to turn in the air while air rolling

Guidelines:
- Pick a goal of successful attempts
- Hold Air roll 100% of the time
- If you fail, reset your targeted goal of attempts

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7. Boost Management

Map: Any

How: Fly around the map collecting all the boost pads. Harder than it looks...


Why: Understanding how to feather your boost and knowing how far you can go with 100%. This also takes a lot of control to complete a lap

Guidelines:
- Disable 100% boost
- Track your progress on how far you go

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8. Wave Dash

Map: Any

How: Chain-dash from one side of the field to the other. Hold power-slide; utilize any other wave dash training found in Discord

Why: Wave dashes are very important for recoveries and increasing game speed

Guidelines:
- Wavedash from side to side

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9. Squishy Saves

Map: Any

How: Roll the ball towards the net, and position quickly for the squishy save. Faster ball = harder Save. Slower ball = Accuracy training


Why: There are many situations where a squishy save can be more beneficial than a normal save. Only do this in game if you are super confident

Guidelines:
- As you improve, increase the difficulty by giving yourself less time to react
- If you miss the ball, continue until you hit your target number of successful reps

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10. Quick Reaction

Map: Tokyo Underpass

How: Roll the ball up the ramp, DON'T JUMP, land on the wall with all 4 wheels, jump off the wall and quickly make contact with the ball. Try and land on the ball and repeat


Why: Improves wall control and ability to react quickly / accurately 

Guidelines:
- Attempt to do this as quickly as possible
- If you miss the ball, continue until you hit your target number of successful reps

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11. Complete Wall Control

Map: Any

How: Jump on the wall, turn backward while air rolling to land flat, jump off the wall and air roll to land flat again


Why: This will most likely never be used in-game, however, it improves overall car control and demonstrates advanced car control

Guidelines:
- Attempt to do a whole lap in both directions

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12. Kuxir Pinch

Map: Any

How: Roll it up the wall, tilt your car, front flip, and pinch


Why: Learning to pinch the ball effectively can be used to help clear the ball and get crazy shots

Guidelines:
Over and over again, kuxir into a kuxir
- Utilize recoveries to get to the ball quickly

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13. Bounce Dribble Repeat

Map: Any

How: Get comfortable doing multiple bounce dribbles on the left/right side of your car


Why: Bounce dribbles are extremely effective in any 1 on 1 situation. They are a must-learn skill

Guidelines:
- Bounce dribble twice on one side, then switch to the opposite side and repeat
- Do to as many as possible on each side

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14. Half Flip Cancel
Air Roll

Map: Any

How: You're going to go from net to net doing this: Half Flip, cancel the flip, Air roll, hold reverse, and then Half flip again to drive straight


Why: This is a skill used for advanced recoveries

Guidelines:
- Practice until comfortable

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15. Flick Consistency

Map: Any

How: If you have bakkes mod, use it. Just take shot after shot after shot with challenging flicks. Change it up to warm up


Why: Understanding how to flick is very important when you rank up. The more consistent you are, the more lethal you will be in-game

Guidelines:
- Practice any flick you want
- More attempts per min = skip the replay

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16. Bounce Dribble Shots

Map: Any

How: Pop the ball up, bounce dribble a few times, and take a shot on net


Why: Bounce dribbles are extremely effective in any 1 on 1 situation. They are a must-learn skill

Guidelines:
- Bounce Dribble at least 3 times and then shoot

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17. Freeplay Touches

Map: Any

How: The focus is to hit the ball, toggle between ball cam / car cam, boost, power-slide, and just maintain control

Why: Learning how to control the ball in freeplay will get you more comfortable and increase your accuracy in games

Guidelines:
- Freeplay for 15 mins

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18. Speedflip Kickoff

Map: Any

How: Knowing the basics to speed flipping and then implementing them in a kickoff environment, consistency will come with practice

Why: Speed flip kickoffs are the Meta for higher-ranked gameplay

Guidelines:
- Hit the ball and reset your shot
- For more reps per minute, reset shot after contact

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