English translation: ball control

Flemish term or phrase:toetsen
English translation:ball control
Entered by: jarry (X)

22:49 Dec 10, 2003
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
/ voetbal
Flemish term or phrase: toetsen
beheerst en nauwkeurig bal toetsen

Dit gaat over een aantal oefeningen die door voetbalspelers gedaan moeten worden. Ik heb de indruk dat de tekst van vlaamse afkomst is. Heeft iemand enig idee?
Miriam Linschoten, PhD
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ball control
comes to mind
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jarry (X)
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4 +1ball control
jarry (X)
4Keep ups / ball skills
Adam Smith



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ball control

comes to mind

jarry (X)
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Keep ups / ball skills

Another possibility (although I agree with Jarry about "ball control") would be "keep ups" (or keep-me-ups/keepie ups, as they are known colloquially).

There are a number of references on google for "baltoetsen":

For instance,

De bal hoog houden. Rechtervoet, linkervoet, hoofd, knie en borst zijn toegelaten. Het aantal baltoetsen bepaalt de score. Beginnen met de bal in de handen. (


zoveel baltoetsen boven de grond
-links en/of rechts



-bal optrekken -

And the English equivalent,

Drill...Keep-ups. Ball is dropped, kicked once before it hits the floor and then caught. Ball must not go above head height.
Drill...Keep-ups 2. Ball is dropped and allowed to bounce, before being kicked up. Ball can bounce between each keep-up.
Drill...Keep-ups 3. Ball is kept up without bouncing. Players must keep-up for as many kicks as posible.


Alternatively, it could also refer to "ball skills", e.g.

"De manier waarop hij met allerlei baltoetsen 4 spelers van Geel achter zich liet tijdens een oefenpartij voor de competitie is nog steeds een absoluut hoogtepunt van wat we dit jaar op het Villapark zagen." Nieuws/2003-11/2003-11-04/

However, this is probably not what you are looking for given the context.

Adam Smith
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