High Ball Ground Control How to control high balls on the ground: 1. Juggle the ball a few times, kick it straight above your head but not too high. 2. Keep your eyes on the ball at all times and follow the ball as it touches the ground. 3. As soon as the ball touches the ground, lift your foot slightly to take a soft touch and move the ball to the side. 4. Practice with both feet and using inside and outside of the foot.