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In This section you will find videos of the greats soccer players from past and today as well as all other soccer related videos including weekly Skillz videos. Please feel free to suggest a video and we will be happy to upload it for you!!

Skillz

5-8-2015

Bringing the Ball Down Out of the Air

Key Points

  • Lean back to cushion the ball on your chest. Leaning forward will cause the ball to hit your chest and bounce away.
  • Get your arms out wide to hold off any defenders and also to help with balance.

Key Points

  • Do not use your knee.  The knee bone is hard and will cause the ball to bounce a lot more than the softer muscle in your thigh.

Key Points

  • As the ball is falling, raise your foot to meet the ball. Just before contact, start to lower your foot to travel with the ball.  This will increase the time the ball is in contact with your foot and reduce the energy of the ball.
  • Use your left and right foot.
  • Start with tossing the ball low in the air. As you become more comfortable, begin to toss the ball higher and higher to challenge yourself.

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Skillz 4-24-2015

Skillz

5/1/2015:

Shooting

Long Range Goals

Key Points

  • Body Shape: Get your upper body over the ball so the ball does not fly over the goal.  We also need to use our shoulders to direct the ball towards goal and position our planted foot so we do not reach for the ball or get it stuck under our feet.
  • Leg Motion: Pull you foot up as far back as possible to generate power. Swing your leg follow through while moving forward to transfer you momentum into the ball. Power is generated from your entire body, not just your shooting leg.
  • Power is important, but placement is more important.  A balance of the two is the ideal.

Chipping

Key Points

  • Body Shape: When chipping the ball, you need to lean back slightly and have you body angled to get leverage on the ball. Have you arms out for balance.
  • You want to strike the ball below the center so that when you follow through, the force from your foot is in an upward direction. This will help create backspin for better control and predictable movement in the air.
  • It is easier to chip a rolling ball, so if you are having trouble start with that and develop up to striking a motionless ball.

Paul Scholes: Passing Master

Skillz 4-17-2015 Highlights

Skillz

4/24/2015:

1 vs. 1 Defending

Key Points

  • Positioning: When pressuring the ball, you need to be withing touching distance of the attacker on your toes and "side-on" to the attacker.
  • Force the attacker to the outside or the weak foot to limit the attacker's passing, dribbling, or shooting options.
  • Do not lunge to tackle with your front foot, as this will leave you unbalanced. Tackling with your back foot will give you strength, momentum, and direction while tackling.
  • Make contact with the attacker. Any contact can throw the balance of the attacker off balance.

1 vs. 2 Defending

Key Points:

  • Communication! The covering defender MUST dictate where to force the attacker. Without direction, the pressuring defender could direct the attacker into space.
  •  If the 1st (pressuring) defender gets beat, the 2nd (covering) defender must put pressure on the ball.  the 1st defender then drops back to give cover.
  • Positioning: If the covering defender is too close to the pressuring defender, one move can beat both defenders. Being too far away makes the pressuring defenders job harder as the attacker has an option to dribble either side of the defender.

The Art of Defending

Skillz

4/10/2015:

The Cruyff Move

Key Points:

  • Change of pace after the fake can give you the space you need for a shot or cross.

  • Sell the shot. If the defender does not believe you are committed to the shot or cross, this skill is completely ineffective.

  • Use both feet. This is a great way to move the ball from your weak side to your strong side for a shot.

In-Game Use:


Step-Overs/Scissors:

Key Points:

  • Drop your shoulder to enhance the effects of the move. Simply stepping over the ball does nothing unless your entire body indicates you are going that direction.

  • Speed: When using scissors, we want to attack with pace. Start with scissors while standing still and work your way up to scissors while sprinting.

  • Confidence: An air of confidence can make defenders nervous. Repetitions will help you gain the confidence to take any defender on.

In-Game Use:


Drag Back:

Key Points:

  • This move is not used to dribble by players, but is a great skill to use to get yourself out of pressure.

  • Protect the ball! Stop, drag back, and turn so that your body is between the defender and the ball at all times

  • Quick acceleration after turning will give yourself the yard you need to get a pass away.


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