Soccer Moves: 3 Soccer Moves To Beat A Defender

Uploaded by EpicSoccerTraining on 14.05.2012

Hey guys. This is Matt again from Epic Soccer Training. I kind of want to take you through
basically one of the things that I enjoy the most which is soccer moves and kind of teach
you the ins and outs of how to make them better.
I think most people especially in practice, they're not really taught to utilize moves
as well because they're just taught to just do the move and that's it but really when
you think of soccer moves, you have to think of in terms – it's kind of like acting because
you're selling a move. You're selling what's called feinting which is moving one way and
then exploding the other way.
So, one of the first moves that I kind of want to teach you is basically a beginner
move. I want to explain one that's kind of a beginner, one that's an intermediate and
then one that's more of an advanced, intermediate-advanced I guess. So, the first one is basic inside-outside
So again a cut is just a simple touch across the body and you want to be working on both
feet. Having great coaches growing up, I was blessed to have to work on my right foot as
well even though I'm a lefty and many of you are probably righties. So again, you want
to be able to work on both legs as well.
So one of the first ones is just going to be – let's just work on the inside cut and
so where you're kind of going across the body and it's a quick chop. A lot of people call
it chops as well. So again, you're not kind of – this is one of those moves you don't
need to sell as much because you don't want it to look like you're coming across the body.
You just kind of want to be up and then cut real quick and then again you just work your
way down the field doing that and then also when you're doing these cuts, then start working
your way to doing outside chops as well and the outside chop is the same thing. It's just
turning and again you want to have kind of this 90-degree angle. So if you're going this
way, just cut it quick across his body and it's done so quickly where the defender doesn't
really have time to jump out forward or if they do, you already passed a move because
it doesn't take a whole lot of time before you're just doing a quick cut.
So again, work on that one and also work on kind of game speed. You're turning real quick
and you're exploding out of it. It's giving you space from the defender.
So the next move I want to take you on is called the Cruyff which was coined by Johan
Cruyff of the Netherlands who was actually voted – he played from the 60s to the 80s
but he was voted European Player of the Century and I think it was 1999 but he has this move
and it's basically a fake shot and it gets you open. So you can use this a lot of times
in the midfield as well. I mean really anybody can use it but I played mainly like center
mid offense attacking players so I use this move all the time and especially if you want
to get the ball to your dominant foot.
So basically the Cruyff is a fake shot so what you do is you plant your foot – just
like you're shooting but you plant it ahead of the ball so again so you can see it this
way. If the goal is over here and I'm looking to take a shot, you're planting ahead and
then rolling the ball behind your leg and really you're just rolling the ball with just
the very – pretty much your toes, just the ball of your foot and you're doing it really
quick and then touch it out or you can kick it harder and be open for a shot.
But again if you're doing it from the right side as well – I will go here. You're planting
ahead and you're just lightly touching the ball behind your leg and then you're going
and you can take another shot which is something that's really great to get open as well.
So again really work on that one and really work on selling it. Get your arms involved
and really look like you're taking a shot because ultimately what you want to do with
this move as opposed to the chop is you want to get the defender to jump because when he's
jumping this far, he's going to have to shift his whole body weight, take a couple of steps
before he can reach out again and again, you can actually kind of toy around with defenders
too because you can fake a shot.
He'll run and then kind of wait and then fake another one as well and he's flying all over
the place and you look a lot better. So again, do that one. That's the Cruyff so really work
on that one. Again, it's just a simple plant. Touch the ball behind the leg. Touch it out
and that's when you can take your next shot or drive a long ball across the field to your
open player or something like that.
The next move is kind of – it's a stacked move and a stacked move is kind of where you
build a couple of moves on each other. It's more of an intermediate-advanced move. You're
learning a lot of these. Like scissors is one of the best moves that you can do because
it's pretty simple. It looks cool. It's where you just step over the ball and touch it with
your opposite foot.
So again, here, I will show you this one as well but you're going. You're stepping over,
over the top of the ball. You're planting your foot so that you can take the ball away
and again, you can stack this one as well and you can make it go pretty quick. You can
do a double scissors, a triple scissors. If you see a lot of Brazilian players, that's
something they do and then they explode out of that.
One of the ones that I actually really like is not doing scissors over and over again.
I like players that have to just make a decision to go one way or the other. So what I like
doing is I like going and then I cut behind the ball. So it looks like I'm doing a scissors
because most people are actually used to that.
So you go around the ball and then it's just a fake behind so looks like you're going like
this. Again, fake and then you take it with the same foot you started the scissors with.
So I will kind of show you this again, if I'm going this way, and again, it works really,
really quickly but it gets defenders on their heels especially when they're trying to figure
out where you're going and you're going at them pretty fast.
So work on that one again. I will show you sideways. The ball is going this way. I would
take my foot around, left foot around and then I would just fake and plant with my other
foot and then just take it with my left and again, if I was going this way, for the right-footed
people, it's like that and then I take it around and again, if you're moving forward,
you're not going to go straight sideways. You're going to go more diagonal and get around
the defender really quickly.
So again, that's like a single scissors, like stacked move that I want you to work on as
well. Again work on both feet because that's important and you want to be able to have
your left foot as good as your right and your right foot as good as your left.
So again, you can watch a video below as well where I explain kind of how I took my skills
from being an average player to playing college soccer on scholarships and playing professionally
as well.
So you can click that link below or visit Also I'm going to
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I'm here to help you guys so not only do I want you to kind of click the link below to
see some tips but I want to help you out. So if you have any questions on moves or am
I doing this right, definitely leave a comment. I will come by and personally answer them.
So I will see you guys in the next video and I hope you liked it.