Improve the individual skills of your players and you will be one your way to having a better team. In this post see three moves that will make your players more effective an help you win matches.

In the clip below Rick Moss, Director of Coerver, instructs players during a Movement drill, which is part of his Covering Performance demonstration at a recent Glazier Soccer Clinic.  Coach Moss is from England and has multiple years of coaching experience with club and youth soccer players.

This drill is set up with four lines of players set up across from each other in a 10 – 15 yard grid.  Coach Moss demonstrates a move and then the players have to practice it in the grid.  Each line is going at the same time with players rotating to the back of the line they are dribbling towards.

There are three moves that are demonstrated and discussed during this session:

    1. Hop & Hesitation

This move, sometimes referred to as the high wave, involves a player bring their foot over the ball while dribbling.  This hop and hesitation is meant to slow the defender down and get them off balance.  After this move is done, players must quickly change speeds and dribble away fast to create separation and space

      2. Step Kick

The step kick is done by a player stepping on the ball with one foot and then bringing it down while kicking through the ball with the opposite foot.  This move is meant to keep defenders guessing and hopefully get them thinking you are stopping or maybe changing directions when stepping on top of the ball.  This move also requires a change of speed at the end in order to be successful.

   3.  Step On / Step Over

This is a combination of two moves done at the same time.  A players steps on the ball while dribbling to stop it and change directions.  Instead of going the opposite way, a step over is then done to go back in the original direction.  The speed and quickness of both moves will determine how much space and separation a player can get on the field.

 

This drill is just a part of Coach Moss’s presentation. For information about how to gain access to his entire presentation, as well as access to other great clinic presentations, click the link Glazier Soccer Clinics

The YouTube video below has audio, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. Some schools block access to YouTube. If you are having trouble viewing from school, contact your network administrator.

 

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