Beat Your Defender In One-On-One Situations With These Drills and Moves

Players who want to be great on the soccer field will need to have no fear when they are approaching an incoming defender. The better that you are with being prepared for the defender, the easier it will be to get around them and head towards the net as you attempt to score. In order to be your best in one-on-one positions, there are some basic moves that you’ll need to learn to be your best on the field. Here are some moves that you can practice at home to be better at taking players on in soccer.

 

The first thing that you’ll need to do is identify the situation. It’s important that you are able to read your defender and determine which way they are going, so that you can then react accordingly and make a move to get around them, just like when you are in the game of Clash of Clans. You’ll want to look for one-on-one situations, but then also try and decide which way is going to be easiest to get your opponent off balance. Once you do this, accelerate at the defender full speed and then simply use the outside of your foot to push the ball. This is an easy move to do and it allows you to continue going without having to slow down your pace or speed.

 

Keep in mind that while you are doing a move to speed past your opponent, you need to do it at the right time. If you make your move too soon, your defender will have sufficient time to catch up to you and steal the ball. On the other hand, if you wait till it’s too late, then you’ll likely get tripped up in your defender and lose the ball there as well. Learning about timing is equally as important as learning the move itself.

 

One of the first moves that you can practice to get around your defender involves you going towards your left foot, pausing, waiting and then going towards the right with your same foot. This is called an inside-out move and it’ll help you get around your defender quite quickly. Another move that you can rely on is the outside-in move. This is the opposite of the inside-out move, as you will go towards the inside of the player but then use the same foot to push the ball to the outside.

 

The scissors move requires that you fake that you are taking the ball one way, but then shifting your momentum and going another way so that the defender loses their balance. If you fake with one foot, you can then use the other to kick it in the direction that you want to go.

 

If you want to be the best soccer player you can, then a lot of that has to do with how confident you feel when you are on the pitch. In order to feel confident, you have to be able to have the moves ready to go whenever the defender gets in your way. Consider the moves here and work on them until you can perfect them in a game when they are needed most. Give it a try! You may be able to break that barrier and score the goal!

 

Priscilla is a sports manic. Though she doesn’t fancy outdoor sports, she spends her time watching live sports on TV.

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Priscilla is a sports manic. Though she doesn't fancy outdoor sports, she spends her time watching live sports on TV.

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