12.17.2014

Best U12 Youth Soccer Moves | #179-#181 – Kicking/Passing/Traps

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U12 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #179-#181
KICKING / PASSING / TRAPS

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The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.


Moves #179 - #181 – Kicking / Passing / Traps

A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air.  The process of gaining control of an air ball is called a Trap.   

Kicking a ball out of the air (bouncing or otherwise) is a Volley.   

A Trap combined with a Volley is a huge goal scoring weapon.  Volleys generate significantly more power and velocity than striking a ball off the ground. 

Watch goal scoring highlights from any of the premiere soccer leagues and you will routinely see trap volley’s resulting in goals.      

Chest Trap + Volley = Goal

Thigh Trap + Volley = Goal

As one example, James Rodriguez scored the greatest goal of the 2014 World Cup off a trap + volley.



The trap + volley is a complicated skill, difficult to learn, and demands perfect technique.  In particular, trapping an air ball that is high in the air and coming from a long distance away (medium/long distance trap) is especially difficult.

Despite its complexity, youth players can learn this techniqueThis ability is a huge advantage in youth soccer and worth investing the time to learn.


179.  Outdoor Video – Laces Medium Distance Trap + Volley

180.  Outdoor Video – Inside Foot Medium Distance Trap + Volley

181.  Outdoor Video – Outside Foot Medium Distance Trap + Volley


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Best U12 Youth Soccer Moves | #176-#178 – Traps / Squishes

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U12 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #176-#178
TRAPS / SQUISHES

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The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.


Moves #176 - #178 – Traps / Squishes
A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air and bring it down to the ground as quickly as possible.  Soccer is best played on the ground - this is where you have the most control and where you can move the fastest with the ball.

Effectively dealing with a ball in the air has two components.  First, you want to gain control of the ball.  Second, you want to bring it to the ground

The process of gaining control of an air ball is called a TrapThe process of bring the ball to the ground is called a Squish.   

Trapping a ball out of the air and then squishing it to the ground is a complicated set of skills, difficult to learn, and demands perfect technique.  In particular, trapping an air ball that is high in the air and coming from a long distance away (medium/long distance trap) is especially difficult.  It is one of the most under practiced skills even at the advanced levels into high school and collegiate levels. 

Most youth players don’t deal well with air balls and bouncing balls, but imagine if you knew exactly what to do.  Imagine if while everyone else is running away from an air ball or waiting for it to settle, you are running towards it to trap it, bring it to the ground quickly, and dribble away with it

Despite its complexity, youth players can learn to trap an air ball and squish it to the groundThis  c ability is a huge advantage in youth soccer and worth investing the time to learn. Take your time, repeat it often, and practice this move over and over. 


176.  Indoor Video – Laces Medium Distance Trap + Squish

177.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Medium Distance Trap + Squish

178.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Medium Distance Trap + Squish


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12.16.2014

Best U12 Youth Soccer Moves | #173-#175 – Traps

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #173-#175
TRAPS

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The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.


Moves #173 - #175 – Traps
A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air and bring it down to the ground as quickly as possible.  Soccer is best played on the ground - this is where you have the most control and where you can move the fastest with the ball.

Effectively dealing with a ball in the air has two components.  First, you want to gain control of the ball.  Second, you want to bring it to the ground. 

The process of gaining control of an air ball is called a Trap.   

Trapping a ball out of the air is a complicated skill, one of the hardest to learn, and demands perfect technique.  Trapping an air ball that is high in the air and coming from a long distance away (medium/long distance trap) is especially difficult.  Trapping an air ball is also one of the most under practiced skills even at the advanced levels into high school and collegiate levels. 

Most youth players don’t deal well with air balls.  Typically youth players run away from air balls and let it bounce.  Others will stick a random body part in front of the ball and hope for the best.  Neither of these techniques are very effective. 

But imagine if you knew exactly what to do with air ball.  Imagine if while everyone else is running away from an air ball, you are running towards it to trap it and bring it under control

Despite its complexity, youth players can learn to trap an air ballThe ability is a huge advantage in youth soccer and worth investing the time to learn. Take your time, repeat it often, and practice this move over and over. 


173.  Indoor Video – Laces Medium Distance Trap

174.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Medium Distance Trap

175.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Medium Distance Trap


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12.15.2014

Best U12 Youth Soccer Moves | #168-#172 – Kicking/Passing/Traps

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U12 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #168-#172
KICKING / PASSING / TRAPS

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The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.


Moves #168 - #172 – Kicking / Passing / Traps

A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air.  The process of gaining control of an air ball is called a Trap.   

After taking a ball out of the air using any of a variety of body parts, the ball typically takes a bounce in front of you or beside you.  Kicking a ball out of the air (bouncing or otherwise) is a Volley.    

A Trap combined with a Volley is a huge goal scoring weapon.  Volleys generate significantly more power and velocity than striking a ball off the ground. 

Watch goal scoring highlights from any of the premiere soccer leagues and you will routinely see trap volley’s resulting in goals.      

Chest Trap + Volley = Goal

Thigh Trap + Volley = Goal

As one example, the lone goal by Germany to defeat Argentina in the World Cup Final 2014 was a trap + volley scored by Mario Gotz.




The trap + volley is a complicated skill, difficult to learn, and demands perfect technique

Despite its complexity, youth players can learn this techniqueThis ability is a huge advantage in youth soccer and worth investing the time to learn.


168.  Outdoor Video – Laces Close Distance Trap + Volley

169.  Outdoor Video – Inside Foot Close Distance Trap + Volley

170.  Outdoor Video – Outside Foot Close Distance Trap + Volley

171.  Outdoor Video – Thigh Close Distance Trap + Volley

172.  Outdoor Video – Chest Close Distance Trap + Volley


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12.11.2014

Best U12 Youth Soccer Moves | #160-#167 – Kicking/Passing

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U12 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #160-#167
KICKING / PASSING

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The best thing a developing soccer player can do is develop dominant ball skills needed to master the 1v1 (one verses one) game.

This means getting thousands of touches on the ball to develop deep comfort and control with all parts of the body and feet.  This also means mastering specific skills to keep the ball away from an opponent, move the ball around an opponent, and take the ball away from an opponent.  As a player grows up, dominant ball skills provide the best foundation for developing dominant passing skills.

Younger players can work through each move and skip those which are too difficult.  Older players can work through each move and spend time mastering those which are weak or missing from their game.


Moves #160 - #167 – Kicking / Passing
Watch goal scoring highlights from any of the premiere soccer leagues and there is one kick you will see on a regular basis – the volley. 

Chest Trap + Volley = Goal

Thigh Trap + Volley = Goal

Goalkeeper Punch Save + Bouncing Ball + Volley = Goal

The ability to effectively strike a bouncing ball is a huge goal scoring weapon.  Volleys generate significantly more power and velocity than striking a ball off the ground. 

Beyond scoring goals, volleys are useful in many other situations as well. 

If the ball is dangerously bouncing around in front of your own goal – unleash a volley and clear the ball out.  Or use a volley to make a long pass down field to a teammate making a run.

Bottom line – volleys are awesome. 


160.  Outdoor Video – Laces Volley Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

161.  Outdoor Video – Laces Volley Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball

162.  Outdoor Video – Inside Foot Volley Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

163.  Outdoor Video – Inside Foot Volley Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball

164.  Outdoor Video – Angle Volley Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

165.  Outdoor Video – Angle Volley Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball

166.  Outdoor Video – Side Volley Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

167.  Outdoor Video – Side Volley Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball


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Full List Of Top U12 Moves

9.29.2014

Kicking/Passing – 13 | Dribbling – 8 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING/PASSING 13
DRIBBLING 8

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
There are many components to a properly kicking a soccer ball.  If any of these components are executed incorrectly the entire kick breaks down.  Some of these components include:

·         Soccer Hop
·         Load
·         Down Swing
·         Placement Of Plant Foot
·         Shape Of Kicking Leg – V Shape
·         Shape Of Striking Foot
·         Ball Contacting Point
·         Eyes On Ball
·         Body Positioning
·         Shoulder Positioning
·         Impact Point
·         Follow Through

There is a soccer training DVD called Blast The Ball which is included with the Soccer University DVD training series.  Blast The Ball covers nearly every element of a correct soccer kick.  I strongly recommend this purchasing and reviewing this DVD to develop and master the various components of properly kicking a soccer ball. 

A Laces (Straight) Kick/Pass involves kicking the ball with the laces.  It also involves moving directly towards the ball rather than approaching from an angle.       

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass involves moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle) and using the laces to kick the ball along the ground in a specific direction.  This kick demands striking through the center/top of the ball, keeping your shoulders over the ball, and a follow through that stays parallel with the ground.     

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball involves learning how to properly kick a ball that is not moving along the ground using the laces and moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle).  A stationary ball allows you to focus exclusively on learning proper technique rather than worry about additional elements connected to a moving ball. 

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball technique involves learning how to use the Laces to properly kick a ball that is moving directly towards you and keep it on the ground.  This is a fairly common situation in youth soccer. 

The Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass involves moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle) and using the Laces to kick a low driving ball in air in a specific direction.  This kick demands striking through the center of the ball, opening up your shoulders a bit, and a normal follow through.

A Laces Low Driving Air Pass/Kick – Stationary Ball involves learning how to properly kick a ball that is not moving in the air with power using the Laces and moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle).  A stationary ball allows you to focus exclusively on learning proper technique rather than worry about additional elements connected to a moving ball. 

The Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball technique involves learning how to use the Laces to properly kick a ball that is moving directly towards you and drive it with power in the air. 


Dribbling
Mastering dribbling is beneficial because it allows you to move the ball into the best location on the field to execute the kicks and passes listed above. 

There are four foundational types of dribbling which must be mastered.  These types of dribbling include Speed Dribbling, Chop Dribbling, Controlled Dribbling, and Fast Dribbling


Kicking/Passing

Laces (Straight) Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Ground Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball
BTB | 1:59:45


Dribbling

Speed Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:16:45

Chop Dribbling
SU 1 | 59:50

Controlled Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:08:28

Fast Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:16:45


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)

9.03.2014

Kicking/Passing – 12 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 12

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
The Outside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass involves using the outside foot to kick a ball along the ground in a specific direction.  Instead of trapping the ball or kicking a stationary ball, this kick involves striking a moving ball.  This kick is commonly used to pass the ball to a teammate.  The idea behind one touch passing is speed of play.  One touch passing allows a team to move the ball quickly making it difficult for the opposing team to defend and tackle. 


Kicking / Passing

Outside Foot One Touch Ground Pass + Moving Laterally With Ball – Passing Back & Forth While Moving
SU 1 | 2:03:40

Outside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass
SU 1 | 1:39:05
BTB | 19:00


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)