7.09.2014

Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #161-#165 – Traps / Squishes

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #161-#165
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 #161 - #165 – 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.  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. 


161.  Indoor Video – Laces Close Distance Trap + Squish

162.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Close Distance Trap + Squish

163.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Close Distance Trap + Squish

164.  Indoor Video – Thigh Close Distance Trap + Squish

165.  Indoor Video – Chest Close Distance Trap + Squish


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Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #156-#160 – Squishes

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #156-#160
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 #156 - #160 – 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 bring the ball to the ground is called a Squish.   

Squishing a bouncing ball to the ground is a complicated skill, one of the hardest to learn, and demands perfect technique.  Squishing a bouncing 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 bouncing balls, but imagine if you knew exactly what to do.  Imagine if while everyone else is watching the ball, you instantly bring it to the ground and dribble away with it

Despite its complexity, youth players can learn to squish a bouncing ball to the groundThis 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. 


156.  Indoor Video – Sole Close Distance Squish

157.  Indoor Video – Shin Close Distance Squish

158.  Indoor Video - Inside Foot Close Distance Squish

159.  Indoor Video – Outside Foot Close Distance Squish

160.  Indoor Video – Body Close Distance Squish


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Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #151-#155 – Traps

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #151-#155
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 #151 - #155 – 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 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. 


151.  Indoor Video – Laces Close Distance Trap

152.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Close Distance Trap

153.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Close Distance Trap

154.  Indoor Video – Thigh Close Distance Trap

155.  Indoor Video – Chest Close Distance Trap


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Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #145-#150 – Moves

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #145-#150 – MOVES

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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 #145 - #150 – Moves
1st Touch + Dribbling + MOVES + Physicality + Ball Control = BALL DOMINANCE

Most of the moves listed below are Change Of Direction moves utilizing a Fake Kick

A Fake Kick is a fantastic way to create space.  The defender thinks you are going to blast the ball at them and they react accordingly. 

While reactions may vary, in most cases a Fake Kick will freeze the defender.  They will stop moving, or jump, or turn away, for just a second while you change directions and move to a new spot.

I love the U-Turn.  For a goal scorer, this kick is priceless.  You utilize a Fake Kick and then roll the ball the opposite way to open up a new shooting lane.  Professional players don’t use this move as often as I would think they would, but any time I see it used it is extremely effective.

The only move below which does not utilize the Fake Kick is the Pull Push.  This is one of the most effective moves to use when Pressure Dribbling with a defender directly to your side

A dominant 1v1 artist must have multiple moves in their arsenal.  These moves are fun to learn and effective.  Practice them repeatedly until you can execute them in a game without thinking about it.  When combined with skilled dribbling, mastery of these moves will take your 1v1 skills to a new level


145. Indoor Video – Change Of Direction – U-Turn

146. Indoor Video – Change Of Direction – U-Turn Stepover

147. Indoor Video – Change Of Direction – Hook Turn / Cruyff

148. Indoor Video – Change Of Direction – Fake Shot + Push Away

149. Indoor Video – Change Of Direction – Fake Shot + Pull Back

150. Indoor Video – Stops & Starts – Pull Push  

 
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Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #139-#144 – Kicking/Passing

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #139-#144
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 #139 - #144 – Kicking / Passing
It is now time to use your dominant ball skills to implement an effective and attacking 2v1 passing game (wall passes, overlaps, diagonal runs, through balls, etc.).

The Wall Pass is the most effective 2v1 play in soccer

A Wall Pass can be used anywhere on the field and when executed correctly can devastate even a well-organized defense. 

The Wall Pass is so effective because the instinct of a defender is to follow/chase the ball.  Get a defender to move one way while you move the opposite way and into space behind them.   

Combination play is underutilized at every level of soccer, but skilled youth players can absolutely execute the Wall Pass during a game.  The soccer club where Avery plays keeps track of Wall Passes completed during games and the team routinely completes a significant number each game at U11.  

Even if the Wall Pass is not taught by your coach, you should practice and become skilled at this move.  It will make you more effective and make you stand out from everyone else on the field. 


139.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Across Body Wall Pass + Moving

140.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Away From Body Wall Pass + Moving

141.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Away From Body Wall Pass + Moving

142.  Indoor Video – Inside Foot Across Body One Touch Return Wall Pass

143.  Indoor Video - Inside Foot Away From Body One Touch Return Wall Pass

144.  Indoor Video - Outside Foot Away From Body One Touch Return Wall Pass


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6.19.2014

Best U11 Youth Soccer Moves | #133-#138 – Kicking/Passing/Dribbling

TOP SOCCER MOVES – RANKED LISTS
U11 YOUTH SOCCER
MOVES #133-#138
KICKING / PASSING / DRIBBLING

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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 #133 - #138 – Kicking / Passing / Dribbling
DRIBBLING + 1st Touch + KICKING/PASSING = KICKING/PASSING/SCORING DOMINANCE

The Straight Kick is a must for the advanced soccer player.  It is extremely effective and is commonly taught and utilized by the greatest players all over the world. 

Unfortunately, the Straight Kick is often overlooked among American soccer players.  Many elite players, even at the college and professional level, have not practiced this kick enough to be comfortable using it during a game.    

Imagine that you are between two defenders – one defender immediately to your left and a second defender immediately to your right.  With a Straight Kick you can continue your straight travel, the ball stays in front of you, and you maintain the ability to strike

If you were to attempt, however, to do an Angle Kick in this situation, you would have to move your body into one defender and push the ball into the second defender to execute the kick. 

The ability to strike the ball without adjusting your body or the location of the ball provides a significant advantage in certain situations.  The Straight Kick is utilized consistently by great strikers to score goals


133.  Outdoor Video – Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

134.  Outdoor Video – Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball

135.  Outdoor Video – Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball

136.  Outdoor Video – Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball

137.  Outdoor Video – Dribbling + Laces Ground Kick/Pass

138.  Outdoor Video – Dribbling + Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball


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5.06.2014

Kicking/Passing – 9 | 1st Touch - 10 | Dribbling – 6 | Youth Soccer

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 9
1ST TOUCH 10
DRIBBLING 6

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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 Inside Foot Ground Kick/Pass is a foundational move and should be mastered at an early age.  It involves using the inside foot to kick the ball along the ground in a specific direction.  This kick offers a high degree of control if executed correctly which is why it is commonly used to pass the ball to a teammate.  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.     


1st Touch
A Forward Touch always means moving the ball towards the goal.  If possible, your 1st Touch of the ball should move the ball towards the opponent’s goal.  Your first thought should be to attack, to advance the ball, to put pressure on the defense. 

An Inside Foot Angle Forward Touch means the ball is approaching you at an angle and you use your 1st Touch to send the ball towards your opponent’s goal.  This is a more complicated touch because you must angle your receiving foot properly to get the ball to move in the direction you want it to. 


Dribbling
Chop Dribbling involves quick, choppy steps and touching the ball with every step.  This is the most controlled type of dribbling and is usually utilized in a crowded area of the field while still allowing you to move the ball forward.

Controlled Dribbling involves moving the ball down the field as quickly as possible while using the same foot to touch the ball every stride.  The part of the foot that touches the ball – laces, inside foot, outside foot – is irrelevant.  The idea is to get the same foot on the ball in whatever way is most appropriate.  Controlled Dribbling provides a nice balance of speed and control. 


Kicking / Passing + 1st Touch + Dribbling

Inside Foot Ground Pass + Inside Foot Angle Forward Touch + Dribbling + Moving Laterally With Ball
SU 1 | 2:03:40

Inside Foot Ground Kick/Pass
SU 1 | 1:31:55
BTB | 18:38

Inside Foot Angle Forward Touch + Moving
SU 2 | 32:26

Chop Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:06:48

Controlled Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:08:28


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