Shielding / Physicality – 2 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills



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.

Shielding involves placing your body between the soccer ball and your opponent.  The purpose is to keep your opponent away from the ball and allow you to maintain possession.

Keep Away – Shielding is a drill rather than a specific move or technique.  It involves two players dropping a ball between them with each player working to get and maintain possession.  One player uses shielding to maintain possession while the second player works to get around or go through the shield and regain possession of the ball.  The game takes place within a small predetermined space to prevent players from dribbling away with the ball.  Players must shield to maintain possession, not dribble.

There are very few drills in this list of Top Soccer Moves, but Keep Away-Shielding is a fantastic way to teach shielding, aggression, and physical play.  Even youth who are not naturally aggressive have no choice but to step it up in this drill. 

NOTE:  I am not aware of instructional videos which demonstrate this drill.  The videos in this section will highlight Avery engaging in this drill with a partner. 

Shielding / Physicality

Keep Away – Shielding

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