Firstly make the skill you own and adapt it to your physical advantages
you promote to the pitch. It frustrates me when people get so down about physical attributes that they cannot help. I’m talking about height and build. Use your physical attributes to your advantage because you possess something unique and positive that can skin anyone anytime. So whatever your build, height, speed or strength is try to master skills that are suited to you, that provide options on the pitch and that not many people can execute better than you.
Secondly skills, moves, tricks and the works don’t have to be perfectly done.
Make the skill your own
, work on it, watch how it is done, and execute it in the way that works and that you feel most comfortable with. People go on about their elastic didn’t nutmeg the defender yet they still beat the man. Who cares? You skinned him. If you get the job done, you’ve done a good job.
And lastly, before I get into some skills, is that I would like to warn everyone that half-assism
is a disease sweeping the earth. When executing tricks, especially simpler ones, you’ve got to be able to execute the trick with effort. If you do it half-assed then it will fail. Wont throw the defender off etc.
Now some tricks for you starting out or trying some new stuff are ones that are incredibly effective. So don’t think that simple means your Mr Novice. I use most of these moves most of all, professionals use these moves. The legends did. So don’t ignore them and just head to the akkas.
THE THROW OFF:
The throw off is the fake kick your talking about. It has to be one of the greatest moves ever performed.
Instead of striking the ball or putting a cross in we make ourselves look like that is going to occur, but at the moment of foot-ball contact we can either:
- to throw the opponent off balance.
Cut it into a direction
- So we move the ball into a desired path to bide us time for what we want to achieve in the play.
The key to this move is smarts and over exaggeration. Quick thinking about what to do after making the opponent flinch or go off balance is necessary to making the throw off extra effective. Over exaggeration can come in handy to. So this means no half assism and plenty of oomph int the movement. Keep your eyes fixed on ball. This makes the opponent think you are definitely going to whip in a cross or have a shot.
THE CRUYFF TURN:
Is a variation of the throw off and is a more exaggerated move created by Johan Cruyff. It is for changing direction from left to right and keeps the defender thinking that they are going to put in a cross or pass or shoot until the last second.
To do it we open our body up make it look like we are going to pass the ball with our right foot. Just before the pass is executed; simply wrap your right boot and push the ball behind your planted left foot changing direction.
You have thrown the defender off balance and changed direction very quickly giving you time to move on.
Johan Cruyff does it here
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... =cruyff+tu
Hope this helps