How To Beat A Defender In Soccer – Great Tips To Beat A Defender In Soccer

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How to Beat a Defender in Soccer Hey guys. Matt from Epic Soccer Training.
I want to take you through a video that’s how to beat a defender in soccer. OK, guys. This is a video I’ve kind of been
wanting to do now because there’s a cool little trick that I had learned from one of my coaches
who was actually he was the high school coach of the nation for all sports. So you can’t
really get much better teaching than that. So what I want to do is I want to explain
one quick, simple trick of how to beat a defender in soccer. So I actually want to bring Chas
on here. The idea of this is to have a partner. Work
your way down the field. But when you notice defenders, most of the time, if they’re actually
playing correct defense I’m going to do a separate video on how to play defense in soccer
as well. But this is just how to beat a defender in soccer. So we’re going to stick at more of the offense.
A defender is usually playing if they’re playing properly, they’re pushing you to your opposite
foot. They’re pushing you to your weaker foot and they’re also going to have one foot in
front and it’s called jockeying. So what you do is you come in and then they bounce back
and they’re going to be jockeying you. A lot of defenders when you’re just starting
out, luckily when you’re not playing professionally or at a high level, they will be playing pretty
flat which is pretty easy. If Chas just wants to get around me to do a little meg or something
or let me see. Borrow real quick. Or if you’re coming on a defender who’s flat-footed, I
guess this is another trick. If he’s playing flat-footed, play the ball around him because
what’s going to happen is his body weight is going to be all back on his heels but again,
OK, that’s for the more simple guys. But again, if you’re having a defender who’s
playing proper defense, they’re pushing you one direction. They’re going to be pushing
you or trying to get you to go in front of them and the reason they want to get you to
go in front of them is because all it takes is one motion to jump in and steal the ball,
you know, which you can see there. If you learn to actually take a defender along
his backside, that’s actually the tip that I want to teach you because what happens when
that happens is if you just see the simple movement. Now I have to shift my body. I have
to turn and then I have to move and sprint to go back and get it whereas if you’re going
across, all you have to do is step in and steal it. So what I want you to work on is if Chas is
playing defense here let me do it kind of far so we can do at least a little bit. If
I get the ball, Chas is coming to play defense, what I want you to do is have your partner
push you to one direction or the other and kind of take their lead. So if he’s pushing me this way, I’m going
here and then learn to go down their backside a little bit and again, you’re going to be
going at a much quicker pace. You’re going to be going at about 80 percent to a full
sprint. They’re going to be backing up. They should be backing up as fast as they go. So if Chas is coming at me, and he’s taking
me on, you’re working goal! So you’re working along his backside and you really want to
kind of push the pace because you don’t want to go at some slow, ridiculously lethargic
pace. You know, that’s not going to get you any better. So what I want you to learn, if you’re learning
how to beat a defender in soccer, one of the big things that coaches really won’t teach
you because they don’t know unless you’re getting coaches who have their national A
license or B or C or someone who’s higher up is to really learn to focus on how the
defender is playing you. You know, sometimes they will be over-committing
and you can just go blow right by them. Sometimes they will be playing flat-footed and you can
meg them. You can push it down one side and go around them on the other which you will
see a lot of players do down the wings as well because they have more room to kind of
push the ball and sprint ahead. But really especially if you’re playing center-mid
attacking and I get a lot of questions like this is to always learn to play on the backside
of people. So you can go around them. They’re going to have to shift their body weight and
then you’re already around and now you’re looking for the next two on one with your
team mates. So again, that’s just a quick video I want
to teach you of how to beat a defender in soccer. Comment, like, subscribe. Do all that.
Let me know what you guys think because I’m here to help you guys out as well. I promise I will do a video on defending.
I haven’t forgotten you defenders but also if you want to see more tips of how I went
from being just an average soccer player to playing professionally and being in All-American
as well, just click the link below this video right now and I will see you guys in the next
lesson. Take care.

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