How to Shield a Soccer Ball – Online Soccer Academy

How to Shield a Soccer Ball – Online Soccer Academy
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What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of Soccer Academy. Today we are learning soccer skill drills
how to shield the ball from a defender. Description:
Using your body to shield the ball is an important soccer skill. As a forward it’s especially
important so when the ball is played into you, you can hold the ball up a few seconds
and this time allows for your midfielders to move up the field and support you. Key Points: Soccer Training Exercises
1. Turn your body sideways between the ball and your defender. Standing sideways gives
you better balance. 2. Bend your knees and lean into your defender.
Do not stand upright, as you will more easily be knocked off the ball 3. Use your toe studs and inside and outside
of your foot farthest away from your defender to control the ball. 4. Use your arm to feel where your defender
is but don’t grab them with your hands as that is usually a foul. 5. Spin away from the defender when possible.
If you feel the defender come up your left side, spin to your right. Equipment Needed: You need a ball and a partner.
If you don’t have a partner then just imagine you are playing against a defender. Exercise Player Can Do: Drills for soccer
Start off in your correct shielding the ball position against your defender. Once ready
say go. Youth soccer drills. Your partner, the defender, applies 50% pressure and pretends
to try and win it while you shield the ball. Do this for the 30 seconds. Then rest and
repeat 5 times and then switch with your partner. Once you feel comfortable with your technique
have the defender apply full pressure and see how long you can shield the ball. Do this
5 times and switch with your partner. If you don’t have a partner to train with
then imagine you are playing against a defender soccer exercises. [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] What Player Could Be Doing Wrong:
If you are getting knocked off the ball easily then you are off balance and too upright.
Turn your body sideways for better balance, bend your knees and lean into the defender. Bonus Tip:
Be aggressive and mentally strong when shielding the ball. Don’t “Hope” that you keep
the ball away from the defender, believe 100% that you own the ball and the defender is
not going to win it. How to play soccer. For tips on being aggressive watch our “How
to be Aggressive in Soccer” video by clicking here. Ending: Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer
Academy training soccer drills video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and
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free at OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. Players all over the world use it and you can do game
reviews and track your progress! Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked
for you? My name is Jared Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with
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85 thoughts on “How to Shield a Soccer Ball – Online Soccer Academy

  1. Just saying this, my high school coach noticed that I couldn't shield against the heavier guys. He had me doing 3×6 pistol squats, weighted squats and split squats. And trained my core for stability for 30inutes

  2. Good suggestion for a video! You be patient and keep them going backwards. Wait for them to mess up. If they go backwards you did your job.

  3. I retired because I tore my labrum in my groin/hip region. After two surgeries and lots of physical therapy I just wasn't the same player anymore and not good enough to play pro. It was time to retire. You can read more about it on the OnlineSoccerAcademy(dot)com blog by going to the blog and clicking the "retirement speech" category on the right hand side.

  4. I retired because I tore my labrum in my groin/hip region. After two surgeries and lots of physical therapy I just wasn't the same player anymore and not good enough to play pro. It was time to retire. You can read more about it on the OnlineSoccerAcademy(dot)com blog by going to the blog and clicking the "retirement speech" category on the right hand side.

  5. jared, i think it'd be a really good idea to make an analytical series, where you look at strong players from around the world and analyze what makes them stand out from the rest. Then you could not only help with players' technical ball skill, but you could help them with their in-game performance.

  6. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks Matt! I'll make a note of that in my videos to do list! Thanks!

  7. I have one of those! For learning how to take a Penalty Kick, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "How to take a Penalty Kick" video; that will help you. Or search on youtube for my Online Soccer Academy video tilted "Penalty Kick – How to take a Penalty Kick".

  8. LOL, loner style it is then! I've done a lot of training on my own and most pros I know grew up training a lot on their own too. Welcome to the club!

  9. Thanks! We release new training videos every Monday and we have almost 200 tutorials on the channel and at OnlineSoccerAcademy(dot)com so enjoy!

  10. hey jared! can u make a video of ''how to increase your stamina"? i need them as sometimes i got tired from playing and exahausted in the game

  11. For fitness and a stamina video, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then search for the "Soccer Fitness Tempo Runs" video. That will help a lot! Also the 30 Minute Training Sessions have a lot of fitness with the ball built into them so do those too. Or search them all on youtube.

  12. I came exactly looking for this video. First time I watched it, didn't fully grasp but after playing street soccer for so many years without real training I needed to go back and learn the basics..these basic soccer skills are very useful. keep making them please. great video thanks.

  13. Glad it worked good for you! We have lots of videos… basic, advanced and all in between!

  14. i tend to do this alot. at first i got penalties because my arms were too high. now i can protect properly. i can now defend my little 5ft2 figure aha! thank you!:)

  15. Hello jared ugh i want to say that every time i get the ball i always lose it even when i dribble is there a way i wont lose the ball quickly? Or i just need to practice dribbling? Or i just practice this? Im 14 and just started playinng soccer i mean i know a little bit becuase i played when i was 6 then i stop ;( i also want to tryout for my high school team? I there a way i improve dribbling?ball controll?

  16. For learning dribbling, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "How to Dribble a Soccer Ball" video; that will help you. But also learn to be more confident! Click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and search for the "How Not to Be Nervous Before a Game" video. Also watch the "How to be Confident" video.

  17. Can a soccer player play in whatever league the want like is it possible and how like could i play in "La Liga" if i am born in the US or say i join the international league could i play for whatever team

  18. What if they push you off the ball. I am a 13 year old and im quite small for my age and every time I go up against a guy I shield as a last resort but every time i do they push me off the ball.

  19. He left out a MAJOR point! When shielding the ball, eyes & and head MUST be up and moving on a swivel at all times!  If you do it with your head down….as his head was down the entire time on the demo, the negative take away is 1. You'll get double teamed and lose the ball 2. You'll miss seeing teammates who are supporting you from behind and teammates making penetrating runs. (and tick off your teammates) 3. You'll miss seeing where there is the MOST room to spin away from the defender and maintain possession. Clever defenders will pull and tug, so "feeling" for the defender is an inadequate option. Click on clips of Iniesta, Xavi and Pirlo shielding the ball. They NEVER have their head down!  Copy and model their habits and become the best player you can be! Good luck

  20. You can't use your arm, that's a foul. in your clips, you use your arm against him to cover the ball. it's a foul that is sadly never called

  21. I get easily taken out of shield :/ how to get stronger
    I feel like my teammates are tossing me around the field when I have a ball

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