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
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