REC Skills of the week: BACKWARDS 'L' and ROLL-OVER & PULLBACK

Monday, April 1, 2024



The PULLBACK "L" or UNDERNEATH 'L' is the sister move to the "V" move.  

Three-step move.

  1. Fake kick motion up onto the ball.
  2. Drag backwards with the sole (cleats) to prepare the ball for the tap underneath.
  3. Tap with the inside of that same foot that redirects the ball underneath the support leg and into the new direction.

Forward L, Backward L switch


Roll over Activity

Smart Drills for Youth Soccer Players: Step Over Rolls


The Five Fundamental Soccer Moves and the Footwork Behind Them

  • Lunge
  • Stepover
  • Scissor
  • Roll
  • Inside - Outside

Kicking is NOT a Soccer Skill


Give your child a 'leg up' by sharing the videos and info we've posted online before and during the season....

"We can't emphasize enough the important role that parents play in participating in their Childs development before entering into organized play.  It's like teaching your child to learn the alphabet, words, vocabulary and simple sentence structure before expecting them to read a book on their own.  BALL MASTERY plays a crucial role in laying down the FOUNDATION upon which the entire game is taught and learnt.”
- Tom Byers


Setup a small soccer activity area to practice some of your favorite moves, or visit the following links for more activities:

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