REC Skills of the week: MARADONA and the SQUIRT

Monday, August 28, 2023



Push ball forward, stop it with the sole of one foot while stepping past it, turn and drag ball back with sole of other foot, continue turning all the way around and take the ball with the inside of the first foot.

360 or SPINNING MOVE, three components- 'Stop, Hop and Spin'.

  1. Dribble the ball forward and then stop it with the sole (cleats) of your right shoe by briefly putting your foot on top of the ball.
  2. Hop that same foot over to the other side of the now motionless ball. For an instant, you have "straddled" the ball.
  3. Spin (counterclockwise) over the top of the ball and as your left foot reaches the ball pull it with you by scraping across the top.  This will cause it to roll with you as you complete the spin to face the original direction.

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Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960) is an Argentine retired professional footballer.  He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.  Maradona's vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature (1.65 m or 5 ft 5 in), which gave him a low center of gravity allowing him to maneuver better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run.  His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition.  A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.

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The "Squirt" drill enhances soccer ball control for a competitive edge!
The "Squirt" drill enhances soccer ball control for a competitive edge combining previous moves shown on this channel. The Squirt soccer drill combines the "Sole of Foot" and "Drag drill. Remember that ball control is key in soccer.  It’s about being comfortable on the ball, instant control, change of direction, able to change feet, & move the ball where you want.

The Squirt



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